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The Real Cost of a Leak

The Real Cost of a Leak | Plumbing Gold Coast | Brisbane | M.J. Walker Plumbing |

When it comes to plumbing and your Gold Coast home, you may think that a small water leak is no big deal. The ‘I’ll get to it soon’ moto just isn’t going to cut it this time though! No matter how small your leak, if you don’t get it fixed as soon as possible you are going to experience some major damage and some BIG repair costs! Don’t believe us? Here is the real cost of a water leak.

 Wasted Water

Ignoring the potential damage (for now), let’s talk first about the cost of wasted water. Especially, on the Gold Coast where rising water bills are becoming a major issue for many home owners, there is going to be a much bigger cost impact to that small leak than you think! That constant, day-in and -day-out drip is actually wasting a lot more water than it appears, and your water bill is going to reflect that.

Household Damage

Moving on to the biggest money waster, leaks cause damage! Even the smallest of leaks can potentially cause the biggest amounts of damage! Rotting wood, mouldy walls, damaged ceilings and more! Depending on where you leak is located, that dripping water is only going to spread if left untreated by a plumber. That minor leak that you can see, may only be a small part of the problem! A professional plumber will be able to check for additional behind the scene leaks that may be happening in your ceiling or behind your walls. Those sneaky little leaks are going to be one major pain to your bank account!

Better to call in a professional plumber now! If your Gold Coast home has a leak, no matter how small, it is always recommended that you have it checked out and repaired straight away. Your savings account will rest a little easier knowing your plumbing is in tip-top-shape.

Give us a call at Gold Coast’s MJ Walker Plumbing, we can have your leaks repaired ASAP and have you and your home back in running order as soon as possible.





How to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster

How to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster | Plumbing Gold Coast | Brisbane | M.J. Walker Plumbing

Preventative measures! As a local Gold Coast professional plumbing service, we can not enforce this enough: take preventative measures to avoid plumbing disasters! Here are the top three ways to keep your home safe from big plumbing mistakes and costly disasters.

Regular Inspections

Regularly inspecting your plumbing systems, like your water heating system, will go a long way towards avoiding major disasters down the road. With proper care, your water system can last a long time. Keep in mind, you use this system every day, so it is crucial to have is checked at least once a month. Like putting air in your car tyres, checking your water heater is another regular maintenance to-do that you need to add to your schedule. If not, well… our expert Gold Coast plumbers will be there for you then too.


Just because that old toilet or taps still works, doesn’t mean it’s going to keep doing so for much longer. There’s nothing wrong with it, so why replace it, right? Wrong! Everything ages, and your seals and piping and toilets and taps and shower and all of your homes general plumbing are not immortal! Those dated fixtures need to go, preferably before the major plumbing disasters start rolling in! Upgrading your plumbing fixtures will give not only you and your Gold Coast home peace of mind, but your plumber too!

D.O.N.T. do the D.I.Y!

Just don’t do it! If you don’t know what you are doing, please call a professional plumber! Doing it wrong is only going to cost you more later. Plus, if you don’t install your new plumbing fixture correctly or repair that leak properly, you can experience some potentially huge water damage issues! When it comes to DIY plumbing, just D.O.N.T. do it! A profession plumber is probable more affordable than you think! Give our friendly team at MJ Walker Plumbing a call. We can work within your budget to give you the best possible plumbing solutions and plumber services for you and your home.

MJ Walker Plumbing is here for you no matter what. We’ll help you prevent that major plumbing disaster, but should it all go wrong, our professional plumbers will be there for you then too.