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Water meters measure how much water is regularly consumed within a household or commercial property. This equipment, found in residential and commercial properties, is expected to accurately determine the amount to be charged for water consumption. Given the vital role of water meters, it is a must to have them regularly maintained and installed correctly.. Routine visits by a skilled plumber ensure that property owners will only ever pay for the water they use, ultimately reducing your family’s water bills. It also helps save money from unexpected repairs and replacements.

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Importance of Water Meter Servicing

Water meter servicing sees our plumbers ensuring that the device is not suffering from issues interfering with its performance. Given that accurate reading is important for both water utility and consumption, it needs to be at its optimal state at all times. An accurate reading of the amount of water consumed in the property is the goal of water meter servicing. At The Local Plumber, we ensure that no issue affects the meter and it is not at any risk of malfunctioning.

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Common Water Meter Issues

Water meters are expected to serve properties across Melbourne for several years. With the number of years in service, it is not surprising that age will affect its performance. Various problems may impact its performance while measuring the amount of water used in a property. The following are common issues impacting water meters:

 

  • Airflow – Air that passes through the water meter is counted as consumed water. Due to the inability of the equipment to distinguish between air and water, the air being present in the water meter will mean a higher water bill.
  • Age – An aging water meter will cause more problems than cost savings. Inaccurate reading is a common issue affecting aging equipment. It means a reading that could be lower or higher than the actual amount of water consumed.

 

Aside from inaccurate reading, there are other problems that could interfere with water meters. Leaks, water pressure issues and faults in the system are common problems affecting a water system. Water meter servicing is also the solution to reduce the rate of these issues impacting the equipment’s ability to measure water. With regular visits from a qualified emergency plumber, a skilled plumber can identify which issue is present or whether there is a chance for any component to cause a problem in the future. Regular maintenance helps prevent complex and costly troubles. Residential and commercial property owners who opt for routine visits from their trusted plumber can rest easy that their water meter is not impacted by any issue.

Water Meter Servicing Costs

Water issues directly impact the property owner and those using the property. By not being aware of the problem, they could experience water interruptions and could pay a higher water bill. But who should be paying for water meter servicing? There is some degree of complexity to determine who is responsible for maintaining and repairing parts of a water system. The following is a breakdown of who is responsible for water meter maintenance and repair:

 

Water utility – When there is an issue with the water meter itself, property owners should immediately reach out to their provider. Water meters are owned by the water utility so repair should be at their expense and their responsibility.

 

Property owner – The property owner is responsible for calling a licensed plumber into the property. He is in charge of taking care of components of the water system between the main water source and the building, including water pipes and fittings. There are also instances where having our plumbers over can prevent consequences associated with a defective water meter. Given that there is a chance that a water utility might take days to come over, our same-day service guarantee ensures that there is a properly working water meter at home or in the commercial space at all times.

 

Tenants – The responsibility for water meter maintenance even becomes more complex when there exists a landowner-tenant relationship. We recommend that for Tenants in Victoria you quickly contact your  landlord once any components of the water system start acting up. In cases where they paid for water meter servicing or repair, they are entitled to reimbursement under state law.

Water Meter Installation

With the demand for accuracy, water meters are expected to provide a 100% faultless measurement at all times. At The Local Plumber, we have a team of the most experienced plumbers in Melbourne. All have met the requirements set by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) as our plumbers have undergone the Certificate III in Plumbing course and the four years of apprenticeship required before receiving a plumbing licence in Victoria.

 

By meeting these requirements, we assure our clients that they are only getting the highest standard of plumbing work from our team at all times through our installation services. We can install any water meter for any residential or commercial property, get the necessary approvals as well as provide the proper guidance to ensure it is always working in an optimal state, free from any defects.

Water Meter Servicing Plumbing In Melbourne

With the demand for accuracy, water meters are expected to provide a 100% faultless measurement at all times. At The Local Plumber, we have a team of the most experienced plumbers in Melbourne. All have met the requirements set by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) as our plumbers have undergone the Certificate III in Plumbing course and the four years of apprenticeship required before receiving a plumbing licence in Victoria.

 

By meeting these requirements, we assure our clients that they are only getting the highest standard of plumbing work from our team at all times through our installation services. We can install any water meter for any residential or commercial property, get the necessary approvals as well as provide the proper guidance to ensure it is always working in an optimal state, free from any defects.

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