Moved to a new home? 5 steps to check the plumbing
September 7th, 2021
It is an exciting time to move into a new home, but it is also an adjustment. Plumbing Emergency 24/7 provides a few quick tips to check the plumbing system in your new home. This will help to make sure that everything is functioning properly.
Locate the stop cock
The stop cock will typically be under the stairs, under the kitchen sink, in the utility room, in the garage or maybe in the bathroom. Make sure to locate it so that you can switch it on and off easily in the event of an emergency.
Find out the service history of your boiler
Check the boiler in your new home and find out when it was serviced. This information helps determine when a new service is due and if you need to replace it.
Check the water pressure
Turn on the tap which is farthest away from the water source to check the water pressure. If the water pressure is low, it can be fixed by getting a new tap or showerhead. We can help you with that.
Check the cold water tank
The cold water tank in your new home should have a lid. This will prevent contamination. If it does not come with a lid, you need to get one fitted immediately and also clean the tank. Also, check if the tank is insulated.
Check if there is a water metre
Having a water metre is not mandatory, but you would want to know how much water you are using. You can tally the same with your water bill and know that you have not been incorrectly charged. You will find the water metre near the stop cock or front of your house. If you want a new one installed, you can call our plumbers.
Check for lead pipes
If you have bought an older property, the chances are that it has lead pipes. Lead pipes are unsafe and typically appear soft and grey. To be sure, contact Plumbing Emergency 24/7 and we will diagnose your pipes.
Carry out general checks on your plumbing system
After you have moved into your new home, check the toilets, taps and radiator valves for leaks. Make sure to repair them before they start to cost you a lot of money. Also, look for water stains on the ceiling or walls. These could be signs of a leak.
If you need any help with your plumbing system, reach out to Plumbing Emergency 24/7. Our plumbers are highly qualified and trained for the job. We are available around the clock to diagnose and resolve all issues related to plumbing. Our services are competitively priced.