Plumbers and their importance for our water supply
H20, it’s the stuff we all need. It’s the stuff we cannot live without. And it’s the stuff we can sometimes take for granted.
Local Plumbers: Way more important than you think
Water is everywhere. It’s in our rivers, it’s in our oceans, it’s in our ice caps, it’s in our clouds and it’s even in our taps. But how did this invaluable resource get there? And most importantly, how does this miracle of the golden liquid continue to flow to our homes and businesses, every-single-day? The short answer is, from the indispensable members of society: our local plumbers.
It is from our Sydney plumbers that we are fortunate enough to gain access to this precious life-giving resource, and it is from our plumbers that we are able to continue to utilise this wonderful system. This is why it is so important to engage in a good and competent professional for all your maintenance needs. Not only do you save money in the long run, but you will save yourself time, heart-ache, and most importantly, you will be serving to preserve this natural resource for yourselves – and for your children – and for future generations.
Dripping Taps: A big waste of water and money
According to Sydney Water, did you know a dripping tap can waste more than 2,000 litres of water per month? That’s a lot of water that is being wasted over a year, and that’s a lot of unnecessary coin being paid towards your bill! And it’s not just leaking taps you need to worry about, burst water pipes can waste copious amounts of water, as well as continual running toilets, which can waste thousands of litres per day. If a leak is coming from a hot water pipe or a pumped water supply, not only is their potential for significant water loss, but there may be unnecessary energy costs associated with this problem.
Detecting Leaks: Ways to find water leaks according to Sydney Water
- Check your water meter. If you jump on the Sydney Water website, they provide a step by step process on how to read your water meter to check for leaks.
- Check your hot waters expansion valves. These are located near the top of your hot water system. It’s important to check it at a time when you haven’t used it in a while, so you can detect water leaks.
- It’s important to investigate your services; such as taps, toilets and shower heads. You can do this by using your sense, by listening for these and check to see to make sure they aren’t leaking or running.
- You can also check for underground pipe leaks by checking for different patches of grass.
If you suspect a leak, it is imperative that a local plumber is called out. A good, local, Sydney plumber can help ensure that a small problem does not turn into something catastrophic. A small problem can, indeed, wreak havoc; not only to your home or business but to your back pocket and to the system at large.
Emergency Plumbing Services: The importance of a 24/7 Plumbing Service
As the saying goes, prevention is better than a cure. We should do what we can to prevent these issues from arising in the first place to disastrous levels. Maintaining your properties’ water service will help to ensure that your system is working at optimal levels and that we don’t find ourselves in such predicaments. From the smallest of leaks to the biggest of burst water pipes, to blocked sewer repairs, a good plumber will go the mile to ensure home and business owners are provided with no stress emergency plumbing services.
We should not take for granted the fact that we are living at a time, where we are fortunate enough to have clean, safe and easy access to water. We must still play our part to make sure we are not wasting this precious commodity and to work to keep on top of maintaining these systems in our businesses and in our homes.
If you suspect you might have a leak, or that you might have a problem with your plumbing system, call (02) 9188 5188 to find a plumber near you.