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What is green plumbing?

What is green plumbing?

All over the world, efforts to save the environment range from big movements such as industries turning to more renewable sources of energy to small habits like reducing everyday household energy by using low-energy appliances as well as lessening water consumption. In terms of plumbing, the industry promotes green plumbing as the new norm so that we can all take part in saving the environment.

What is green plumbing? 

Green plumbing is an environmentally friendly plumbing practice that is not only cost-efficient but more importantly promotes environmental sustainability. Environmental sustainability aims to lessen eco-footprint by consuming products or doing activities that won’t have a large impact on the environment. In terms of green plumbing, this means making use of energy-saving appliances, low flow fixtures and innovative technology designed to last long yet has minimal eco-footprint for domestic, commercial and industrial installations.

At The Plumbing and Gas Guys, we can help you upgrade to more environment-friendly plumbing practices by offering our energy-efficient plumbing appliances as well as our water-efficient plumbing services. We have licensed and experienced plumbers that can handle your transition to green plumbing since they have the knowledge and the necessary tools to accomplish the job in compliance with all environmental rules and regulations.

If you have an existing hot water system and would want to upgrade to a more energy-efficient system please contact our team today.

We can modify your existing plumbing and make them more energy and water-efficient by making sure that there are no water leaks on your entire plumbing system in toilets, showerheads and taps. Lastly, we can help set-up a more efficient way of plumbing waste disposal by connecting your line to the main sewer or by cleaning and maintaining your septic tank.

At The Plumbing and Gas Guys, we help reduce environmental impact by following green plumbing practices such as using energy-saving plumbing appliances, low flow fixtures and proper waste disposal in all our installation projects.

We also supply, install, maintain and do repairs on energy-efficient hot water systems like solar hot water systems as well as heat pumps. Our hot water system listings also especially feature an energy-efficiency star rating system to help clients choose the best option for their homes.

Our team consists of qualified plumbers and gasfitter trained to offer high-quality standard services for your needs. All of our work is certified and the required paperwork is submitted to the governing bodies as required. If you want to discuss your green plumbing options, phone us on 1800 087 244. We have 24/7 customer service ready to discuss your plumbing concerns.

Down the Drain: What can and cannot be poured down the kitchen sink?

Down the Drain: What can and cannot be poured down the kitchen sink?

We sometimes take for granted the small things that we do that it becomes a routine. Take, for example, cleaning up the dishes. Do you scrape everything off the plate first before running it with water or putting it in the dishwasher? Or do you just allow the running water to remove the scraps? How about the small flecks like the coffee grounds that had settled at the bottom of your glass? If you are used to washing these small flecks to wash down your sink, stop and think twice before you proceed. These small flecks of solid waste can accumulate and cause blocked drains and pipes.

Here are some frequently asked questions about what is safe and harmful to pour down the sink: 

Can I pour coffee grounds or tea leaves down the sink?

Never pour coffee grounds or tea leaves down the sink even though the beans and the leaves are finely ground, since this can still accumulate and stick to your pipes. If you ask any plumber, along with grease, coffee grounds and tea leaves are one of the most common reasons for blocked kitchen pipes especially since a lot of people brew their own coffee or tea at home every day. The best way to dispose of ground coffee or tea leaves is to decompose them. You can bury them on your backyard or sprinkle them on your garden to get rid of unwanted pests. Otherwise, seal them on a bag and properly dispose of it on a rubbish bin.

Can you put flour down the drain?

Never put wet flour down the drain even if it can even pass through the drain since this can harden and block your pipes. When flour is mixed with water, it creates a sticky substance that can act as a glue. Not only will this attract other solid wastes passing through to clump up, but the starch in the mixture can also expand causing the waste to enlarge and cause a blockage. The best way to dispose of flour is to decompose it. For flour stuck on plates or utensils, remember to scrape them off and seal it in a bag before properly disposing of it in a rubbish bin and if you cannot decompose.

Can you pour yogurt down the sink?

