When it comes to plumbing maintenance, prevention is far better than a cure. Which is why we have put together this comprehensive list of tips you can use to ensure you can enjoy a stress free summer. After all, plumbing maintenance issues always seem to crop up at the most inconvenient of times like when you’re getting ready for a family BBQ.
Check for gas leaks
As the weather starts to warm up, as does the risk for gas leaks. This is largely due to the increase in summer BBQs and use of gas kitchen appliances. If you do suspect a leak place a small amount of dishwashing liquid next to the appliance and if it bubbles then call a professional immediately. Gas leaks are a major health hazard to both you and your family. So make sure you employ this plumbing maintenance tip to keep both you and your family safe all summer long.
Inspect washing machine
We all know summer time means more dirty clothes, so it’s vital you inspect the hose for any leaks, bulges or cracks. Equally, if you have an older washing machine it’s best to have it inspected and serviced by a professional. Afterall, no one needs a broken washing machine in the middle of summer.
Swap your sprinkler for an irrigation system
Sprinklers can be big water wasters, and as the weather warms up and the drought continues to impact farmers, we all need to do our bit to conserve water. Which is why, swapping your sprinkler system for a water efficient irrigation system is so important, as it can almost halve the amount of water usage whilst still feeding your garden and lawn with the right amount of water. This plumbing maintenance tip is sure to keep your home water wise this summer.
All in all, Australian summers are beautiful and harsh, and as the mercury begins to rise, so does the risk of a plumbing issue rising to the surface. We care about the wellbeing and safety of your family which is why we have created this comprehensive two part blog on plumbing maintenance tips for summer.
Be sure to share this with your friends and family so that they too can have a stress free summer.