Moving house can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. There’s a lot that you can do to make it as painless as possible.
Before you pull out the paintbrushes and prepare for the furniture to arrive, there are some practical things you should do while the property is empty.
Here are the best tips, chosen by our expert plumbers, that will make it easier for new homeowners.
1. Locate your water shut-off valve
You never know when something might go wrong. Knowing where the shut-off valve is will save you valuable time and money. Not to mention a major headache!
2. Clean your shower drain
Maintain a clean clog-free drain to avoid standing water and the mildew that comes with it.
When the property is mostly empty, it is easiest and most efficient to clean it - so, if possible, this is the time to do so! If you still end up with clogged drains, you might need to call a drainage expert.
3. Remember - don't throw grease down the sink!
When cleaning up after a meal, pour oil or grease into a sealed container and dispose of it properly outside. The hardening of cooking oil in sewer lines can result in sewer waste backing up into your home!
4. Spot a leaking pipe
There should be signs of a pipe leaking before any serious damage happens. Here’s how to notice these signs:
• Wet spots
• Your water bill is going up more than usual
• Musty-smelling rooms
• Visible mould or mildew
5. Clean your faucets and showerheads
Faucets and showerheads naturally accumulate minerals and deposits over time. These buildups restrict water flow and reduce the overall volume of water coming out of your faucet or showerhead. You can improve water flow and pressure by simply cleaning your faucet and showerhead with a bag of vinegar tied around it overnight. It's that easy!
6. Last but not least, keep a plumber’s number ‘Handy’ - pun intended!
Even though you may never need it, your peace of mind is priceless!
As a homeowner, care and attention needs to be given to your plumbing. It is an integral part of any home and should to be kept in good working order for it to function properly.
Plumbing problems can make life difficult, but by having access to professional help, you can keep your plumbing issues under control and avoid the need for extensive repair work.
When the time comes, give the experienced plumbers at HandyExperts a call! 🧰
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