Yogurt and other dairy products should not be poured or washed down the sink because the substance cannot be easily broken down. When mixed in our waterways, this can affect the oxygen level of any aquatic life present since the process of breaking down the substance by bacteria requires a lot of oxygen. When dairy products are continuously disposed of in kitchen sinks even in small quantities, these can still affect our waterway especially if a lot of people are doing it. The best way to dispose of dairy products is to decompose it by spreading it over pasture or cultivated ground.

Is it OK to pour grease down the sink?

Never, ever pour grease down the sink even though they seem to be in a liquid state. Grease, fat or oil acts as an agent that binds and sticks solid things to your pipes. The best way to dispose of grease and other fats is to put them in a jar and letting them freeze before properly disposing of them in a rubbish bin. 

Can I pour vinegar down the sink?

It is okay to pour vinegar down the sink since the acid can act as an alternative cleaning agent that can soften or dissolve trapped substances that are stuck in your drains and pipes. This is okay if you do not pour vinegar down the sink every day, for instead of working as a cleaning agent, it can corrode your drains and pipes, causing an even bigger plumbing problem.

Is it OK to pour boiling water down the drain?

It is OK to pour hot water or boiling water down the drain for this can soften the hardened substances that are starting to stick to your drains and pipes. This is okay, provided that the water is not overwhelmingly hot for this can expand your sink or melt PVC pipes.

Other things that shouldn’t be poured down the sink or washed down the drain are eggshells, raw meat trimmings, produce stickers, vegetable and fruit peels and seeds. These are usually broken down into small pieces that is why they are usually washed down the sink. But remember that these are still solid substances that can stick together and block your drains and pipes.

If you have been pouring undesirable things down your sink and it’s been a long time since you had your pipes checked, it might be time to do so now to see if there’s already a buildup preventing a healthy flow of your plumbing system. Do not make pouring or washing anything down the kitchen sink a habit. Make sure to have your plumbing checked and maintained at least once a year to see if everything is good working condition.

At The Plumbing and Gas Guys, we service blocked drains and pipes not limited to kitchen sinks, bathroom showers and toilets. Our process starts with an external inspection to see the condition of your blocked drain or pipe to see if it can be unclogged using our advanced drain machine. However, if the drain or the pipe is still blocked, we shall then proceed with using a water jitter to cut pressure and flush the blockage.

Call a professional and licensed plumber on 1800 087 244 and get your blocked drains fixed!

Plumbing Noises: What do they mean?

Plumbing Noises: What do they mean?

Plumbing Noises: What do they mean?

Pain is a good indicator that there must be something wrong with our body. For a domestic or a commercial establishment. hearing unusual noises might be a sign that there’s something wrong with the plumbing. Whether it’s a dripping sound or pipes banging, they aren’t just loud, they are also irritating, and you realise that it needs to be looked at.

It’s better to familiarise yourself with these plumbing noises so that the next time you hear them, you won’t just ignore these sounds. You can take the necessary steps to prevent further damage to your plumbing, for, when left unattended, can cause incidents such as a flooded basement or a leaking roof. 

Banging - can be heard when something that shouldn’t be on your pipe is stuck and is hitting the metal and even plastic pipes causing it to vibrate and produce the banging sound. When small debris accumulates, they will first float around and hit the pipes until they become large enough to cause a blockage. Too much water pressure and air entering the pipes can also create the banging sound.  

Clanking - happens when valves and knobs are loose allowing too much water pressure to be exerted on the pipes or the water heater tanks. 

Clicking - is often heard when a pump is waterlogged and is short cycling on and off. Thermal expansions of pipes can also create clicking noises when the heat rises from hot water heating baseboards. 

Dripping - means that there is a leakage in your plumbing. This is often heard from leaking water splashing the sink or when the drip is too fast and it creates a rhythm whether it exits from the faucet, the pipe, or the toilet. 

Glugging or Gurgling - can be heard from multiple plumbing points like the pipes, the vents and even the sewer line. This can mean that the pipes are either blocked with sediments like food wastes or small minerals, or air has somehow entered the system. For the sewer line, this can mean that tree roots penetrated the pipes and are blocking the flow of the water. 

