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Home Plumbing Inspection Tips

Home Plumbing Inspection From Plumbers

Hi, my name’s Steven. I’ve been a plumber for almost 15 years. I entered into the plumbing industry after I completed my HSC. I began my plumbing apprenticeship through Master Plumbers Association and I have a wealth of knowledge on all things plumbing! You can find some home plumbing inspection tips below on how you can do your own plumbing safety inspection.

Whether you live in a multi-million dollar prize home along the beach or in the bush stoking the fire at night. Plumbing issues pop up everywhere and no one is exempt. Having a local plumber by your side like fixed today can make the issues far easier to handle.


First of the home plumbing inspection tips is to start with checking your water meter, which is located at the front of your property.
At night, when no more water is being used, right down the number reading on the dials. Go back in the morning and check the meter again, remember to do this before anyone has used any water. If the numbers have jumped up significantly, this could indicate you have a water leak in your home and should get it looked at by a licenced Sydney plumber. You can follow these tips for your gas meter as well.

Whilst you’re still outside, it would be a good time to check for any leaks coming from your garden and hose taps. Walk around your property and keep an eye out for any puddles of water that you think should not be there. Your drains should not be overflowing and any water that you see coming out is an indication of a blockage. Do a quick scan of your gutters and look for any rust or damage. You should look for any water trickling where it shouldn’t be and safely use a ladder to look in the gutters for ant debris pile up.



Check for any leaks in the cupboard under the sink. Remove all items in the cupboard and look for any traces of water. Once you have inspected the cupboard, you can move onto the taps. Turn the tap on and off three times and look for drips coming out of the spout. You can get some tips from my other blog ‘How To Change A Tap Washer In 12 Easy Steps’. Make sure your looking out for water temperature also. Hot should be hot and cold should be cold.


Check the taps in your shower for any leaks by turning them on and off three times. Your taps and shower head should not have any water dripping down. Inspecting your shower drain is very important to determine if there are any blockages. You can do this by running the shower for 3-5 minutes and keeping an eye on the water level and speed. If it is draining a little slow, you might have a blocked drain and need to get it looked at by a licenced plumber.

Now is time to have a look at your toilet suite. Start off by pressing the flush button on the cistern. Check behind and around the toilet for any leaks. A seal may need replacing if there is a leak and getting a plumber out will be your best option to replace the seal.

To check for a blockage, you can get some toilet paper, place it in the pan and flush it. If the toilet paper does not flush and the water is rising up again, you can read our blog ‘How To Fix A Toilet That Won’t Flush’ on reasons and tips on how to fix a toilet that won’t flush. With any blocked toilet, a professional and licenced plumber will be able to diagnose the issue using a camera inspection and high-pressure jet blasting.

To inspect the vanity taps for leaks and issues, you can repeat the same steps as the kitchen taps. If you have a different tap style in your basin, such as basin flick mixer, simply turn the tap on and off 3 times and look for any drips. You should look for any cuts or rust on the pipes in the flexible connection.


Last, but not the least of the home plumbing inspection tips is the laundry.

The laundry is another important place to check for plumbing issues. You should thoroughly inspect under the laundry sink cupboard for any faults on the pipework such as leaks. Make sure you check the taps by using the same method of turning them on and off 3 times. If the water pressure is good no drips and the temperature is to your liking, then your taps are working fine.

Your hot water system is a very important appliance that needs to be checked on regularly. You can have your hot water system in any room of the house or you may have it outside. Where ever it is in your home, you need to look out for any faults.

Look for water pooling at the base of your system, trickling down the tank or spraying out. If any of these occur, you can turn off your water supply and contact a licenced plumber that specialises in hot water system repairs. If a leak is coming from the pressure relief valve, then simply replacing the valve or giving it a good clean should do the trick. Check your water temperature and hot water flow and supply as these are sourced from your tank. An issue with these usually means a problem with your hot water system.

It’s easy to do home plumbing inspection if you know what to look for. I hope these home plumbing inspection tips have helped you and remember. If you need help with any plumbing issue, you can contact Fixed Today in Sydney.


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I found Steven to be very professional and helpful. The boys went out of their way to fix and suggest long term solutions to a problem that could have cost me big in the future. I would not hesitate to recommend Fixed Today!

