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DIY Versus Leave to The Expert Plumber Sydney

Posted by on January 7, 2018

Many people like to attempt to fix their plumbing Sydney problems themselves. Home DIY Plumbing! This is great as it can save you a heap of money. However, you must ensure that you know what you are doing. Read the article below for some tips.  

Plumber Sydney – Regular reviewing of you Plumbing System Can Save You Money

Here are some safe and simple plumbing Sydney DIY things you can do yourself, considering you are relatively capable with your hands:

  • Check that your sinks and toilets aren’t leaking; even small leaks can waste many liters of water! Leaks will ruin the inside of your cabinets and your floors, ultimately costing you money.
  • Ensure that your toilet is not running continuously and wasting water.
  • Place a pan under your hot water system Sydney to check for leaks and regularly check the water temperature and pressure.
  • Change or fix the toilet flapper and float.
  • At least once a year, remove and clean your faucet aerators. A faucet aerator is usually located at the tip of each faucet.
  • Remove your showerhead and clean the pieces in vinegar. Make sure you remember the ordering of the pieces to put it back.
  • Ensure that your pipes are not worn out to avoid a burst pipe Sydney.
  • Maintain a clear and object free area around outside grates.
  • View your hot water system Sydney burner, the flame should always appear blue with yellow tips.
  • Fit all showers and bathtub drains with a strainer.
  • If you are unsure of when to call a plumber Sydney, it’s probably best that you call one just to be on the safe side.

When to Call a Plumber Sydney

To make things simpler for you, here’s a handy list of when you should really turn to the experts: Plumber Sydney

  • When you must replace, repair, or unblock any drains. This requires special training and the right equipment. Most store-bought augers (drain snakes) are short and cannot efficiently unclog a drain, and if not used properly they can also damage the pipes in the blocked drain Sydney. Using chemicals such as Draino or other products is OK for a very simple blocked drain Sydney, but anything that requires more than a couple of applications is a job for plumber Sydney.
  • Any problems involving the water main line. Plumber Sydney have the required equipment to shut off the water from the main line.
  • Any remodeling work that requires pipes to be installed, replaced or repaired.
  • Anything that has to do with pressure balance issues and installation of new pressure valves.
  • Any project involving electrical wiring, hot water, and rewiring and installation of a new hot water systems Sydney.

Most importantly, remember to shut-off your water valves before attempting to do anything related to plumbing in your home!

 

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