There are many preventative plumbing measures you can take to prepare for the warm months and make sure you spend most of your time enjoying them instead of worrying about leaks, clogs, low pressure or another plumbing problem.
A long winter can have an impact on plumbing that we can’t see sometimes. Take your chance during the warmer months to take care of any issues before it gets cold again. Look for rust, corrosion, leas, broken or bent parts.
For your toilet, put food colouring in the tank to see if it leaks to the bowl without you flushing the toilet.
With kids home more often than usual, you should teach your children to use a modest amount of toilet paper to avoid clogs in the toilet. Make sure you don’t flush paper towels or feminine hygiene products.
Gutters plan an important role in keeping water away from the foundation of your home. To work right, gutters need to be cleared of debris like leaves, twigs and other material.
• Save water and protect the planet – and your wallet!
•Turn off water when your brush teeth and save four gallons a minute.
• Avoid using your tumble dryer. Dry your clothes naturally.
• Wash the car at a car wash, where water is recycled.
• Don’t run water over food to thaw it.
• Avoid watering the lawn on windy days, and set a timer if your sprinkler is not automatic.
• Soak dishes rather than working off stuck-on foods under running water.
• Lather hands with the water off.
The best defence against a plumbing problem and to guarantee that all your plumbing systems are working correctly is to schedule annual maintenance. It is best to prepare and prevent than to repair and regret. Have a look at our affordable home emergency cover and callout services.