Bruno Vales

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We moved into our new house without realizing there was a blockage. Steve’s service was outstanding. He arrived and was on the way to solving the issue within an hour of us calling. His no-nonsense approach has allowed us to be excited to move into our new home again. Thanks so much.

Hayley Legg

Highly recommend. Marvin fixed a blocked drain at our home. He was friendly, upfront with the pricing and clean. He also provided suggestions on how to prevent the problem from happening again which was considerate and nice. I would call them again!

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Highly recommended. After calling another plumber, our blocked shower and basin was still not fixed. Marvin came to the rescue. Same day service – he was on time, honest, and knew exactly what needed to be done to get the job completed the first time!! I will be calling again!

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Highly recommend! We were recommended by a friend who used Fixed today and we could not be happier. The job was carried out exactly the way it was explained and they even cleaned up.

Andrew David

We had two separate issues, a burst pipe in the laundry and the hot water system needed replacement. The team came on the same day and fixed the leak and replaced the hot water system. Very professional, friendly, clean and efficient. I would recommend Fixed Today to all my friends.

Bianca McConell

Nothing was too much for Steve and Jamie. They sourced a new toilet cistern and fitted it the same day. All cleaned up after the job was done too. Highly recommended.

Alan Greaves

Had Steven over and he solved my tab and got water issues so quickly! Called the next day to check up and ensure all was working well. Really hard to get good service these days and this company deserves massive praise!!! Amazing service

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Prompt to arrange inspection and find issue. Pricing was a bit expensive, but did a good job. Steve is easy to communicate with and returns calls.

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Steve & team did a great job around the house and were very quick.

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Thanks for fixing my blocked drain efficiently and with little fuss. Great service from Mathew and Marvin. 5 Stars!

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Thanks for replacing our Hot water System at such short notice and in the dark! Competitive pricing and courtesy calls to let me know you were running behind a huge help . All very much appreciated. Would recommend these guys and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

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Hi Fixed Today thanks for un blocking the pipe that was overflowing I was having a panic attack until u guys came and fixed thank u again

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Steve installed a new hot water system for me. He’s very well price and has outstanding workmanship. Well done Steve. Thanks

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Thanks Steve for your quick response and honest feedback. Although I was a bit embarrassed at how simple the hot water fix was, you did advise me earlier that it could be a simple do-it-yourself fix. Happy to give you the business. Darren

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thank you steven, job well done

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I found Steve and his team on here – After speaking to approx. 6 other plumbers Steve answered all our questions and had his team here to fix our problem within the hour (in the dark!) Might I also say he was the cheapest! I would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking for a plumber that doesn’t want to rip you off. Thanks again Steve.
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Thanks to the team at Fixed Today. Great fast friendly service. Got the job done right first time no hassles. Highly recommended.

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Thankyou to Steve and his team for all the plumbing work they done at my house. Renovating two new bathrooms seemed hard but Steve and his team made it so easy. Very professional, hardworking and efficient. Love the way my bathroom turned out so modern would recommend to anymore!!

Vanessa Shaw
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These guys are awesome, I had a leaking pipe in the morning they instructed me to turn the water off at the main until they came they where there with in the hour and fixed the pipe and mind you the price was very reasonable.. Thanks guys.

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Thank Steve, prompt service just wanted to say keep up the great work with us.

CtCC Group Pty Ltd
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I would recommend these guys to anyone. On time very professional and there prices are very reasonable for great service and top quality products.

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This is the second time I have used Platinum hot water and plumbing. On both occasions I have been 100% satisfied with the service. It is very rare to find tradesmen that demonstrate professionalism and have genuine pride in their work. Will highly recommend them

Vanessa Va
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Thanks Steve for a great job , you and your team are great due to your reliability and honesty Also very well priced ! Well recommend and use your services again

George Zab
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Thanks very much Steve for coming at such short notice to help fix our toilet! Rescued us from another long weekend of hassle. A very professional job! Highly recommended!

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Thanks guys u did a really good job fixing the leak under my sink.

Norma Bahb
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Thanks for fixing my plumbing issue. Very courteous and professional service. Much appreciated

Roger Mendis
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Prompt service, good advice and price quoted before job done. Would recommend to friends.

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