Most of us think we can get away with it ourselves:
“All I need is a socket wrench and 15 minutes”
“I don’t need to bother calling the pros”
“If the internet says I can DIY, then I can DIY!”
But there are just some circumstances in which you can’t risk your safety – and your family’s – as well as your home, by trying to solve various plumbing issues yourself.
Low water pressure
Few things in the world are quite as frustrating as low water pressure, especially in the shower. Think about it: you’ve just gotten home from work, you’re exhausted and ready to relax. You fire up the shower and trickle, trickle: the water pressure barely covers your body and unless you keep clumsily sidestepping around your shower, your shoulders will get cold!
Low water pressure doesn’t just involve the shower; it could affect your kitchen or your laundry, too.
There are a number of reasons why your household is suffering from low water pressure: a build-up of debris or pipe corrosion, or a leak, which might damage your building’s foundations!
(External causes may include a problem with your water provider or during times where many people in your neighbourhood are doing the same thing as you: hopping in the shower as part of their morning ritual!)
No hot water
Nobody’s got the time (nor the patience) to warm up water like we did back in the day – over the stove – so when the hot water is out, call Watermaster to help you out!
There are a number of reasons why your hot water isn’t working (depending on whether your system is electric or gas), but instead of wasting time trying to figure out the issue, let us take a look at it, diagnose the problem, and create a solution.
It might be a relatively simple repair, like replacing a blown fuse, but if the system needs to be replaced, we’ll safely install it and remove the old one.
Drip, drip, drip – what an infuriating sound!
A dripping tap is not only annoying, it wasteful: a dripping tap can waste hundreds if not thousands of litres of water in a year! Water is precious – so we must do whatever we can to save it wherever possible. A leaking tap is one of the most wasteful plumbing faults.
(And if that isn’t enough to get you to call a plumber to fix your leaking taps, think about who’s paying those water bills: you! Why pay for water you’re not using and do not need?)
Not everyone’s favourite topic, we know, but it can happen. And you want the issue solved as quickly as possible – we get it!
Faulty flushes, leaking toilet cisterns, and a plunger that’s working overtime signal a sewer issue.
One of the most common causes of sewer build up is actually tree roots. As they grow, they’re super strong, and they can puncture your pipes, cause holes, and even wrap around and crush your sewer line!
Another common cause of a blocked toilet or sewer backup is flushing foreign objects down the toilet. There are only two things that should ever be flushed down your toilet, and one is toilet paper (we’ll leave the other one to you to think of…)
If you suspect water damage is impacting your home or office, you’d do well to get it checked out sooner rather than later.
The longer you leave water damage, the higher the risk you take against further damage towards the foundations that make up your house (like wood) as well as carpets and rugs. It’s simple: the longer you wait, the worse the damage will be.
You’re also inviting mould to set up shop in your home, and don’t get us started on that horrible musty, mildewy air!
Act quickly and call a plumber!
If you suspect a water leak is damaging your home, call Watermaster ASAP!
These five household problems are some of the most common problems our clients face everyday. Most can be easily solved by a professional… but in some circumstances a qualified domestic plumber in Melbourne offers further work and strategies that may be needed to solve a problem efficiently and safely.
As always, the safety of our clients, their families, and our workmen is our priority. Should you experience unexpected plumbing issues in the near future, think Watermaster.