How to Prevent Plumbing Issues in Your London Home

Updated on Thursday 29th June 2017

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When it comes to London plumbing, just like with your health, prevention is the key. That is, avoiding issues by an appropriate maintenance will prove to save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Here are a few simple ways to prevent plumbing issues in your London home.

1. Do not pour cooking grease down the drain in London

 In order to avoid clogged kitchen drains, our plumber in London advises you to avoid pouring cooking grease down the drain in your kitchen sink.
Cooking grease hardens as its temperature decreases, many times clogging the drain.  Instead of doing this, collect it into a jar or a milk carton and then throw it in the regular trash.

2. Trace early any toilet leaks

Toilet leaks are an issue often met by our plumbers in London. A leaky toilet may cause overloaded water bills and big expenses, being estimated that it can waste around 295,262 l of water yearly.
In order to avoid such a big waste of this expensive natural resource, test your toilet for leaks by pouring a little food coloring in the tank of the toilet in the evening.
If the following morning the color can be seen in the bowl, the toilet is leaking and the flush valve has to be replaced.

3. Clear tub, shower or sink drains in London

Drains in your bathroom can get clogged rapidly because of soap residues and hair. Before having this, the best way to prevent this plumbing problem in your house in London is to clear the drains with a dry or wet vacuum

4. Do not tighten the faucet handles too much

In order to prevent faucets from leaking, do not tighten their handles too much when turning them off. 
If you crank the handles of the faucets with too much force, the off position might damage the washers more rapidly.

5. Verify the washing machine hoses regularly

A leaky washing machine hose is the recipe for a potential disaster in your home. Sometimes, our plumber in London has noticed that the rubber connection hoses on washing machines can dry out. If this happens, they burst and waste thousands of liters of water.
To avoid this plumbing issue, verify the hoses on a regular basis and check them for blisters or cracks. 
For more home tips to prevent plumbing problems, or for any plumbing services in London, please speak to one of our local plumbers.
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