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The plumbing system in your house is one of its most hardworking installations and gets used on a daily basis; this also means it sees a considerable amount of wear and tear over time. Unfortunately, it’s also a system that’s often ignored when it comes to property maintenance.

Regular plumbing maintenance can go a long way in keeping your property’s plumbing system functioning well right around the year. When done with regularity, it can be completed quickly and helps minimise problems that can be more time-consuming, difficult and expensive to fix. Here is a detailed plumbing maintenance checklist for any season:


#1 Kitchen

Kitchen sink

Your kitchen sink sees a lot of daily use and can often suffer leakages. These can surface at the sink strainers, faucets, at the garbage disposal, or from any of the sink accessories there. Check the bottom & top of your sink thoroughly for signs of water damage from active leaks, on a regular basis.

Garbage disposal

This feature is a common source of leaks in a kitchen that tends to go unnoticed. Check your garbage disposal for signs of a potential leak, and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintaining this unit.

Kitchen sink drain

Use a mild homemade drain cleaning solution regularly. This helps break up the usual build-up of grease and food remnants in your drain and allows the water to flow freely.


#2 Bathroom

Showers and faucets or showers

Even a seemingly minor leak in a shower or faucet could worsen if left unchecked. While the amount of water that leaks out of a shower or tap may seem insignificant, a constant leak can cause considerable water damage over time, which can be very costly to repair. In addition, these leaks result in a lot of water wastage as well. Check for faucets leakages regularly to catch them before they aggravate.

Drains

The debris that collects in tub & sink drains can cause the water to drain out slower and can also result in a complete blockage over time. It doesn’t take more than a few minutes to clear all the debris out of these drains and get them flowing again. This is something you should do every few months or in case you notice a slow draining sink or shower.

Faucet aerators

It’s common for calcium to build-up inside faucet aerators and that can hamper the flow of water. You might also notice irregular spray or weak water pressure in the showers/faucets due to the calcium build up. To fix this all you need to do is remove the aerators and clean them out regularly.


#3 Toilets

A toilet has a number of working parts and these can begin to wear down over time and result in problems such as running water. While this may not seem like a major problem, it can result in considerable wastage of water. Often times the repairs required are simple and inexpensive and these inspections should be a part of your plumbing maintenance checklist.


#4 General

Check the water pressure in your home and avoid stressing your home’s plumbing system by making sure that the pressure is at safe levels. All it takes in a good water pressure gauge and a few minutes of your time. If you find the pressure to be too high you can either replace/repair your water pressure regulator or get a new one installed.

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Thanks for reading,
CPC Plumbing
0413 131 216

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