Hissing - from a water heater tank means that there might be too much air disrupting the system. Hissing from the pipes means that there might be leakage and air is let through together with the water. 

Humming - is created when water pressure is too high, making the pipes vibrate when water is running. On the other hand, low humming from a running well pump or a circulating water heater pump is just normal - indicating that the system is activated and working well. 

Knocking or Popping - from a tank water heater is a sign of sediment buildup along the sides of the tank and the burner, reducing its efficiency and making it longer to heat the water, increasing your energy consumption. 

Rattling - happens when constant vibration of the pipes eventually displaces them from being mounted and fastened on ceilings and walls. When water is running through these displaced pipes, you’ll hear this loud rattling sound that’s a good indication that it needs to be mounted up, otherwise too much water pressure could make the pipe burst.

Squealing - can be heard mainly from loosened valves in faucets. It can also be heard from worn down plumbing furniture like washing machines and dishwashers. There might be some loose knobs and valves inside the machines that need tightening up.

Whistling - from your showerhead can be heard when some of the exit points are blocked with debris causing water pressure to build up and make the whistling sound as it looks for ways to release the water. 

If you hear these noises and are not sure of what to do, it is important that you immediately call a licensed plumber to check out the problem. While waiting for the plumbers and you know where the master switch is, turn off your water or gas line to avoid furthering the damage to the plumbing system. 

At The Plumbing and Gas Guys, our plumbing services cover domestic and commercial inhouse and outer plumbing. From kitchen and bathroom gas & plumbing installation, repair and maintenance, to pipes & drain water jetting and tree root cutting as well as septic tank cleaning and sewer line connections, no job is too extensive nor too small. 

Common Plumbing Misuse

Common Plumbing Misuse

We use our sinks, showers and toilets a couple of times every day but have you thought about whether these activities you've been used to are correct? Here are some of the most common misuse of plumbing utilities that though seemingly harmless, can lead to big plumbing issues that would require professional and prompt work.

Flushing food waste down the sink

Flushing food down the drain is one of the most common misuses of plumbing in the whole world. This is also the number one reason for blocked pipes and drains. If you still prefer to clean your plate of food waste down the drain, opt for sinks with waste disposal units which can catch the food waste and then eventually empty the bin through proper waste disposal means. Other garbage disposal units also have a grinding chamber where solid food waste is broken down to tiny particles which can then be washed away by the water and down into your drain. In addition to flushing food scraps down the drain, most people also choose to expel grease waste down the sink. Since grease might accumulate and eventually form a solid block that can clog your pipes, ask your plumber to install a grease trap under your sink which they can eventually empty out and properly dispose of in a couple of months or yearly. Have your drains and pipes occasionally serviced as well by professional and licensed plumbers to prevent major plumbing issues such as clogged sinks and burst pipes.

Flushing your dead fish down the toilet 

Flushing dead fishes and other small animals down the toilet is strictly discouraged and even illegal in some states! Some people believe that the best way to honour their dead fishes is to flush them down the toilet to bring them to the sea. This is a misconception because there is no guarantee that the fish will end up in the sea. For one, various plumbing systems work to separate the liquid from solid waste and thus your dead fish will just end up in a waste management facility provided that it survived the plumbing system and stayed intact. Flushing your dead fish and other small animals down the toilet can also cause bigger problems such as a blocked toilet or a burst pipe. For these cases, it’s best to bury your dead animal friends in your backyard where they can properly decompose and go back to the earth, or on a pet cemetery where they can properly rest in peace.

Placing tapes on cracks and leaks in pipes 

Since most people do not have a Plumber’s tape or a Teflon tape at hand, they use electrical tape to seal small cracks and leaks. Others also use materials such as packaging tape, duct tape and masking tape which are all temporary solutions to a problem that can burst when not properly addressed. For small cracks, use a Plumber’s tape or a Teflon tape to seal the gap. You can also use a PVC adhesive to fill the small gaps caused by the cracks. Remember to check up on the remedies that you have done for if there are still leaks from these gaps, it’s a sign that you now need to call a professional plumber to do plumbing maintenance and repair.

