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How to Prepare Your Plumbing System for the Australian Summer

01 December 2022

It’s probably time to start preparing your property’s plumbing system for the summer as Spring eases us into Australia’s heat. Without adequate planning, the hotter months may wreak havoc on plumbing systems and cause damage. You’re in luck because we’ve come up with three things you can do on the weekend to avoid having to pay a hefty plumbing bill around the holidays.

De-clutter Your Gutters

When you invite family and friends over for the all-too-common Aussie summer BBQ, a build-up of leaves, branches, and other rubbish in your gutters might be a bit of an eyesore. In addition, all that trash will block your gutters, which will reduce the amount of water you can collect during the dry months. In the summer, water catchment is crucial for the entire neighbourhood as well as individual households. Additionally, any overflow from blocked gutters may result in unforeseen damage to your house and urgent repairs, which will take a financial toll. