Australians have a reputation for being laid back and, in many aspects, that would be a fair characterisation. An attitude of "she'll be right" has created the easy going and fun-loving culture also associated with it, but it also exposes Australia as a nation of compulsive procrastinators. When it comes to work around the house and fixing up problems that occur due to normal wear and tear, many Australians would simply wait until the problem is either too large to ignore or they have gotten used to the problem and don't feel the need to fix it. While this may be okay for small things like a jammed window or a dent in the wall, sometimes a problem arises that needs to be taken care of immediately, or there could be much bigger and more dangerous consequences.
1. Hot Water System
If you find that you are getting less hot water from anywhere in the house, then you most likely have a problem with your hot water system. Cold showers might be easy to put up with, but the underlying problem can be quite dangerous. Go and look at your hot water system. If you see any leakage of water around it, you need to immediately go and turn the power off in your house.
If the water connects to any electrical systems nearby, it could be very dangerous. After this, you should call your local plumber and tell them about your problem. They will send out someone to check the severity of the problem and whether the whole thing needs to be replaced or if just a part of your hot water system needs to be replaced. Do not hesitate; a broken hot water system can cause thousands more in water damage even if it doesn't connect to a power source.
If you find that an area of your house is affected by mould, whether it is the ceiling of your bathroom or the carpet in the corner of your bedroom, you should immediately set aside time to deal with this. While toxic mould is not a huge problem in Australia, it is still possible to get mould in your house that is harmful to your health. In fact, over time, all mould can become its own health problem, and some can even threaten the integrity of your house's structure.
It is better to get it checked and removed as soon as you see it growing anywhere. If you have mould growing on your tiles in your bathroom or kitchen, then you can probably remove it by yourself without professional help. If it is growing in your walls or ceiling, then you need to get outside help to examine and remove it safely.
For more information, contact your local hot water installation and repair service today.