Plumbing – Common Problems With the Pipes
True Local’s layman’s guide to engaging a local professional plumber in your area. What should you expect when your pipes need attention?
A professional plumber is the certified tradesperson trained and accredited in the repair and fitting of your household pipes, fittings, water supply, sanitation, heating systems and gas supply. We help you find the go-to plumber and plumbing services in your local area.
Things You Should Know Before Engaging Your Plumber
- Hot Water Systems
A leaking or malfunctioning hot water system is one of the most common household issues. If your problems are at the tank (leaking, hissing, no hot water available) then the first step is identifying whether you’re using an electric hot water system or a gas system. Knowing what sort of hot water your house is using will determine whether you need a plumber (gas) or an electrician (electric). Solar heaters are usually installed with secondary gas or electric back-ups to ensure uninterrupted flow.
To control leaking systems, first turn the water mains off. Your mains tap is usually found at the front of your property close to the road. True Local’s 1.3 million business listings will then put you in touch with the right local professional to get your HWS back online.
- Water Meter
Leaking fittings at the water meter are the plumber’s domain but often householders are unaware that the water authority in their area offer much more reasonable call-out and after-hours service rates. Regardless of whether the leak is large or small, road-side or house-side, the water authority in your area should be your first call.
- Call-Outs & After-Hours Services
Don’t get caught out with a call-out. Know basic charges and levies before your plumber begins work to ensure no nasty surprises when the pipes are working again.
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