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Six Signs That Your Plumbing System Needs Checking

  • 22 Apr 2014

It’s easy to forget the importance of ensuring that your plumbing systems are well-maintained and operating efficiently. The fact that your plumbing system pretty much runs silently in the background while you go about your day-to-day affairs means that it’s quite likely for it to remain unnoticed for a long period of time – more often than not, until the exact moment when you realize that plumbing repairs are needed.

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Unless you want to wake up one day and find your bathroom or kitchen in complete watery chaos, it’s best to watch out for the following signs or circumstances (and to call for expert plumbers in Brisbane as soon as you encounter them):

1. Constant leaks or drips

Drips aren’t exactly unheard-of when it comes to plumbing systems – more often than not, a simple pipe repair or tap tightening can solve the problem. However, when they start becoming more frequent and steady, it might take more than a pipe leak repair job to resolve it. Upgrade your plumbing system, before high pressure or faulty drainage go beyond annoying you with continuous dripping and start wreaking havoc on your whole system.

2. Hot water system problems

Every homeowner knows that problems with hot water plumbing systems should be taken seriously. Check if it's still in good working condition and assess if it's using up too much energy (especially if it's an electric hot water system). It would help to call an expert plumber for hot water maintenance or to determine if your current configuration needs an upgrade.

3. Water discoloration

Colored water usually means dirty water, plain and simple. When your pipes get rusty or corroded, the water that comes from your plumbing system will definitely be contaminated. Don’t think twice about calling a qualified plumber to upgrade your system, as water discoloration usually means that your pipes are too old or damaged to function properly.

4. Slow draining

Slow-draining sinks or tubs could be signs that mould or sludge has accumulated inside your pipes, or that some of the pipes in your system are either broken or causing a disruption. Call your local plumber to upgrade your plumbing system if a plunger doesn’t solve your slow drainage problems.

5. Noises coming from pipes

Don’t ignore any knocking noises coming from your pipes, because those aren't supposed to happen. Your plumbing system might be enduring high pressure, or there could be loose valves or components that could cause further damage to your pipes if left unattended to.

6. House renovating

The sixth reason isn’t so much a sign as it is a situation, but it’s still worth mentioning. Any major renovation or remodeling in your house is an opportunity to check on the health of your plumbing system, especially if you’re renovating your bathroom or kitchen.

For more handy hints and discount alerts, subscribe to our newsletter now. Don’t hesitate to call for an expert plumber in Brisbane if any of these signs start pointing towards a plumbing system upgrade. Click here to get started.

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