The holiday season is here at last, with family and friends gathering for Christmas celebrations around Bunbury and the South West.
If you are hosting extra visitors in your home over the holiday season, you want to be sure that your plumbing can cope. Toilets, bathrooms and other areas in your home can all have issues if not checked regularly, and you don’t want to have any problems on the day of your get-togethers. Here are 3 handy christmas plumbing tips to make sure that you have everything in working order for the holidays, courtesy of Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas;
- Clear Blocked Drains
- Inspect Toilets for Issues
- Ensure Hot Water Systems are in Good Working Order
Clear Blocked Drains
While a necessary task, we don’t often think about clearing our drains when they get blocked. This is a common christmas plumbing issue that many people face, but it can become an unpleasant issue when guests arrive. Clearing drains can sometimes be done yourself using a variety of ways. However, if the drain is significantly blocked by something that is causing more problems or you need to clean sewage or drain blockages, the best thing to do is call a plumbing expert to fix the issue.
Inspect Toilets for Issues
Over the holiday period your toilet might be getting used more than normal therefore any issues with a toilet should be solved sooner rather than later. Keep an eye out for any leaks. A leaking toilet may have symptoms such as sewerage odours or constant noise coming from the toilet, even when not in use. You may also want to have a closer look at your water bills to see if there are higher costs than usual.
Leaving a leaking or otherwise damaged toilet alone can become a costly and unpleasant expense therefore if you suspect that there are issues with your plumbing, contacting a plumber to investigate should be your next option.
Ensure Hot Water Systems are in Good Working Order
Hot water is considered an essential by most households, especially when having visitors.
Holiday guests will probably be using your shower and bathing facilities if they are staying over, so checking the plumbing in your bathrooms is a good way to prepare for the season. Check that hot water is flowing from your taps when you turn them on – if you are getting only cold water, that is a sign that your hot water system is out of order.
Small leaks from your hot water system are normal. However, an excessive amount of water leaking from your hot water system may suggest that there is a bigger issue at hand.
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are Your Local Experts in All Areas of Plumbing in Bunbury and the South West.
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your local choice in plumbing and can assist you during the holiday season with any christmas plumbing or hot water issues that may arise. If you need any help with your drains, toilets, pipes or hot water, get in touch with the team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas. We offer a 24/7 service in plumbing emergencies.
Call the team on 9791 1608 (Bunbury) or 9759 1317 (Dunsborough) today for a free quote.