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It is true that a lot of plumbing mishaps can be avoided in the first place but for the vast majority, they will occur over time through general wear and tear. This is why it always makes sense that your plumbing system is checked out on a regular basis by a competent professional who will have a look around and try to spot issues before they become much bigger problems. Calling out a professional plumber is a sensible idea because they will make up some kind of checklist to ensure that your plumbing is working to its optimum all the time.

If you don’t know where to start then you could try the people at Thunder Plumbing who have been dealing with their customers’ plumbing issues for many years now and they have many happy customers under their belt. If you have just purchased your first property and you are curious as to what kind of plumbing issues lie ahead for you then the following are just some of the typical ones that many Australian homeowners experience on a regular basis.

  1. Blocked drains – Blocked drains happen for a number of reasons and it might be because people are putting things down the toilet that they shouldn’t like sanitary towels and dirty nappies or it might be that the drainage system has seen better years and it needs upgraded and maybe even relining. There is nothing more terrifying than flushing your toilet and seeing the contents come upwards to you instead of going down in the opposite direction.
  2. A tap that keeps dripping – You may think that this is an insignificant amount of water but imagine multiple drips an hour for 24 hours a day and for 365 days of the year. This would amount to many gallons of water that you’re paying for but you’re not using and are just disappearing down the sinkhole. If it happens to be into a metal sink then it is even more annoying and especially at night when you’re trying to get to sleep and you can hear the sink in the kitchen making that noise.
  3. You experience low water pressure – We all need to have a hot shower first thing in the morning before we go to work or we get the kids off to school. If your water pressure isn’t what it should be then not only does it affect your shower but it will lead to a build-up of sediment in the pipes. Many would regard this as a plumbing emergency especially so, if your hot water unit starts playing up as well. It would be a really terrifying notion for anyone to turn on the shower first thing in the morning and for freezing cold water to come out with no prospect of hot water.

We haven’t even covered the leaking toilet where water starts to congregate around the base of your toilet and this is a real health hazard because there is real sewage water escaping.