Homeownership is an exciting milestone for individuals and families, and with this also comes home care and maintenance of plumbing systems in the Gold Coast. Unexpected plumbing issues may arise, so in this blog, we will go through some essential plumbing knowledge for new homeowners to assist with keeping their plumbing in top condition before needing to reach out to a Gold Coast plumber, such as Queensland Coastal Plumbing.
Basic Knowledge: It is important for homeowners to know where their main shut-off valve is located, as well as other shut off valves for toilets, showers, sinks, and appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines. This will help you to efficiently attend to leaks or other plumbing emergencies. In the case of the plumbing issue being beyond your control, you will also be able to confidently point your chosen Gold Coast plumber toward the valve location or turn it off yourself until they arrive.
Responsible Flushing: Ensuring all household members and guests only flush waste and toilet paper down the toilet. To avoid toilets and pipes getting clogged and causing plumbing issues, make sure members of the household are properly educated in what is able to be flushed. Do not allow individuals to flush items such as dental floss, cotton buds, balls and pads as well as large items like sanitary products and paper towels.
Plumbing Kit: Putting together a plumbing emergency kit is good to have on hand in case of plumbing emergencies. Items to keep in your plumbing Emergency kit are:
– Pipe wrench
– Duct tape
– Pipe sealant
– Adjustable wrench
At the very minimum by having a plunger on hand, individuals are able to attend to minor plumbing issues, such as unclogging toilets and drains.
Professional Maintenance: Annual Plumbing inspections by a licensed Gold Coast plumber for your home plumbing system can help ensure that individuals stay on top of potential leaks and identify hidden issues. Annual plumbing inspections can be especially handy for older houses and or heritage-listed homes.
A benefit of having annual plumbing inspections is that homeowners will have a local Licensed Gold Coast Plumber on hand if any minor or major plumbing issues surface that need immediate professional attention.
By taking these plumbing tips into consideration and implementing them into daily life, new homeowners are able to confidently handle any minor plumbing issues that may arise in their new home, as well as mitigate the stress and cost of not being prepared. If you have any plumbing questions or want to learn more about our services, please feel free to contact us on 1800 367 727.