Tips for Home & Office


Tips to Help You Out with Your Piping and Drainage Systems

Stuck with a costly plumbing bill that caught you off guard, but still had to pay since you had no choice? Well, you shouldn’t! Plumbing problems have a tendency of cropping up when you least expect them, but there are signs that you can watch out for you to be ahead of your plumbing problems. All you need is to keep out an eye for these warning signs, and in the long run, you will end up solving plumbing issues before the damage gets too far.

It is a known fact that water causes damage to construction materials and discoloring exhibits this destruction, cracking, and even bad smells. When it comes to the toilet tank, you should regularly check out for rusty stains. Rust tends to eat into the metal parts leading to broken pieces and dysfunctional toilets. Having the affected parts replaced promptly by a qualified professional will save you from having to buy entirely new toilet tanks now and then.

Inspection of water pipes is also something you should learn to do often; if the pipes are exposed you will notice water leaks, and on the other hand, when the pipes are inside walls, staining and mold growth may be seen in the affected area. This may be common, especially in areas where there are joints, and you should do the repairs as soon as possible to avoid water loss. Buildings also tend to become weak and may end up coming down due to prolonged water damage; cracked floors and walls are warning signs and these should never be ignored.

A combination of heat and water presents right conditions for rust to form and therefore, your water heater is susceptible to rust formation; inspect it regularly so that you take the necessary measures before the heater fails to work. It is commendable to drain water from the heater regularly and clean out any formed sediments as these may interfere with the efficiency of the water heater.

Another tip is that once you close the taps in your house or business areas look out for any leaks and replace the valves that do not close properly as you may end up with huge water bills. This should also apply to appliances that use water such as the shower and the washing machine. Last but not least, whenever you drain water through a sink or tub, look at the rate at which the water flows; water that takes too long usually indicates a blockage, and this can be rectified using a vacuum pump or by use of hot water.

When the plumbing issue is beyond your repair ability, however, call a qualified plumber, and if you live in Centurion and the surrounding areas, then you are in luck. For blocked pipes, repairs in your bathroom and hot water systems, give us a call. We are a team of professionals that will handle all plumbing, gas, heating and drainage problems at very affordable rates and we have the required documentation to do the job. Call us on 087 551 0825 or check out our services for more information.