Plumbing Winter Checklist
As the colder weather has settled in, hours of daylight are short lived and the sight of sunshine is a rare occurrence. Winter is here and he’s here to stay!
The rainy winter months have people dreaming of the good old summer days, even going so far to chase the European summer. But nonetheless, no matter if in Europe or at home, your properties plumbing needs to be in the best possible condition to prevent any possible damage from being done.
The Top 4 Things to Look Out for:
1. Gutters and Downpipes
When gutters and downpipe are clear, water is able to effectively escape the property, reducing the likelihood of damage being done to your property. Overflowing gutters can cause roof leaks and damage to the structure of the gutters and downpipes, affecting how they function. You can perform this task using this Bunnings guide, or request an inspection of your property here. When we are there, we can also devise a maintenance plan, advising how often we recommend your gutters should be cleaned to ensure the greatest efficiency.
2. Roof Structure Check
If you have got any roof leaks that you have been ignoring, now is the time to resolve them! The hectic winter weather challenges the best of properties and pretty much always causes some form of damage to a property with any issues. Unfortunately roof leaks are often extremely hard to identify, so in these circumstance, we highly recommend engaging a professional (hint hint Worboys Plumbing). Our team can get out to your property with leak detection devices to identify and resolve your leak in a timely manner.
3. Hot Water Unit Check
I’ve never heard of anyone enjoying a cold shower, but in winter they’re just a no go! In the winter months, hot water units are under increased load due to individuals having hotter and longer showers. If in the months leading up to Winter you are finding that your hot water system seems to be under performing, we’d recommend getting it looked at by a plumbing expert. They will be able to repair any defects or advise if a replacement is required, before the unit bursts and potentially causes costly damage to your property. Not to mention some unhappy residents!
4. Maintenance and Check of Gas Heaters
It’s simply a non-negotiable for heaters to be maintained and checked on a regular basis. Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless, poisonous gas formed by incomplete combustion of carbon and is produced in all types of gas heaters, fireplaces and gas refrigerators. It’s imperative to have any gas heaters at your property tested to ensure they are operating in a safe manner and not producing poisonous carbon monoxide. Here at Worboys, we are unable to perform this type of service, but cannot stress its importance enough.
So there you go; our top 4 plumbing issues to look out for this Winter and every winter! You can rest easy at night if these 4 issues are attended to, knowing your property is fighting form this Winter. If you’d like Worboys to provide a quote or inspection of any of these issues at your property, either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 9326 6258. We’d love to show you the Worboys difference!