Summer Plumbing Tips for Edinburgh

Summer Plumbing Tips - First Call Plumbers, EdinburghSeasonal Plumbing Tips for Summer

Summer is the “home buying” season. Many new homebuyers find out too late that their dream home is riddled with water leakage or a poor plumbing system. In fact, 44% of consumers call a plumber within one year of purchasing a home. To avoid such unexpected and costly problems, we recommend that you visually inspect any potential home for problems and offer these helpful tips:

Bathrooms
Check around the base of the toilet for signs of water damage (i.e.; rolled vinyl, black or white stains).

To check for a “soft floor,” stand straddled over the toilet and rock back and forth on each foot. If the floor feels spongy, it is probably rotting or weakened.

Check to see how fast the toilet flushes.
Check for leaky or loose tiles by pressing on the walls where they come in contact with the bath. If the walls are soft, water may have created damage behind the tiles.

Water Supply Piping
Turn on water the bath and in the kitchen sink. If there is a noticeable reduction in water volume, the piping in the house may need to be replaced because of calcium and mineral deposits.

If the home has a basement, check exposed piping for signs of leaking or recent repairs.

Miscellaneous
Check to make sure that the garbage disposal and dishwasher connections are tight and leak free.

Survey the inside of cabinets (with a torch) for signs of water damage, warped cabinet bottom or stains. Make sure that traps and supply pipes are not leaking.

Check washing machine hoses for rupture. Turn valves on and off to test for leaks.

Standing Water

Standing water is another common problem resulting from leaky or broken pipes. Excess water in a garden may be coming from a damaged sewer line and may contain waste from the home. Standing water is not healthy for children or pets, and is a breeding ground for insects and germs. Inspect the garden for areas that are too wet and with unusual plant or grass growth.

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