While we might be busying ourselves with ceaseless Spring cleaning, it’s easy to forget the unsung heroes of a functioning abode: our drain pipes. Our drains are essentially the veins of our property; quietly carrying liquid hither and yon under the surface.
Out of sight...out of mind, right?
As we focus our attention and maintenance funds on superficial fixes, our drains suffer in silence. A fix in your Wellington drainage system today could save you a tonne of money over the many tomorrows to come. Leaving these initially small repair jobs for too long can lead to far more pricey plumbing dilemmas: so here are a few things to consider getting check-ups on this spring.
A ‘pre-loved’ Wellington home
If you own a Wellington home that might have seen better years, then there is a high chance that your drainage system could be in need of a little TLC. As you can probably imagine, a Wellington plumber and gasfitter is kept busy on ‘patchwork plumbing’ jobs. Property owners are generally so preoccupied with touching up the superficial side of the home (painting and floors) that their drains are left to quietly decay in the dark – not a good look for future clients who end up facing the brunt of any drainage dramas!
Always consider the quality of your drains if you’re buying, selling, or welcoming new tenants into your Wellington home. Take it from the plumbing experts: check-ups and general maintenance jobs are always cheaper than repairs!
Time will tell
The most dangerous adversary of your Wellington plumbing and pipework system is time. It’s a factor that can cause many drainage dramas if you don’t put the effort into considering and controlling it.
For instance, a small leak in your pipework might fill a small bowl of water on a rainy day, but leaving this leak unattended for a few years longer could see you replacing an entire roof or wall! In the drainage world, it’s all about getting on top of drain damage before it gets on top of you.
The bottom line
A compromised pipe has the capacity to compromise an entire house. If you’re in doubt over the integrity of your plumbing system, you might need to get a professional inspection from the team at Maxey. Save yourself a future fortune by getting an affordable plumbing inspection booked with Maxey Wellington Plumbing today!