fix-plumbing-issues-tipsA leaking tap or dripping toilet is a sign that the washer or some other part is probably worn and needs replacing. It’s a simple job for the hands of a capable maintenance plumber. Unfortunately, most of those little jobs go unnoticed until a plumbing emergency becomes a serious issue.

Annoying leaks and drips. A leaking tap or dripping toilet will most likely get worse over time. Our research shows that small drips and leaks could waste more than 30 litres of water daily! That’s PER leaking tap or dripping showerhead. How many leaking faucets and dripping toilets do you have in the house? They’re bad for your wallet, and they can be so annoying!

Slow drains. Are you getting sick of how slowly the water drains in your tubs and sinks? Sink and tub drains cannot remove debris on their own – they need some loving care from a maintenance plumber. This needs to be done every three to five months depending on the size of your family, your lifestyle and the quality of your plumbing. If the drain is slowing down, call a maintenance plumber!

Dripping kitchen sink. So you know that leaking taps can waste a lot of water and swell your water bill? Well, a dripping kitchen sink is the bigger evil. Drips can occur at the mixer or tap, the sink strainers or accessories. They’re often invisible and cause extensive damage to your cabinets, cupboards and cupboard floor. Those hidden plumbing leaks can be costly and should be fixed before major repairs are necessary!

Toilet sense. Do not throw disposable nappies, paper towels, floss or wet wipes down the toilet – they can clog the plumbing or choke the toilet because they don’t break up the way toilet paper does! Please respect your throne.

Water pressure issues. Are your kids complaining about lower water pressure in the faucet or shower? Calcium build-up could be the cause. Calcium builds up in your plumbing over time, obstructing the flow of water. To avoid problems have it regularly inspected by a maintenance plumber.

Your grandmother was right prevention is always better than the cure. So why not apply the same principle to your household’s plumbing? It makes sense when you think about it.