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Top 3 Reasons Why You Need a Plumber When Moving into a New Home

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:55

No matter the stress, moving into a new home is an exciting experience.

You would be thrilled to choose the design, décor, and all other home improvement areas. With all the excitement that you pour into the aesthetics, there might be a chance that you’ll end up overlooking some “unseen” home necessities such as the water service, gas lines, or the state of your plumbing system.

Checking on the Essentials

Before your trusted home relocation experts load up the rest of your belongings into your new abode, make sure that you also call an experienced plumbing company to check on your water and gas systems as well as other plumbing concerns. This will help you avoid possible plumbing emergencies, and flushing that new-home feeling down the drain.

When moving houses, it is crucial that you make sure to check the state of the plumbing system in your new home.

Regardless of whether it's a new or old house you are moving into, there are situations that may affect the current state of your gas pipes, water system, or toilets and sewers. It is best to hire experienced and professional plumbers for plumbing services that will ensure your new house is in tip-top shape.

Here are some of the top reasons why you should call a professional plumber when moving into a new home:

1. Water Service

Before you buy or rent a new house, you should make sure that the water system is working and in good condition. Literally test the waters by turning on all the faucets, flushing the toilets, and being alert for any foul smells, discoloration, mold or floating specks. You should also make sure to call in the experts to test for water contamination.

It is always a good idea to call in a professional plumber to look into the water system and check for leaks or drips. Leaky faucets and dripping pipes can be costly and inconvenient.

You should also test if the temperature of the taps adjusts to your needs as quickly as possible. It will be such a hassle (and a shock) if you turn on the shower and a cold blast of water in the middle of winter hits you.

Your trusty plumber can also help you check on the boiler. Leaky or broken boilers can also be potentially dangerous, so it is best to have yours thoroughly checked before you move in. You can also ask your plumber if the boiler size is appropriate for the size of the house. A smaller boiler for a smaller space can also mean lower bills for you.

2. Gas Fitting

Cooling and heating can greatly contribute to home maintenance costs. Connecting to a natural gas line may considerably help in managing these costs without sacrificing your comfort.

You should remember to call in the services of a professional when connecting to gas mains or checking the gas lines in the house that you are moving into. This is to ensure not only the efficiency of maintaining your costs but, more importantly, to put your safety first.

Using a gas line to fuel any of your home appliances, like your furnace or water heater, then you should make sure that it is free from corroding pipes, improper hook-ups, or loose connections.

3. Blocked Drains, Sewers or Toilets

Major headaches can come from blocked drains, sewers, or toilets.

If you don’t want any flooding or any other hassle coming from these types of blockages, then make sure that you call in a professional plumber to check on your drains, sewers, and toilets for any leaks or breaks before you move in. This will help you avoid costly repairs or the risk of being driven out of your new home if the problem escalates.

Prevention is always better than cure so even if you know you can make an emergency call to your trusty plumber who’s on call 24/7, it is best not to flush down items that shouldn’t be flushed. This includes cotton buds, sanitary products, wet wipes, and other non-toilet-friendly waste.

Move Into a Fully Functional Home

Issues with burst pipes, blocked gutters, and downpipes, or even your air conditioning lines can also be handled with the expertise of a professional plumber.

Always remember that it is best to hire the services of a professional plumber when dealing with issues with your gas, plumbing, and water systems to avoid unnecessary costs and ensure your safety. And what better way of ascertaining the readiness of your new place than by getting all of these things checked beforehand?

This way, you can focus on the excitement of building a new life in your new place.


Based in South Melbourne, Blue Diamond Plumbing was founded in 1985, working on new homes, repairs and commercial contracts. Over time they have grown to become some of the best plumbers Melbourne has to offer. Since 2001 the company has specialised in Emergency Plumbing and Property Maintenance, Repairs and Renovations for homes and businesses in Melbourne and inner city suburbs. Owner Rod Diamond has over 30 years experience with emergency plumbing in Melbourne's inner suburbs.




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