Keeping the water running during plumbing emergencies 

Some people do not shut off their plumbing during emergencies for fear of aggravating the issue. Plumbing emergencies can range from leaky faucets and continuously flushing toilets to burst pipes and broken water lines - which all consume copious amounts of water. If you are attempting to apply first-aid to a minor plumbing problem, you still need to shut off your plumbing especially if you do not know which caps or knobs release high water pressure. Never keep your water running during a plumbing emergency for you will not only flood your house but you shall also increase your water bill especially if it’ll take a long time for the plumbers to arrive.

Not calling licensed plumbers during emergencies 

When a toilet clogs, or when a pipe bursts, our first instinct is to apply some sort of first-aid. This can mean plunging a toilet or shutting off your plumbing and then sealing the bust pipe with PVC adhesive. When everything seems okay, most people tend to forget that what they’ve done is just a temporary fix and then they leave it at that before another bigger problem arises. DIY Plumbing is okay so long as it is only for minor plumbing problems like a slow draining sink or a clogged garbage disposal unit. But when it comes to crucial plumbing issues like broken hot water systems, clogged toilets and burst pipes, it’s necessary to call on professional plumbers since they have the knowledge and the tools required to fix these issues.

If you do not know the extent of the root of the problem, best let the professionals and the experienced plumbers fix your plumbing to avoid safety hazards and further the plumbing problem. If you call The Plumbing and Gas Guys on 1800 087 244, we can send a single or a team of our master plumbers depending on your requirement. From the simple leaking taps, to installation of hot water systems, to emergency plumbing jobs we cover all cities in Perth Metropolitan Area.

Why is my water bill so high?

Why is my water bill so high?

Why is my water bill so high even though I do not do anything outside of my usual routine?

Do you always wonder why you have a high water bill even though you know you do not consume anything outside of your usual? Most people often experience this and they try to check if they had a previous activity that required more water consumption – perhaps a guest was staying over for the month, or they purchased a new tub that they’ve used since then, etc. But others check for leaky taps and other plumbing issues to see if those were the cause of their high water bill.

Putting aside increases in water tariffs, damaged plumbing is the number one reason why households are getting a higher than average water bill.  

leaky tap

Leaking Tap 

leaking tap is one of the most common reasons for high water bills. Most people tend to just ignore a leaky tap especially when the drip is slow. But did you know that a leaky tap with a rate of 1 drip per second can waste up to 20 litres a day? Imagine how much more water you’ll waste when it’s dripping at a rate of more than 2 drips per second. Always remember to tighten your faucets to avoid running water. Don’t overlook a leaking tap – make sure to tighten those knobs or call a licensed plumber to help sort out the problem.

Running Toilet 

A running toilet is just as bad as a blocked toilet. When you flush your toilet, do you know notice how long everything goes down the drain and water eventually settles? Depending on the size, the average toilet uses 6-32 litres per flush; but when you have a running toilet, water is continuously being wasted. If you do not see to this your water bill will surely skyrocket! That’s why if you’ve noticed that your toilet takes too long to flush, or if there’s a hissing sound, make sure to call a licensed plumber to check your leaking toilet.

running toilet
reticulator

Excess Water Pressure 

Though a high water pressure seems good, having too much of it is bad especially when you consume too much when you just need a little. Having excess water pressure is not good when you have an automatic sprinkler system that rather than waters your plants, it drowns them instead. We can be waterwise by checking the duration and time of the day our reticulation is set for. In addition, too much water pressure can also cause strain which may damage pipes and joints, leaving them vulnerable to leaks and corrosion.

 

Damaged Pipe Seals or Joints 

It’s important to have your plumbing checked every year since damaged pipes – including the joints and seals, can cause a lot more problems including water leakage as well as bursting pipes. Since most pipes run behind walls and underground, most dripping pipes are often overlooked – making you spend more money without you even noticing it. That’s why, if you feel like your water bill has gone through the roof make sure to call a licensed Perth plumber immediately.

damaged pipes

A leaky tap, a running toilet, excess water pressure, and damaged pipes are not only bad for your household finances – but can also impact the environment especially when other parts of the world are experiencing water shortages. 

