So you finally took the plunge and became a homeowner.  You are all set to move into your new home, but before you can celebrate and relax, there are a couple of things you need to look at.   One of these is your new home’s plumbing system.  This is a crucial step to moving in as you need to make sure that everything works fine and that there are no issues. Consider the following plumbing tips to help you settle into your dream home without any problems. 

1. Schedule a Plumbing Inspection

The very first thing you need to do is to call plumbing services and schedule an inspection to figure out the current condition of your pipes, taps, sinks, and water heater. Ideally, this should be done during the negotiation phase or building inspection stage of buying a home. In case you haven’t done so already, requesting an inspection as soon as you can is recommended.

During the inspection, ask your plumber to check the entire system and have them give you a tour of it. They should be able to point out where your water main shut-off valve is as well as your sewer clean-out valve. It also pays to know how to shut off the water supply locally to your sinks, toilets, and taps.

2. Have Your Sewer Line Cleaned

Finding out that you have a clogged drain in your house can cause quite a headache to a new homeowner like you. That’s why you should also have all your drains and sewer lines cleaned upon moving in. Ensuring that your drains are clean and clog-free will make sure that you’ll have a much better and smoother time moving in. Hiring a professional plumber to clean your drains and sewer lines will also help identify any problems such as buildup, corrosion, root intrusion, and other potential problems.

3. Keep a Plumbing Kit Handy

One of the things you should invest in as a new homeowner is to have the right tools to help you fix any issues in your house. A plumbing kit, in particular, can help you do some emergency DIY fixes should any problems pop up. This kit should include a plunger to unclog drains, replacement tap washers and a spanner or wrench to tighten leaking pipe joints.  Those with a little DIY experience might also want to have some thread seal tape and perhaps a small hand auger or drain snake.  These are pretty basic tools and are found in most Aussie households, but they are handy enough to help you solve some minor plumbing issues.


One of the greatest challenges new homeowners face is learning how to maintain and care for their home’s plumbing system properly. However, being a new homeowner also means being responsible for everything within your home, so you need to do your best to follow these tips and keep your plumbing in good working order.

Do you need emergency plumbing services in your home? Designa Plumbing is here to help. We are a fully licensed plumbing company in North Adelaide providing gas fitter and plumbing services. Let our team of professionals take good care of your plumbing system. Contact us today to request a service.