24/7 Plumber 0456 575 424

Plumbing Tips

.

Save money with these handy plumbing tips


It can be stressful trying to find a reliable and affordable plumber. Where do you start to look? How do you know you can trust them?

Sometimes it might even be tempting to try your own DIY home plumbing just to avoid the stress. 

While we are all for keeping costs down we strongly recommend that you avoid the DIY approach – your plumbing system consists of a complex system of pipes and fixtures that (hopefully) work together to provide clean water, dispose of waste safely and more.

Further, because a plumbing system involves home and public safety, its design is strictly regulated by building codes for which plumbers are regulated, licensed, and credentialed to ensure proper workmanship.

But you also don’t just want to hire any old plumber—you want to hire the right plumber—a plumber who will do the job safely, correctly and relatively affordable so the job doesn’t become an expensive disaster.

Alongside some of the things to be mindful of when searching for a plumber, we’ve noted some other home plumbing tips below which will hopefully make your experience with a plumber a lot smoother (and possibly cheaper).

  • Review your choice of plumber thoroughly onlinetrust your fellow trade searchers recommendations as they have already been through the process.  A large percentage of our work comes from our great True Local reviews.
  • Ask about warranties – there can be different terms and conditions and it’s better to be clear up front so there are no surprises.
  • You get what you pay for – just because it’s the cheapest, doesn’t mean it’s the best solution for you. Be wary of things that sound too good to be true!
  • Ask about insurance – for your protection, make sure the plumber attending the site is fully insured, and most importantly licensed
  • Stop the dripleaking taps (especially hot water) waste energy. Get these looked at ASAP.
  • Plan ahead – where possible have a current sewer service diagram handy for your plumber to save time
  • Housekeeping avoid pouring oil or fats down the kitchen sink – invest in a sink strainer. Also, try to avoid excess hair going down the basin and shower drains and clean these regularly to remove any build-up. We love the multiple uses that baking soda has for this purpose!

Thirsty for more? Check out our Lime blog for more plumbing tips.

Could Sydney run out of water?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen many news reports about the horrifying reality that Cape Town residents may soon be completely out of water. Out of water?  How can this happen! It’s crazy that in this day-and-age a city can find itself in this situation....

Plumbing costs. Rip off, or right on?

How much does a plumber cost? There have been many articles written about the cost of trades and it's a question that is part of every conversation with our customers - and rightly so. We all want to know what we are up for when agreeing to engage a trade or service....

Spring cleaning for your plumbing

Can you feel it? That warm sunny feeling in the air, the thought of balmy evenings on your balcony with your favourite beverage ... yes, it's spring (cleaning) time. We are starting to see some much warmer temperatures lately and, while winter might not quite be done...

Space saving tips for your cosy bathroom

But it’s so much bigger on the inside!  A familiar cry for avid Dr Who fans, but not so much so when it comes to tiny spaces in real life, such as your small bathroom. If you follow us over on Instagram and Facebook you’ll know just how much we love a beautiful,...

Love your pipes

  Winter.  At Lime, we love the colder weather but we understand it's not everyone's favourite season, particularly if you experience burst pipes. So how you avoid a disaster like this? It's important to love your pipes. After a long, hot summer, Sydney has finally...

Flush me baby, one more time

In this edition, we look at the benefits and considerations when it comes to low-flush toilets. There are many ways that we waste our water and the bathroom can be a major contributor. Did you know that older style toilets alone can use up to 12 litres per flush?...

It’s time to check your texture

Last week we shared a Facebook post about Bowel Cancer Awareness month, because while it’s something we can't avoid in our line of work, we’re not really sure what the state of our own poo means for our health.   Just like blocked pipes in our homes, sometimes our...

To buy, or not to buy

Your favourite antique bathroom tap has finally stopped working. It's time to go modern, but you cringe at the thought of what a plumber will charge to come out and replace it, knowing that trades mark-up their materials. What to do? Head straight to the local...

Bathroom renovations on your mind?

Bathroom renovations on your mind? It's no wonder, with television shows like The Block propelling the home renovation world into full force.   We've spent the past few months drooling over Josh & Elyse's round winning bathroom, eying up Ronnie & Georgia's kitchen...

Chilli Lime Chicken

Be a winner in your household tonight with this Chilli Lime Chicken dish Many of our customers and friends will already know that Pete isn't just a great plumber, he's a pretty awesome cook as well.  We came across this simple Chilli Lime Chicken recipe which we...