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A plumbing leak can be a big problem if it goes unnoticed or overlooked. Here are top 5 plumbing leaks you can prevent from happening

A plumbing leak can be a big problem if it goes unnoticed or overlooked. Besides raising energy bills, plumbing leaks can damage your property and lead to additional expenses. 

However, most plumbing leaks can be prevented from happening if you follow some simple steps.  

Here are some of the most common leaks we help customers with…..and some preventative measures you can take;

Top 5 plumbing leaks you can prevent from happening

Washing Machine

The washing Machine is one of the most frequently used appliances in every household. Every washing machine has a certain warranty period which can be extended through maintenance. However, the cost of maintenance can be a headache.

Two types of components in the washing machine leads to a plumbing leak,

  • Lint Trap

A Lint trap collects the wastes from clothes. If it isn’t cleaned at least once a month, the waste from the lint trap builds up a clog and starts to flow through the drain pipeline. This affects both the washing machine as well as creates blockage in the drain pipeline. Make sure you regularly clean your filters to avoid serious damage.

  • Washing Machine leak

In hard water regions, the water inlet valve in the washing machine is damaged frequently due to sludge buildup leading to washing machine leak or damage. Regularly check your inlet for build of debris. If it becomes blocked it can cause serious damage to both your washing machine and the plumbing into it.

Drains and Pipes

Drain and pipeline blockages are common in every household. It can cause serious problems leading to much bigger plumbing issues and property damage if not dealt with swiftly..

  • In order to prevent drain and pipeline blockage, make sure to not try to flush things like nappies, sanitary products, cotton buds etc…  into the toilet.  
  • In the kitchen do not pour boiling oil or any type of food fat or solids that will cause grease and blockages.  Allow these to cool, solidify then place in your household rubbish bin.

Bathtub and shower plumbing leak

There are usually two main causes of  bathtub or shower leak. Firstly, it could be clog in your drain pipeline. Secondly, there could be fractured pipe or loosened joint in the outflow pipes.  To help prevent issues, ensure that the plug holes are kept clear, hair and gunk doesn’t build up.  Products such as seen on this link are great to prevent hair blockages, click HERE

  • If your shower/bath is taking longer than normal to drain away, this could be an early sign of a blockage issue.
  • If you are unsure of the best course of action to take, our emergency plumbing team can visit and resolve any issues before they develop into something more serious. CLICK HERE

Leaking or Blocked Toilet

Toilet pipes leak and  blockages can be very unpleasant to deal with and at worst can adversely affect the health of your family.  The most common cause is people and kids often try to flush things down the loo that shouldn’t be flushed. Here are the common items we have seen to cause blockages include;

  • Nappies
  • Cotton buds
  • Sanitary towels
  • Small toys (more often than you would expect!)

The external objects you flush, either create a blockage in the drain pipeline leading to a toilet pipe leak or toilet blockage in the worst-case scenario.  The objects are flushed down creating a blockage in the drainage pipeline which could result in toilet waste being forced up through other drains, such as sinks and shower plugs, drain pipeline in your household.

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ESBAH engineers are all qualified under Gas Safe and are registered and trained plumbing and heating engineers, giving you confidence that your emergency plumbing issue is being handled by professionals.

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