Your plumbing infrastructure is an important aspect of your home or renovation and the benefits of having a properly functioning plumbing system ensure you can enjoy the comfort of having hot water. Additionally, efficient plumbing systems are the backbone of our sanitation and sewage systems, keeping our homes clean and our families healthy.
If you want your existing plumbing system checked for possible upgrades or maintenance, you can get in touch with World of Plumbing and Gas on 0488 296 724. We are a team of fully qualified and professionally trained plumbers and gas fitters servicing residential and commercial customers in Landsdale and surrounding areas in Perth. We are also a fully insured and a member of the Master Plumbing Association of Western Australia, ensuring that all our plumbers and gas fitters are OH&S trained and compliant with safety regulations.
Check for Signs of Leaks
If you noticed a spike in your water bill despite no unusual activity on your end, there may be a leak that is causing the increase in your water consumption. First, check your water meter and if it is continuously spinning this may be an indication of a leak. Dripping taps or general fixture maintenance are some of the other common causes of leaks.
Upgrade your Water Heater
You rely on your hot water unit every day so want to make sure it is operating at its best. To help prolong the life of your unit, we recommend you have it serviced regularly to ensure optimum performance. However, if your Hot Water Unit is more than 10 years old or having continuous issues such as consistent temperature change or water pressure, pilot light issues or sediment presence then upgrading to a newer model is another way to save money long term, as aside from being new we can then send you reminders to have the unit serviced. In choosing a hot water unit, choose what is most economical for you in terms of capacity and price based on the size of your household. Compared to older hot water units, newer models can be more energy and water-efficient.
There are gas and electric hot water systems with different energy efficiencies to suit your needs. On the other hand, you can invest in solar hot water systems to save more money in the long run.
Use Recycled Water
Greywater plumbing is a good way to recycle water. This allows you to save by lessening your consumption of clean water and running your meter. Instead, greywater plumbing uses wastewater from your laundry and kitchen sinks, baths, hand basins, dishwashers, washing machines and shower to use in flushing toilets and as garden water. Aside from having an initial cost of setting up the system to collect and transfer the greywater, it’s also an effective way to save not only on money long term but also on natural resources. Please see the Code of Practice for the Reuse of Greywater in Western Australia 2010 for further info.
Update your Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures
By updating your plumbing fittings and fixtures like tapware and showers, you can save in water consumption. Since the plumbing industry is moving towards more eco-friendly and sustainable means of plumbing, most fittings and fixtures nowadays are designed with efficiency in mind. Not all prices in the market are competitive and therefore you have various options depending on your preferred price range.
At World of Plumbing and Gas, we provide prompt, reliable, and affordable plumbing services throughout Landsdale and surrounding areas in Perth. We can supply for you your preferred bath, toilets and tapware from trusted suppliers like Reece Plumbing Supplies and Tradelink. We can also install and service gas and electric storage or instantaneous hot water units. Our team of experienced licensed plumbers and gasfitters can carry out large project installation & repair and finish them on time in compliance with plumbing regulations.