Help us help you resolve your plumbing problems!

At The Plumbing and Gas Guys, we do water leak detection tests to determine if there are damaged pipes and faulty joints. We use the thermographic detection technique which uses an infrared and imaging technique to quickly let us know where the water leaks are. The ultrasonic detection technique also allows us to quickly identify even the smallest leaks.  

We do a whole lot more than just fix water leaks…  

At The Plumbing and Gas Guys, we do plumbing, electrical and gas installation and maintenance. Get in touch with us on 1800 087 244. We have 24/7 customer service ready for your emergency plumbing and gas issues.

Signs of Blocked Drains & Pipes

Signs of Blocked Drains & Pipes

Food particles and oil build-up are the common causes of blocked drains and pipes. When not properly disposed of, these elements clump together and cause build-up, trapping the flow of water in your drains and pipes. When not properly maintained, a blocked pipe might burst to cause more damage not only to your water line but also to your waste tank. To prevent accidents and everyday inconvenience, here are some signs that you need to be aware of to see if you have a blocked drain or pipe that needs good plumbing.

Slow Draining Sink

A visible sign that you have a blocked drain is when it takes too much time for water to seep through the drainage especially when there are no solid food wastes or when no oil is mixed with the water. A slow draining sink takes too much time and prevents you from completing the dishes as soon as possible.

Clogged Toilet

A toilet that does no flush no matter how many times you try to do so is also another obvious sign that you have a blocked drain. Since no one wants to handle a clogged toilet, it’s best to leave it to professionals plumbers to avoid cases such as overflowing water coming out of clogged toilets.

Foul Odour

When something smells foul or when you smell something unusual when you open your faucet or flush your toilet, it means that something rotting must be stuck on your pipes. These can range from rotting food that clumped together or from tiny animals that got stuck and washed out on your pipeline.

Water Discolouration

Water discolouration not only comes from corroded pipes but it can also be caused by blocked drains specifically when the thing that blocks the pipes or the drainage contains a chemical compound that corrodes and mixes with the water every time water flows through the pipes.

How we fix blocked drains and clean waste pipes

For a quick fix with a long-term solution, get a professional and licensed plumber to do the job. At The Plumbing and Gas Guys, we service blocked drains and pipes not limited to kitchen sinks, bathroom showers and toilets. Our process starts with an external inspection to see the condition of your blocked drain or pipe to see if it can be unclogged using our advanced drain machine. However, if the drain or the pipe is still blocked, we shall then proceed with using a water jitter to cut pressure and flush the blockage. In addition, we can also take care of your commercial waste product by emptying your septic tank and removing the foul odour.

Servicing blocked pipes and drains is part of good property upkeep and will not only reduce inconvenience but can also prevent the ageing of your property. Call a professional and licensed plumber on 1800 087 244 and get your blocked drainage fixed! We have 24/7 customer service personnel that can help set up appointments and send our available trusted plumber as soon as possible.

General Plumbing and Gas Health Check / Maintenance

General Plumbing and Gas Health Check / Maintenance

How often should I have my plumbing and gas fittings inspected?

The answer to that is every two years! It is necessary to have your plumbing and gas fittings inspected every two years to avoid safety hazards and accidents caused by ageing pipes, clogging, corrosion, ruptures and others. Often, people forget to have their plumbing and gas fittings checked until they stop working altogether – like when you are in the middle of a hot shower, and the water suddenly turns cold and would not heat up; or when you are preparing dinner for guests. When left unchecked these issues often escalate and would be more expensive to repair or replace.

 

For local plumbers in Perth, the weather plays an essential aspect in the correct upkeep of the plumbing and gas systems since constant exposure to natural elements – like water corroding the metal pipes – may cause faster wear and tear that’s why our professional plumbers at The Plumbing and Gas Guys in Perth encourage biennial inspections and maintenance of plumbing and gas fittings.

