Vital for the use of your toilet, your access to washing facilities and even basic running water, Plumbing is essential in every household. This is why it can be incredibly expensive, with complex pipes and pumps needing to be maintained to keep everything running correctly. Read on to find out more about how you can reduce your plumbing costs…
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Protect your unused drains
In any home, there are likely to be sinks or baths that don’t see much use on a regular basis. This neglect can lead to issues such as an unpleasant or stale smell coming from the plug. This is likely because you’ve allowed a build-up within the plug, which can often be resolved by a home remedy. If you pour a mixture of baking soda and vinegar into the drain and then clear it out with boiling water, you can empty the pipes of any nasty accumulated chemicals that have gotten stuck in your pipes. If you complete this once every few months, you can feel safe in the knowledge that your pipes are clear and will work well.
Keep an eye on what goes down your drains
When you’re out and about in public you may notice signs on toilets that suggest that you don’t flush certain items. These include sanitary towels, cotton wool, and even liquids such as cooking grease. You should follow this advice for your own pipes. By avoiding blocking up your pipes with materials that don’t agree with them, you can ensure that your pipes and gutters can flow like normal, and you don’t have fluids backing up into your plumbing system.
Make sure the job gets done right
Some of the biggest costs in plumbing don’t come from getting an initial task done, but instead, stem from an initial job being done to a poor standard. If your plumbing work starts to leak or break down within weeks of initially completing it, you’ll need to buy a complete set of parts again and potentially open up your surfaces to get to the pipes, which will again cost you money. All of this costs a significant amount of money which adds up, especially when you’re paying it for the second time. Getting the job done properly the first time around can save you time and money.
Try David Lewis Plumbing
If you’re looking to reduce your plumbing costs, get in touch with the team at David Lewis Plumbing. We can offer affordably priced plumbing services that you can rely on, ensuring that we get the job done to a high standard every single time. You can call us today on (02) 6621 8088 to find out what we can do, and let us know what plumbing services you need completing.