6 Adelaide Spring Plumbing Tips
Firstly, congratulations on making it through winter! Your next task is to ensure your plumbing systems in Adelaide are up to scratch for spring.
Spring is just another opportunity for new issues to arise, so take note of the following tips.
1. Check Your Water Meter
A simple check of your water meter could tell you if you have a water leak present. The easiest way to check your meter is to record the number before you go to bed and when you first get up. If the two numbers are significantly different, you could have a potential leak.
If you suspect a leak in Adelaide, the best thing to do is contact an expert from our plumber Adelaide team.
2. Hot Water System Check Adelaide
During winter, our hot water systems are prone to working overtime to keep up with our demand. As spring is approaching, it is a great time to have your unit serviced.
There are also a number of factors that you can look out for to determine if your system needs replacing. Discoloured water is a telltale sign that corrosion is present. A noisy system can mean that sediment has infiltrated your system whilst a leaking inlet valve can be catastrophic.
If you encounter any problems with your hot water system, contact the team at Metropolitan.
3. Gutter Clean
Spring is a great time to check and clean your gutters in Adelaide. It is important to maintain the health of your gutters, all year round! This will prevent the possibility of any blockages or leaks.
Most people opt to clean their gutters by themselves and that is fine! However, if you wish to call upon a plumber to clean your drains, contact us.
4. Tap and Shower Head Leaks
Despite a shower head or tap leak being small, they have the potential to waste a large amount of water each year. A single dripping tap could waste enough water to fill a small swimming pool over a year – a whopping 20,000 litres.
There is no better time than spring to have the health of your tap and shower heads inspected. If you have a leaking tap and you are not sure what to do, contact us.
After all, we are the dripping tap experts…
Drip, Metropolitan Plumbing. Drip, Metropolitan Plumbing. Drip, Metropolitan Plumbing. Surely you remember the dripping in our old TV ads!
5. Inspect Your Outside Plumbing and Drainage
Don’t forget to go outside and have a look at your exposed pipes and drainage systems. Most people forget or don’t bother to do this and it can be detrimental if left unattended.
Make sure your drains and clear of any debris that could create a potential blockage. You can check if any of your outside piping needs replacing. Corrosion is a big issue for exposed piping and you should always keep an eye on your plumbing!
6. Contact an Expert
Once you have worked through these tips, you are off to a good start to ensuring your plumbing systems are healthy and ready for the spring and the warmer weather. If you do find something that you don’t feel comfortable assessing or fixing, please feel free to call us for help!
Here at Metropolitan, we give 100% on every job we do, so when you are looking for a local plumber you can rely on, you can trust the Metropolitan name.
For all general maintenance and emergency services, we can be there within the hour and deliver same day services.
Whether it’s a public holiday, weekend or late at night, we charge the same great rates across all services.
We offer $0 deposit, interest free options, as well as Zip Pay, so you can pay in easy and flexible instalments.
Published: 11 Sep, 2020