5 General Plumbing Tips To Save You Money

Plumbing maintenance and repairs can be expensive. But with a little knowledge and some preventive steps, you can help minimize the cost and frequency of plumbing problems at your home or business.

Read on to find out what you can do to prevent plumbing problems and the stress and expenses that come with them.

Keep an eye out for leaks, signs of water damage and dripping taps

Water leaks aren’t always easy to detect unless they are right in front of you. It’s only when the water damage becomes visible through damp walls or water puddles that you know there’s a leak. But you can catch it early on by checking the area around water appliances and fixtures. If there are wet patches and a musty smell, there’s a leak somewhere in your property.

If you hear water dripping and can’t find the source, call in a general plumber near you immediately. They will get to the root of the leak and repair or replace it as required. The same goes for dripping faucets or taps. There could be a problem with your water pressure or a faulty component.

Clean your drains regularly

Everyone gets blocked drains now and then. They don’t require general plumbing services every time. Instead, the key is to know how to deal with them. Take simple measures, like using strainers, not pouring grease down your kitchen sink, and cleaning your drains regularly to avoid buildup from soap scum and hair.

Another important tip is to avoid chemical drain cleaners for blocked drains. They are corrosive and damage your plumbing infrastructure. Instead, use natural substitutes like vinegar, baking soda and drain rods. For stubborn or recurring blockages, call a reliable general plumber in Perth Hills. They can do a drain inspection and get to the origin of the blocked drain.

Lastly, always get a routine drain cleaning done by your general plumbing contractor. They have CCTV drain cameras and high-pressure drain jets that flush and clear your drains.

Keep note of your water pressure

Is your toilet not flushing properly? Or is the water pressure in your sink too fast?
Low water pressure is usually caused by a leak or blocked drain. High water pressure, on the other hand, can damage your pipes and wear down your plumbing fixtures. If you have inconsistencies with your water pressure, call your plumber immediately.

Fix plumbing problems as soon as you notice them

Don’t ignore minor plumbing problems like small leaks or slow draining water. They eventually escalate, leading to damaged pipes and water damage to your property. Get them fixed immediately to avoid expensive repairs and high water bills.

Be proactive with your plumbing maintenance

Do routine maintenance to keep your plumbing system functioning perfectly. This includes an inspection of your water heaters, toilets, shut off valves, heaters, water appliances and drain and gutter cleaning.
This prevents drain blockages, backed up drains and problems with your water heaters, pressure valves and drain pipes.


Kalamunda Plumbing offers a wide range of general and specialised plumbing services for residential and commercial properties. Whether you need toilet and tap repair, drain unblocking, or water heater installation, our expert plumbers can help. Give us a call for quick and reliable plumbing services today.


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