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How to Prevent Plumbing Leaks in Your Property

Plumbing leaks in your home can be disastrous, no matter how big or small. 

What might seem small now, can lead to a potentially huge problem in the future, which is why doing anything you can do to avoid a plumbing leak is essential.

Hence why we've listed 4 things you can do to avoid plumbing leaks in this short blog post...

Check your water pressure

Whilst the pressure regulator can be adjusted to anywhere between 25-75 PSI, the average is usually between 40-50 PSI.

If the PSI reading shown on your regulator is above 75, there's a chance that it might trigger a leak. 

Our recommendation is to check your water pressure often, and if you notice anything unusual, contact a plumber ASAP. 

Replace your washing machine hose

How many times have you seen or heard of a leak in the kitchen?

More often than not, these leaks are as a result of a faulty water supply hose that's connected to the washing machine. 

On average the cold and hot water supply hoses are expected to last around 5 years, so don't wait for it to rupture first. Replace it when you can and avoid a disastrous plumbing leak in your kitchen. 

Use a water softener

If you live in an area with hard water that has a naturally high mineral content, your pipes will directly be susceptible to corrosion, and we all know what that means!

To stop your pipes from corroding, we'd recommend installing a water softener throughout your home to help extend the life of your water pipes - as well as your central heating system. 

Don't let your pipes freeze

This is a huge problem during the winter months, but frozen pipes can be disastrous and are a very common cause of plumbing leaks. 

Why? 

As the temperature rises, the frozen pipes will begin to thaw. And while it may sound like a good thing that you have running water again, it could create plumbing nightmares.

Our recommendation to avoid this is to ensure that all of your exposed pipes are well insulated. 

Do this and you'll help avoid plumbing leaks during the winter.

Are you looking for a plumber in Glasgow?

If you're looking for a plumber in Glasgow to look at a plumbing leak in your home, please get in touch with us at Chalmers Gas & Heating LTD.

You can call us on 07580 020343 or or 0141 374 0274 send us a message using our contact form. 

Our plumbers also cover Gartcosh, Stepps, Chryston, Muirhead, Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Cumbernauld, Milngavie, Bearsden and all surrounding areas.