Everyday Plumbing Tips

5 tips for summer holiday readying your home plumbing

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5 tips for summer holiday readying your home plumbing - blog post image

Carrying out a few simple checks and plumbing maintenance now can help prevent unexpected issues across the holiday period.

Discovering a gas leak when you crank up the BBQ to cook Christmas lunch can put a serious dampener on your festivities, not to mention bring criticism from the inlaws. That slow draining toilet finally stops under the pressure of extended family squashed into every available space in your home and Uncle Frank’s special Spicy Christmas Beans.

Situations like these can be easily avoided with some early groundwork.

Check your home gas systems

Firstly, if you’re connected with LPG make sure the gas bottle contains enough gas to get you through until next year. Note that your supplier may stop deliveries for a period during the holidays.

Gas Systems

Check all gas bayonets and exposed piping for leaks or gas smells. If you suspect a problem or a leaking pipe call your gas fitter IMMEDIATELY, leaking gas can be very dangerous and present a fire hazard.

For complete peace of mind contact your local gas fitter for a comprehensive gas system check throughout your home.

Clear roof and stormwater drains

Clear leaf and garden debris from the roof, gutters, and downpipes.

This has many benefits, from allowing stormwater to run off easily, preventing flooding gutters and water backing up into the house, to reducing your homes bushfire risk.

Remove garden debris from stormwater drains and run-off areas as well. Summer storms can dump large volumes of water very quickly often causing flooding if the stormwater drains are even partially obstructed.

Professional drain cleaning with a high-pressure water jetter is a quick and effective way of ensuring the drains are clear and free-flowing.

Garden tidy up

Giving the garden a spruce up will not only impress the family but it also removes potentially damaging foliage and branches. Trim dead or overhanging branches and bushes to avoid damage to the house, fence, and garden structures in the event of high winds or a storm.

Attend to slow draining problems

A slow draining sink or toilet is a sure sign of future blocked drain problems. Issues like this don’t just go away if you ignore them for long enough.

If you have noticed that it takes longer than usual for the water to empty from the kitchen sink or if the water level rises before lowering again after you flush the toilet you have a potential drain blockage and now would be a great time to get your plumber in to check it out.

Stop the drip

Dripping taps can waste litres of valuable water in a week. Don’t put leaking tap repairs off till January and possibly waste buckets of water.

Plumbing Tip - Tap repairs and washer replacements are a 5-minute job for your plumber, ask them to check your taps while they’re there for other work. Just make sure you mention it when booking so they can allow a bit of extra time.

For a smooth and drama free (as far as the plumbing is concerned, we can’t help with the family) holiday season address any plumbing issues which you’ve been avoiding in the lead up to the holidays now.

0 Comments
Sort by best

Captcha Image
Blog Details

Author:

Date Published:

Modified Last: 2018-12-11

Everyday Plumbing Reviews Summary

5/5 5 3 Reviews

View All

Service used: Plumbing
04-Mar-2019
5 5

I’ve used Sam a couple of times for work. he’s great, fixed a urinal for me today that wasn’t flushing properly. I called him up at 7:30am, its now 3:30pm and the jobs done. $150 – no problem! No problem recommending Sam.

Service used: Plumbing
04-Mar-2019
5 5

I was told someone would be there at 8:30 the plumber arrived at 8:20 and installed the new tap by 9am, I’m use to plumbers being late

Service used: Plumbing,Hot Water,Blocked Drains,Gas Fitting
04-Mar-2019
5 5

Sam and the team have been helping my extended family out with plumbing for a few years now. He always answers his phone, so if its urgent like a blocked shower drain or something we know we’ve got a solid reliable contact. As a person he’s friendly, polite and professional. Also the advice he gives indicates he has our best interests in mind, as he’s always pointing out ways to save. Good contact to have.

Book a Service Call

Important: If you need a plumbing job completed quickly, please phone us on 0406 400 200 24 hours a day and talk direct to a qualified plumber. If you fill the form in below, we will assume your enquiry is not an emergency and respond accordingly.

Contact Details
Job Information
Submission