The Covid pandemic has meant that many of us are working and learning from home because our workplaces and schools are closed. There are also no events or holidays taking place right now. When everyone stays home, plumbing issues are bound to arise. This means that bathroom use is more frequent than ever before, which can lead to plumbing problems. At DC Advance, we are seeing an increase in calls from residential homes due to the more frequent use of toilets, sinks and hot water. It is clear that plumbing issues and blockages are on the rise. So it’s more important than ever to understand what you can do to avoid plumbing issues and what to do if one occurs. Luckily there are some ways that you can avoid plumbing disasters with some help from the experts at DC Advance Plumbing!
We are a Covid Safe Business
Firstly you may be hesitant to allow a plumber to come to your home due to the nature of the virus we are experiencing at the moment. Rest assured, DC Advance Plumbing is a Covid safe business, and we take our Covid safety business plan and NSW Health Guidelines very seriously. Our team have completed the Covid Safety Training, and we have several measures in place to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. Being an essential business, we are still operating and carrying out emergency work. This includes essential maintenance to allow the safe and reliable plumbing works of your residence or essential business.
How to Avoid Plumbing Issues At Home
We understand that plumbing issues can be costly and really inconvenient. This is why it’s important to know what you can do to avoid plumbing disasters like blockages or burst pipes before they happen. The first thing you should always remember is never flush anything other than the 3 Ps down your toilet! That’s pee, poo and (toilet) paper. Never, under any circumstances, flush anything else. Even if the package says it’s flushable, it can cause a significant blockage to happen. Wipes and sanitary items do not break down in water and eventually will cause a blockage and damage your pipes.
Don’t ignore problems.
Even minor plumbing leaks or a running toilet shouldn’t be ignored for multiple reasons. They cause unnecessary water wastage and can lead to high water bills. Plus, leaking pipes can even damage the walls and foundations of your home or business, causing them to deteriorate and crack. These leaks could be indicative of bigger plumbing issues around the house, damage that could cause irreparable harm.
Know When to call The Experts
While you might be able to DIY small plumbing repairs around the house, it’s best to leave routine inspections and major plumbing issues to the professionals. Several plumbing issues are affecting homeowners during this lockdown and out of lockdown too. These include:
- Persistent leaking
- Clogged drains
- Hot water supply issues
- Sewer smell problems
- Weak water pressure
Some of these issues, especially minor ones, can be a quick fix, but only if you know what you are doing. It’s always better to hire your local professional plumber to complete the work instead of attempting a DIY project.
There are a lot of issues that can occur when you DIY plumbing. Unlike a plumber, you don’t have the technical skills and know-how of detecting problems with plumbing systems or the tools to fix them adequately. You could even make the situation worse if you do it yourself. Here are some of the plumbing issues that you should never attempt to fix yourself:
- Drainage problems
- A damp garden or lawn
- Damp floors or other damp areas under your house
- Low water flow rate
- Hot water system problems
- Leaking faucets
- Damaged water line
- Stormwater drainage issues
Each of these issues needs accuracy and precision. They need a specialised hand and someone who has mastered attention to detail. A professional plumber can attend to these problems and effectively solve them. Lucky for you, Danny and the team are ready to tackle any plumbing issue. Get in touch with our licensed plumbers at DC Advance Plumbing today so that we can carry out the job for you.
DC Advance Plumbing offers expert plumbing services, including blocked drains and jet blasting and CCTV plumbing in Western Sydney. During this time of crisis, we’ve established extra safety procedures in line with the NSW Health guidelines. So you can be confident our team have your safety as a priority as well as our high standards of plumbing work.