7 Things to Check Before Booking Plumbing Services in Adelaide

Firstly, congratulations on making it through winter! Spring is the perfect time to take care of any plumbing issues that have been irking you over winter. Before you book in an expert to handle any Adelaide plumbing services, there’s a few things you can check over yourself.

Spring is just another opportunity for new issues to arise. If you can identify any potential worries before your plumber in Adelaide arrives, you’ll be saving both of your time. Take note of the following tips for what to check.

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, you’ll need to book a plumbing services Adelaide professional. The best thing to do is contact an expert from our plumber Adelaide team.

Give your Hot Water System a 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 tell tale 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 and need hot water repairs Adelaide, contact the team at Metropolitan.

Give your Gutters a Good 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. Our gutter cleaning plumbing services in Adelaide are sure to impress!

Check for 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. Our leak detection Adelaide specialists can repair and replace your leaking fixtures to prevent further water wastage.

After all, Metropolitan Plumbing is the dripping tap expert!

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 are 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!

Inspect Any Potential Blocked Drains

If you’ve noticed any drains taking their sweet time to gulp down water, it might be good to get a closer look. A clear, healthy drain won’t mess around when it comes to drainage. Some tell tale signs of a blocked drain in Adelaide include slowly draining water, a nasty smell, gurgling drain sounds, or a low water level in your toilet.

If you do suspect a blocked drain in your home, it’s best to leave the solution to a professional. Give us a call for any drain related plumbing services in Adelaide, and we’ll get your drains flowing smoothly once again.

Contact a Plumbing and Gas 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 our great Adelaide plumbing services!

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.


Published: 18 Jun, 2020

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