The best spring plumbing tips

If you’ve been searching online for plumbing tips, you’re in the right place. There are several steps you can take to protect yourself from costly plumbing issues.

Kitchens and bathrooms

Check your taps for drips and leaks. If you find any leaks, arrange repairs to help you avoid wasting water. Make sure your drains have strainers so debris doesn’t clog your lines. Another important step to take is to check your toilet for hidden leaks. You can do this by adding a few drops of food colouring to it, If you do have a leak, the water should change colour within half an hour. Make sure your toilet is flushing properly. If you need to hold the handle down to flush your toilet thoroughly, you may have worn tank parts.

We also recommend that you clean any mineral deposits from your shower head. You can do this by soaking it in vinegar overnight before scrubbing it gently.


Check your boiler temperature. Make sure it is no higher than 48 degrees Celsius to avoid scalding. This will also help you avoid wasting energy. If your boiler is more than 15 years old, you may need to replace it with a newer, more energy-efficient model. It’s also important to check your dishwasher and washing machine for leaks or bulges. Consider replacing old hoses with stainless steel ones if you can as these are more robust and less likely to burst.

More spring plumbing tips

It’s also a good idea to pour a gallon of water into any drains you don’t regularly use as this will fill the trap and stop unpleasant smells from entering your property. Check exposed pipes around your home for signs of leaks. If you have a water meter, take a reading at night and another in the morning to see if you have any leaks. If you have a different figure when you wake up in the morning, you could have a leak. You may also wish to consider installing a flood alarm. A flood alarm makes a noise when it comes into contact with water. This can be very useful if you live in an area that’s vulnerable to flooding.

Outside your home

Ensure your drains and gutters are cleaned out and free from debris. You should also make sure any external taps are not leaking.

How Ability can help

At Ability, we are always here for you whenever you have an issue with plumbing in the south east. We have been a leading force in our industry for decades and always go above and beyond to ensure your expectations are met.

Contact us To find out more about our south east plumbing services, get in touch today. You can reach us by completing the form on our website, by calling us on (+44) 01892 514495 or by sending a message to We will get back to you as quickly as we possibly can so you can swiftly access the guidance and advice that you need.

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