05 May Stuck with Plumbing? Read out few tips
Below are some helpful tips that you can use to keep your home’s plumbing working and reduce the need for expensive repairs.
Taps and Sinks
- Leaking taps can waste thousands of litres of water & energy sometime. A dripping tap is obvious, but not so obvious is one leaking from the base. Always check for moisture around and under sinks. If you find a leaking tap, then fix it – or call a plumber, otherwise you’re not only wasting water, but can cause damage to the surrounding area.
- Remove and clean tap aerators every year. This will ensure an even flow.
- Always ensure that the overflow holes in sinks are cleared, to prevent possible overflowing causing damage to cupboards and floors.
- Leaking toilets are another source of wasted water. To check for small leaks, put some food colouring into the cistern and check for colouring in the bowl after a while. If there’s colour, then you have a leak and should get it fixed by replacing the washers etc.