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Simple plumbing maintenance tips for summer (part one)

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These simple plumbing maintenance tips will help you to stay cool and calm all summer long.

As the weather heats up, so does the risk of a plumbing disaster like a sewage drain blockage. We know that summer is a time for relaxing with family & friends around the bbq or at the beach. Which is why we have put together these simple plumbing maintenance tips together, to keep your you stress free this summer, the way it’s supposed to be.

Inspect roof and exterior of your home

Melbourne winters can be harsh and summer storms can put your home in a vulnerable position. So it’s important you have your roof and the exterior of your home inspected for any cracks, rust, missing shingles or issues with downpipes. Accordingly, this simple plumbing maintenance tip will help to prevent a minor issue turning into a major disaster.

Remember: It’s always best to have a professional come and inspect your home, as they can assess the risk and address any issues you may not see.

Clear gutters and downpipes

As beautiful as spring is, the leaves and debris can often cause blockages in your downpipes resulting in serious damage to your home. Not to mention the fire risk.

Remember: safety first, if you are going to clear your own gutters always do it with someone holding the ladder.

Get your air conditioner serviced

Aussie summers are as beautiful as they are brutal so the last thing you need is your air conditioner to break. With this in mind, it’s imperative that you clean the filter out regularly as dirty filters force your air conditioner to work harder and can even cost more to run. Secondly, book an annual service with your local plumber to ensure everything is ticking along as it should.

Sewer line inspection

One of the most important plumbing maintenance tips that ALL homeowners must do, is to have their sewer line inspected by a professional. This is especially important for people who live in older homes, as rainwater damage can cause tiny cracks to turn into a large scale disaster. So, make sure you contact your local plumber for an inspection of your sewer line, before the next summer storm hits.

All in all, summer is meant to be a time for relaxing and unwinding, and we want you to make the most of this amazing warm weather. By applying these plumbing maintenance tips you’ll keep your family safe and stress free this summer.