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Top 6 Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Plumbing, like all other services in your home, needs regular maintenance to prevent small issue becoming much larger problem.  Alliance Plumbing Brisbane plumbers recommend you follow these maintenance tips to help prevent large costly bills:

Watch out for little problems

A leaking faucet or a faulty tap are not big jobs to get fixed but by taking action early, they will most likely stay as small jobs.

Ditch drain cleaner

If you are using a commercial drain cleaner to unclog drains, stop!  The chemicals in these can damage your pipes and cause expensive damage.

Check your hot water system

Most hot water systems come with maintenance instructions about regular operation of the Pressure and Temperature Relief valve.  Follow these instructions to get the best longevity out of your system.

Update your pipes

If you live in an old home the chances are your pipes are also old! Get a qualified plumber to quote on replacing them.  Newer plumbing is safer and in the end, usually more cost effective.

Be careful of what you flush

It can be hard to remember and even more difficult to practice, but the only things you should flush down your toilet are human waste and toilet paper. There are no real exceptions to this rule.

Set the maximum water temperature to 50° Celsius

This temperature is considered sufficient for domestic hygiene purposes and effectively reduces the risk of scalding-related injuries from hot water use.  This can be done by getting a qualified plumber to install a tempering device.

You also need to know where the shut off value is so if you do experience problems, like an overflowing toilet or a pipe that has exploded, you can shut off the water immediately to prevent further damage.

Never try to fix plumbing issues yourself.  An Alliance Plumbing qualified plumber has the knowledge and experience to fix plumbing issue quickly and cost effectively across the Brisbane area.  DIY fixes can end up costing a lot more in the long run if these are not completed correctly. Feel free to contact us today on 07 3397 2030 or book a job through our contacts page.

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