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Learn About Some Of The Dos And Donts Of Emergency Plumbing

It can be very daunting to face an overflowing toilet, or a leaking pipe. Until the plumber arrives, it is difficult to know how to handle the situation.

As water conservation awareness increases, more people are able to understand the basics of emergency plumbing in Geelong and how to reduce water loss in cases of flooding or leaky fixtures.

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To save money and water, follow these guidelines:

DO's

1. Leaky fixtures or burst pipes can be fixed by closing the water shutoff valve. This will shut off the water supply to the fixture that is causing the leak and prevent water from being wasted.

2. Insulate pipes that are exposed to low temperatures to prevent them from freezing or splitting.

3. To prevent thermal expansion of water, gently thaw frozen pipes using a blow dryer.

4. Toilet leaks can lead to high water bills and can be detected by frequent inspections of your toilets. Let the water tank sit for a while before adding some food dye. After an hour, come back to inspect the toilet. If you find color dye in your bowl, it is likely that the toilet is leaking.

5. To prevent water heater clogs, clean the sediment from the heater on a regular basis.

DON'Ts

1. Pour boiling water in the toilet until the bowl cracks open.

2. Toss large objects, diapers and sanitary towels down the toilets. Anything other than tissue paper can block the toilet's drain, causing plumbing emergencies such as overflowing toilets and backups in the sewer.

3. Planting any trees or shrubs over the sewer lines.

4. Throwing fibrous materials down the garbage disposal. Motor burnouts can be caused by fibrous material such as celery skins, celery skins, and artichokes.