Plumbing Tips to Avoid Common Plumbing Problems During This Summer

02 December 2022

Many associate summers with the beach, the sun, barbecues, and more time spent outside. While you may be prepared for a hot summer, your plumbing system must also be heat-ready. More visitors, showers, and loads of laundry are brought into your home by the warmer weather, and if you have kids, the school vacations will bring them home. Your plumbing has to be in top shape each summer to manage everything that comes with a busy season of activities. Be on the lookout for these typical plumbing problems this summer, and keep in mind the following tips from G. Brand & Sons to keep your plumbing system summer ready.

Slow Shower Drains and Sinks

The summer is full of outdoor activities and fun in the sun, but the sand, shells, and stones in your shower might clog the drain. You might have a blocked drain on your hands if water is pooling at the bottom of your shower or your sinks are draining more slowly than usual. Check your drains for built-up debris, and ensure you and your family rinse off at the beach in the shared facilities.

Blocked Toilets

Summertime means more time spent at home and more bathroom visits. Your toilet can be put to the test during school breaks, vacations, and when hosting social gatherings. Additionally, your toilet is more prone to become blocked the more you use it. Use toilet paper responsibly and avoid flushing anything down the toilet, such as food, baby wipes, or sanitary items, to avoid unpleasant blockages. A plunger should always be available to clear minor toilet obstructions.

Tap Leaks

Outdoor faucets are utilised more frequently in the summer. You can use a hose attachment to clean your car, water your yard, or relax. If your outdoor tap has a problem, it can continue to trickle once you’re inside, wasting water and raising your expenses. Make sure your tap is properly fastened to the wall to conserve water and prevent leaks and make sure it is completely off.

Gas Leaks 

You’ll be getting your money’s worth out of your barbeque this summer if you’re anything like the majority of Australians! Gas leaks, which frayed hoses or unsecured connections can bring, are something to be on the lookout for. Immediately shut off the gas and unplug the fuel line if you notice a leak.

Sprinkler Leaks

Sprinklers are a terrific way to stay cool throughout the summer, but with more people walking around and spending more time in the yard, your sprinkler head may crack and begin to leak. Sprinkler leaks can be difficult to find because they are designed to spray water. When you receive a hefty water bill, you’ll undoubtedly notice the difference, though! Ensure your sprinkler heads are inspected and cleaned out frequently to prevent sprinkler leaks.

Are you unsure if your plumbing system can withstand the heat? Follow the advice above to have a stress-free and enjoyable summer with a plumbing system performing at its peak. Contact us at G. Brand & Sons immediately for expert assistance in preparing your plumbing system for a hot summer! For more than 90 years, we have been servicing Melbourne’s household, commercial, and industrial plumbing and maintenance needs. So, feel secure knowing that you are in good hands with us.

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