Avoiding Plumbing Problems 

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Every home needs plumbing. It’s one of the many reasons why plumbing plays an important part in domestic life. But plumbing systems, like any other equipment, are bound to wear out over use and time and become an issue sooner or later and there’s nothing worse than waking up to a burst pipe or overflowing toilet. At this time, one may not know how to handle it since plumbing problems can be complicated.

The truth of the matter is that most people don’t know how to fix their plumbing problems. With so many things to take care of and so little time, it’s easy to put off a plumbing problem or pretend that it’s not so serious. After all, there are some inexpensive solutions you can employ yourself to fix them. But plumbing problems are different from any other problems you might encounter with your home, because they can cause water damage or floods, which can be far more costly than just hiring a pro in plumbing works in Dubai.

Avoiding plumbing problems in a new home

Before you move into your new home, have the plumbers from Zahrat annual maintenance contractor Dubai check for leaks or any damages to the plumbing system. They can do this by checking for moisture in the walls and floors. Also, if there is a water meter in the home, have them check it for any unusual wear or destruction.

An inspection report will be offered upon completion of the inspection process. Look at the seller’s disclosure statement carefully, especially when it comes to items like water damage and flooding issues. Don’t forget to ask questions about what kinds of maintenance the seller has done on the house.

Leaky pipes and faucets

When you see water coming out of the bottom of a pipe, it’s probably a leaky pipe. Leaks can be caused by many things: poor installation, age, weather damage, or defective materials. The best way to determine if you have a leaky pipe is to listen for one. To do this, turn off all of your home’s water supply and then listen for any dripping sounds coming from the pipes.

On hearing dripping sounds from your pipes, shut off the main valve that supplies water to your house or use an adjustable wrench to loosen fittings on drain pipes or faucets if they are corroded or rusted or replace any defective parts such as gaskets or O-rings. Consult with a professional in plumbing works in Dubai to regularly check for leaks around your house including around faucets and shower heads.

Fixing clogged or slow drains

Clogged or slow drains are a frequent household plumbing problem that may be because of:

  • Hair and soap scum, which can build up in your pipes over time.
  • Food debris, such as rice and cereal, that washes down the drain.
  • Grease from cooking, which can solidify when it cools in your pipes.
  • Foreign objects, such as toys or utensils, that get flushed down the toilet.
  • Tree roots growing through your sewer line or septic system, causing blockages and backups.

Try pouring vinegar or baking soda down the slow drain, an advice from experienced pros in plumbing works in Dubai. It will help remove the buildup of soap scum and other debris that may be causing the problem. If that doesn’t work, flush out your drain by running hot water through it for several minutes. In case you are dealing with a clog, try pouring a bucket of boiling water into the bowl. This will help break up any solid matter in the pipe so it can be flushed away easily.

Whenever the problem is persistent, hire a company that specialises in home maintenance in Dubai and has exceptional plumbing skills to examine the problem and find a solution such as installing a drain filter in your shower to help reduce clogging or removing the trap.


Clogged toilets (h4)

Another common plumbing problem is having clogged toilets. The positive side of this issue is that in most cases getting the toilet back to functioning is usually an easy fix. The bad news is that if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can make matters worse. Know what you are doing when you unclog a toilet — don’t use harsh chemicals or plungers that do not work. If you have not tried plunging before and are unsure of what to do, hire a home maintenance technician experienced in handling plumbing works in Dubai.

Frozen pipes and frozen water meter

Noticing that the water in your house is not running, or the water meter has stopped, there’s a good chance that your pipes have frozen. The first thing you need to do is find where the break is. When you have a broken pipe, it will be obvious because there will be wet spots on the ground and water coming out of the walls. With no wet spots but there’s no running water, check all of the faucets and fixtures in the house and make sure they’re turned off completely.

Once you’ve done that, make sure no one uses any more water until you can get help from a professional plumber conducting technical works Dubai. By chance this happens during a cold snap, keep an eye on things and make sure nothing else freezes as well (like your toilet). Should it start to warm up again before morning, call the same plumber immediately because your pipes may thaw enough to start leaking again once temperatures rise above freezing again.

DIY versus calling a pro?

Is it worth it to fix it yourself? Or should you hire a pro? We get asked this question oftentimes and our answer remains the same: it depends. But what does that really mean? And how do you know when to DIY and when to call in the professionals?

The best place to start is by applying your skills that you’ve gained over the years since having your own apartment or home.  If you’re pretty handy around the house, then there are plenty of jobs that are well within reach for even the most novice DIYer. On the other hand, if you’ve never picked up a wrench before in your life, then fixing something like an air conditioner may be out of your league.

To help decide whether or not you should tackle a project yourself or call in the pros, we’ve put together this handy guide with five questions that will help you make an informed decision:

  1. How much time do I have?
  2. Can I handle being in my home with no hot water or heat for a few days?
  3. Do I have access to all parts of the system?
  4. Do I know how to troubleshoot problems if they occur?

Granted that you answered no to any of these questions, call Zahrat experts in plumbing works in Dubai instead.

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