5 Plumbing Tips for your South West Home Over Christmas and School Holidays

Blocked drainage

Christmas and school holidays often involve entertaining family and friends, meaning more people in your home. As lovely as entertaining is, the extra demand on your homes plumbing can be the cause of common plumbing issues which can quickly escalate if repairs aren’t prioritised.

Enjoy a stress-free Christmas and school holiday season by following Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Dunsborough/Busselton’s top plumbing tips including:

  • Check washing machine valves and hoses for cracks or leaks
  • Repair or replace dripping taps and shower heads 
  • Dispose of food scraps correctly
  • Don’t wash cooking fats and oils down the kitchen sink
  • Remove hair from showers and bathroom basins

Check Washing Machine Valves and Hoses for Cracks or Leaks

More people in your household mean an extra demand on the washing machine too. If you’re washing machine will be working overtime, check valves and hoses for any leaks and have them repaired to avoid wasting water.

Repair or Replace Dripping Taps and Shower heads  

The tap in the spare bathroom that has the occasional drip can quickly become a big water and money waster if not repaired before guests come to stay. Use this time before Christmas to ensure all taps and shower heads in your home are in good condition and have any that are leaking repaired.

Dispose of Food Scraps Correctly

Indoor and outdoor kitchen sinks can unintentionally become home to food scraps. Before washing dishes, either by hand or in the dishwasher, it’s important to clear any food scraps left on plates or bowls. Put your green Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) bin to its correct use by scraping any food scraps into a biodegradable bag and putting in your FOGO bin. 

Avoid Washing Cooking Fats and Oils Down the Kitchen Sink

Functional drainWhen fat cools, it solidifies meaning cooking fats and oils that are washed down drains will not only cause drains to block but can be harmful to our waste water system. Ensure cooking fats and oils are cleaned off fry pans and baking trays and disposed of before washing them.

Use Strainers in Showers and Bathroom Basins

Did you know we lose on average between fifty to one hundred strands of hair each day? Bathroom basins and showers are a common place for fallen hair to accumulate, eventually making its way down drains Use strainers where you can and a daily check and removal of any loose strands of hair sitting in basins or the bottom of the shower will help to prevent the likelihood of a blocked drain.

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