Plumbing Tips

At some point in everyone’s life, they are going to experience plumbing problems. When you are experiencing plumbing problems, let us be your first choice of plumbers in Victoria to help you solve those problems. With years of experience behind us, we are confident that we will be able to successfully rid you of all of your plumbing issues in a timely manner.

Here are some tips from our experienced plumbers in Melbourne:

There are many things that you can do around your home to insure that you are not subject to some of the problems that can cause plumbing problems. For example, dont allow items such as paper towels, feminine products or even dental floss and Q-tips to be flushed down your toilet. Any of these items plus so many more can cause your toilet to become plugged and overflow. We all know the outcome of having foreign items flushed down the toilet; its a sure sign that you’ll need 2 Brothers Plumbing.

When using a drain cleaner, don’t use Drano if you have metal pipes. The acid in the Drano is not good for metal pipes and can cost you heavily in damages. Also, don’t pour grease down your drain. When you are cooking, pour your grease in a metal container that you can throw in the trash once the grease has solidified. A can from can foods works well for this. You may choose to save a couple just to have on hand to discard your cooking grease.

In the late fall, drain your outside water pipes and its faucet. This will insure that your outside pipes aren’t subject to freezing and bursting. Its a great idea to wrap your outside exposed faucets and pipes with insulation to help prevent bursting.

For your hot water heater, make sure that you check the flame on your pilot light; it should be a blue flame with a yellow tip. If the flame is all yellow, you should contact your plumbers in St. Kilda to check it more thoroughly. A yellow flame can mean that you need a safety adjustment. A yellow flame that goes unattended can cause carbon monoxide to leak into your home which can be deadly to your family.

To assure that you faucets are performing well, do regular inspections on them to make sure that there are no drips, leaks or moisture from any of your faucets or piping that runs under your sinks. Spotting leaks and repairing them quickly can save you a great deal of money on your water bill.

A rule to live by for plumbing is to make sure that the plumbers in Melbourne that you use are certified and licensed plumbers. Make sure that they are able to provide you with a written estimate on the job that they are planning to perform. Never pay your plumber until the job is completed and that everything is performing properly. Plumbers in Victoria should be able to provide you with a list of references of people that they have provided service for in the past, check with those references to insure that the plumber is on the up and up about his service. Ask us, we have all of the above!