The summer heat has flourished in Australia. There is also plenty of entertainment going on. Several fares, holiday events and beach trips will surely crowd your calendar. Before your schedule gets hectic, our friendly advice is to take time in making sure that your home plumbing system is ready to tackle on the scorching hot days ahead.
1. Check Your Toilet For Blockage And Leaks
2. Install A Water-Saving Showerhead
3. Watch Out For Dripping Taps Inside And Outside Your Home
4. Take Care Of The Washing Machine
With plenty of outdoor activities going on, your washing machine has to work overtime to clean up the clothes that you have worn all throughout the day. Don’t let leaks put a damper on you wearing your favourite swimmers and summer outfits to parties and festivals.
5. Clean Your Gutters From Debris
Summer storms can grace our homes every now and then, resulting in fallen leaves and twigs that might cause potential blockage in your gutter. Sweep the debris off to make sure that you catch most of the water for your catchment system and prevent flooding your yard during rainy days.
6. Ensure That You Are Not Wasting Water In The Garden
7. Cover Up Your Pool And Use Timers
Choosing sturdy vinyl or solar covers will help retain the water in the pool and slow down the evaporation process. It will also keep out leaves, twigs and other materials from floating around – making you change the water. You can also place automatic pool timers in your old pump that filters your water so it’s not running all the time when plugged in.
8. Get Your Barbies Ready For Grilling
9. Manage Your Hot Water System
During this summer season, your water heater won’t work nearly as hard as it does during the colder months. However, never try and adjust your water heater’s temperature below 60 degrees Celsius. You may think that you will be saving energy, but you may be actually creating an environment for bacteria to breed like legionella. These bacteria can be harmful and sometimes deadly to humans. If your hot water system is outdated, leaking, or too cold, it might be necessary to replace it with a unit with high energy efficiency.
10. Book An Inspection For The Sewage And Stormwater System
If your sewers have leaks, it is easy for tree roots that are hungry for water to seep through them and cause a blocked sewer. The summer weather has been volatile. When summer storms strike, water backups happen if there is a blocked stormwater pipe. Backups in your yards cause flooding that may damage the foundation of the house and the properties you have inside, it’s best that you are fully aware of the condition of both your sewer and stormwater pipes.
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