Some fixtures are more prone to wear and tear than others, so if you are experiencing the following general problems, make sure to have your plumbing and gas fittings and fixtures inspected right away:

  • Water flow is not high as it used to be - your hose might be leaking, or there’s damage to your water pipes.
  • The toilet won’t flush thoroughly – you may have blocked drains that are clogging your toilet and even your sinks.
  • Water discolouration is evident – your hose may be damaged or your pipes might be getting rusty already!
  • Water is just warm and doesn't get hot anymore – the burner in your hot water system might be damaged, or the thermostat may be failing.

 

If you are experiencing some of these issues or want to have your plumbing and gas fittings inspected, give us a call on 1800 087 244. We have a 24/7 customer service that can help you book an appointment and send over our highly rated local Perth plumbers or a gas fitting technician as soon as possible.

 

At The Plumbing and Gas Guys WA, we do plumbing and gas fitting inspections and maintenance. From using a camera to assess blocked drains to gas leak detection, our licensed and experienced local Perth plumbers and gas fitting technicians can evaluate the damage and complete the repair or maintenance without the customer having to break the bank.

With FREE, no-obligation over the phone quoting services as well as no call out fees, our customer service staff will readily connect you with a local Perth plumber or a gas fitter to help solve your plumbing and gas issues.  We strive to offer you total satisfaction with the best plumbing and gas service in Perth.

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Plumber Perth

Qualities of a Good Plumber Perth Expert that You Need to Look Into

If you are thinking of hiring a good plumber Perth expert, then you need to look for a domestic or commercial plumbing service that can cater to your needs perfectly. Considering that this kind of work involves complex processes, this should only be performed by a skilled and well-trained professional for an efficient and right result. However, in order to find the best one, you need to understand exactly what makes a good plumber.

In this article, we have listed some of the quality traits that a good and professional plumbing service should possess. Check this out before hiring them to do the job.

5 Quality Traits to Look for in a Plumber Perth Expert

1. Professionalism Towards Work

Well, obviously it takes an educated, skilled and well-qualified plumber to get a job done properly and professionally. So, before hiring one, make sure to check if they went to a certified and reputed plumbing school. This will help you make sure that you could receive the best services. Also, don’t forget to consider the experience and the length of their service in the field. After all, having been in the industry for an extended period of time means that they have enough knowledge and skills to handle the job well.

2. Reliability and Responsibility

Before you invest in plumber Perth experts, it is important to make sure whether if they can be depended on. Yes, they should be able to find the easiest and quickest solution to any plumbing related problems you are facing. Thus, making sure that they could complete the task on time with great results.

Additionally, they also need to be readily available whenever you need assistance with your plumbing system. Remember that a defective plumbing system could bring the operation of your home or workplace to a halt if it is not taken care of quickly. Yes, dripping taps and damage pipes can even damage your structure in various ways if it not fixed quickly enough. So, you need to look for someone that could come to your rescue whenever you have an emergency.

3. Trustworthiness

Well, trustworthiness is very important considering that you will be letting a stranger enter your house. So, therefore, you need to only hire someone that you could trust. Likewise, make sure you do the proper research on your prospective service provider before investing in them.

4. Well- Trained and Efficient

A well-trained and efficient plumber Perth professional is really important when it comes to selecting a good service provider. As we all know, each plumber in town has different skills in different ways. So, it is paramount that you hire the one that specialises in the certain services you are looking for. And before hiring them, you should be confident enough that will be able to complete the job on time and professionally. Well, you could do this by finding out more about their training and making sure that they are licensed and insured.

5. Plumber Perth Should Be Punctual

Lastly, a good plumber should be punctual. Yes, punctuality reflects a person or services' work ethics and commitment towards his job. Likewise, being on time shows diligence and dependency. And in this case, you could entrust your plumbing problem to people who are diligent and dependent enough. Why? Well, because most of the time, they can get the job completely.

Moreover, when a plumber arrives on the dot, you could have enough time to show him the problems that need fixing. And at the same time, he will have enough time to assess the situation. In fact, professional plumbing services company always advise homeowners to always check the reputation of the company they plan to get for a better choice and result.

