1. Check Your Toilet For Blockage And Leaks
Make toilet rules that every member of the family should follow. Flush only toilet paper down the loo, other things will block it up. It is important for everyone to know and remember what can be flushed or not. If someone is going out to the beach, advise them to rinse themselves of sands in public showers this can clock up floor wastes and drains. Be also aware of snakes coiling in the bowl as cases like this can happen during summer. You are not the only one trying to cool off!
2. Install A Water-Saving Showerhead
Sometimes, it’s your taps that can be hard to turn off, especially the old Garden taps or hose taps, it’s our recommendation you install a lever tap rather than the old style ones, If you can’t fix the leaking tap yourself, better leave it to an experienced plumber.
3. Watch Out For Dripping Taps Inside And Outside Your Home
Temporary Fix Tip:
If your outside taps are leaking and you can’t repair, then connect your hose up to it and turn off the hose nozzle, this will stop the water being wasted until we can arrive and fix the issue permanently.
4. Take Care Of The Washing Machine
5. Clean Your Gutters From Debris
6. Ensure That You Are Not Wasting Water In The Garden
Put some variety in your garden by growing plants that require less water to survive. They are easy to take care of in times of drought, too.
7. Cover Up Your Pool And Use Timers
8. Get Your Barbies Ready For Grilling
You can perform a detergent soap test to detect gas leaks or when you change the gas tank. Conduct the test outdoors. Mix 10 drops of detergent with some water in a spray bottle. Make sure that the gas controls in your BBQ are switched off but turn on the gas tank valve. spray the soap-water mixture into the valve, fittings and the hose. If you see bubbles or smell gas, this indicates a leak. If you suspect a gas leak turn off the gas immediately, contact your plumber or hot water specialist to repair it. You can also apply this test on your gas stove.
9. Manage Your Hot Water System
10. Book An Inspection For The Sewage And Stormwater System
Do not be caught unprepared while enjoying the fun that summer brings you. Protect your family and property. Talk to our friendly plumbers if you suspect any leaks or blocked drains. Contact us to book an appointment. Do not wait for a plumbing emergency.