Most homeowners don’t think much about their pipes and plumbing system until they get clogged, burst or there is a leakage, or they completely stop working. At that point, your pipes become a hassle. It doesn’t take long before a damaged pipe can escalate to a bigger crisis and flood your home. It is even worse when you don’t know how to contain the damage and not let the water damage have a devastating effect on your home and belongings. The good news is that burst water pipes and nasty leaks can be prevented or at least have their damaging potential reduced by simply taking a few plumbing precautions. Here are some easy-to-follow tips to prevent flooding and water damage in your home.
Protect Your Pipes All Year Around And Fix Leaks Immediately
Do not ignore pipes in your house and if you see early signs of a leak get that repaired by a professional Adelaide plumber at the earliest. Ignoring any leaks, including small ones or any cracks in the plumbing system need immediate attention. If you notice any wet spots on your walls, floors or anywhere in the interior or exterior of the house then fix them immediately. Check your piping system at the start of summers/winters or have it inspected annually by a professional plumber.
Prevent Your Main Sewer From Backing Up
Have you noticed slow drains, clogged toilet or is sewage backing up in your toilet? This is a signal that your main sewer line could be clogged. To prevent this from happening, practice toilet hygiene and don’t flush anything but toilet paper down your toilets. Don’t put diapers, sanitary products, foreign materials, grease, fat, oils, or food scraps in your drain. If you insist on doing DIY then do not use drain cleaners, as the chemicals in these cleaners corrode your pipes. Lastly, be careful about tree roots that may be near your sewer line causing your sewer to be backing up. Have a blocked drain plumber inspect and repair any minor or major issues to prevent bigger problems with your sewer causing flooding and devastating damage to your property.
Always Keep Your Gutters and Drains Clean And Clog Free
It is important to maintain your plumbing system for it to function smoothly without causing any stress, undue hassle, or damage. It is recommended to keep your gutters and drainage system clean to avoid flooding or water damage in and around your house costing you $$$ as repair costs. Call a drain specialist plumber to unblock any drains or sewer utilising state-of-the-art equipment like CCTV to inspect the drains before removing the stubborn blockage with sewer cleaning hydro jetting machine.
Get Professional Help
Get peace of mind by getting a local blocked drain plumber to inspect and test your plumbing system to identify potential issues. Having an expert address any minor issues immediately would prevent flooding or water damage issues in the future keeping your property safe.
Your Local Adelaide Emergency Plumber
If you’d like assistance with your Adelaide plumbing emergency issue, or if you need help with scheduling regular plumbing maintenance and prevention services to avoid a future disaster, our team at Horncastle Plumbing can help. We have a team of licensed, insured, and certified Adelaide plumbers who can quickly arrive to restore your plumbing and peace of mind at the earliest. Even if you call in the middle of the night or on a public holiday, we will send an expert plumber to your home to provide personalised attention and ensure everything is fixed properly.
Give us a call to find out more about our specialised Adelaide emergency plumbing services or fill out our online form to schedule a no-obligation plumbing estimate. We offer competitive rates, upfront quotes and a 10/10 service.