Dedication, commitment, honesty, and competitiveness towards work are some other traits that you should look for a professional plumber Perth expert. Make sure that you have checked and learn more about them before investing your time and money on the service they are offering. After all, what is important is for you to make sure that you could have a good experience working with them.

Ready to look for professional plumbers?

Well, your search is over! The Plumbing and Gas Guys is what you are looking for. Call us today for more details and don’t hesitate to avail and experience our high standard of service. Our team of professionals will be glad to work with you.

Also, have you experienced gas leaks on your gas appliances? Then this article will give you ideas about gas leaks: What to do When You Smell Gas Leak: Gas Leak Detection Perth Tips and Guidelines.

Water Leak Detection Perth

Water Leak Detection Perth

Water Leak Detection Perth: An Effective Guide for Your Home Leak Problem

Most of the house owners often consider leak as an irritating noise that might keep them up at night. And as long as they think that leak will find a drainage system somewhere, they tend to assume that the only problem that it presents is the disruption of the quietness of the house. The truth is, aside from the nonstop dripping taps sound, water leaks can also present a very real and expensive threat to the condition of a home. Well, water leak detection Perth services are here to explain to you why this is the case. We will also tell you what you could do to take care of this issue before it gets to a point where you will have to invest in costly repairs. Here are some of the things that you need to do to for your water leak problem.

3 Effective Water Leak Detection Perth Guide for Your Home Leak Problem

1. Water Leak Detection Perth Guide #1: Confirm Whether There Really is a Problem

Before you do anything, confirm first if there is really a problem and find out what's the cause of it. That said, you can do a little experiment to confirm if there is really a leaking or not. You can try to shut your water flow and make a note of its current meter reading. Then, after 10-15 minutes, check your meter again. Even the slightest change will let you know upfront. After that, you can try and locate the leak. You can either do it by yourself or hire a professional contractor. But note that, only in the luckiest circumstance that it will only be a loosened faucet somewhere in the house. The worst case scenario for you is a buried or a hidden pipe.

Additionally, there are also times that the leak may be in a toilet, or in a water heater, or it may also be in the waste pipes that carry drain water and other waste away.  When it gets to that, your best option is to leave it with the pros.

2. Water Leak Detection Perth Guide #2: Don’t Neglect Early Warning Signs

Practicality is a widely observed initiative. No one loves to pay the extra bills for wasted water around the house. But then, not all of us really have time to check, don't we? It's easy enough to make a conscious note in our minds, but taking action can be a little bit harder. Taking priorities to more urgent things buries other tasks that may come back to us hard when we least expect them. One good example for this is a rocketing water bill just because you've been delaying the plumbing repairs forever. Don't get caught in such a dilemma. It's better to spend the extra bucks today than be sorry and pay more in the future. If you will have to get a guy to deal with the tap and pipes, then do it!

3. Water Leak Detection Perth Guide #3: Take Some Preventative Steps

When the repairs are all said and done, make sure the problem will not come back. It only takes regular inspection and proactive enquiry from the industry experts to take care of your plumbing efficiently. While you're at it, might as well ensure that there are no other potential sources of leaks in your pipe network. Or you could help prevent your pipes from an early break by being kinder to them. Well, it’s a fact that there are some people that enjoy high-pressure water coming from their taps and showers. But take note that high pressure could shorten the lifespan of your pipes over a long period of time. So better make use of it correctly.

Furthermore, it is always an extremely good idea to hire professional water leak detection Perth Services if you are unsure about any of this. Doing it yourself is sometimes not a good idea especially if issues are quite serious. And worst case might end up costing you thousands to get a fix.

So, if you don’t feel confident in doing plumbing by yourself, then let the professional plumbers handle it all. Remember that getting things wrong could end up costing you far more money than it actually needs to.

Additional tip: make sure that your house has a good insurance cover just in case water leak causes a ceiling to come down damaging the content of the room below it.

Looking for professional help?

Well, you don’t need to go any farther! The Plumbing and Gas Guys is known to provide a high-quality service of your need at a very affordable price. Call us today for more details and talk with your team of professional for any related concerns. Or you may also book your appointment online for convenience.