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Common Plumbing Disasters You Want To Avoid At All Costs

Most people would agree that owning a home is a major life milestone and a very rewarding experience. At the same time, owning a home is a huge responsibility and needs constant upkeep and maintenance for comfort, security and safety reasons. You would agree that plumbing plays an important role in the safety and comfort of any home. You cannot imagine a beautiful and comfortable household without flawless plumbing. Kitchens and bathrooms not only serve functional purposes, but they also provide comforting meals, soothing baths and relaxation.

As we all know, most of the plumbing in our home is hidden from sight. This makes it extremely difficult to tell what’s going on in those pipes, connections and fixtures. We have listed some of the plumbing issues that should be avoided or repaired immediately, at any cost. Plumbing issues usually have the same conclusion and that is water damage and that can be detrimental to your home. Don’t wait for a plumbing issue to creep up on you. Stop water damage from happening to your home by being proactive. Here are some of the key issues that could have a devastating effect:


Overflowing toilets can be a nightmare! Water damage caused by an overflowing toilet is never a pretty sight and a mess to clean up. A toilet malfunction not only causes distress but can also cost you big bucks to clean up especially if your toilet happens to be on the upper level and the water leaks through the ceiling. The fix is to regularly inspect your toilet for any distress signs.


A burst water pipe can lead to a massive amount of damage to any home and can be very expensive to fix. Water leaking into walls, ceilings, floors is a plumbing emergency and can lead to structural damage, if left unattended for too long. In addition to the cosmetic damage, water leaks also lead to mold damage that has a serious impact on your home, is costly to fix and hazardous to health. What to do? Visual inspection is not possible; however, you can be aware of creaks and unusual noises coming from walls when the water is running. If you live in an older house then it is a good idea to have a qualified plumber In Adelaide inspect your house and pipes for any early signs of damage.


Now check your hot water tank and the pressure relief valve. Or listen closely for that same hissing sound that you listened for with the toilets and pipes. If you hear hissing noises, the chances of a leak in your hot water tank are very high. Another way to check hot water tank leaks is by looking for water near the bottom of the tank. If you see these signs, you should call a qualified plumber to inspect your hot water system for leaks and get it repaired timely.


Leak detection is the best way to stop leaks in their tracks and save your home from any water damage and unnecessary expenses. There are many other leak points located inside your home and around it. However, finding leaks before they become a problem isn’t always the easiest task. Check all taps in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and more; another place to check for leaks is your swimming pool. You should check garden hoses, taps, outdoor plumbing and drip irrigation systems as well. They may just need a quick twist and tightening or taping of pipes.


Water leaks can be damaging. Trust a professional plumber Adelaide to detect and locate leaks in your plumbing. It takes a skilled plumber with the right type of equipment and expertise to pinpoint the leak’s exact location in order to repair or replace the pipe with the least amount of disruption and damage possible. ABA Plumbing & Gas offer comprehensive plumbing services by experienced plumbing professionals. Call us today to discuss your plumbing needs today.

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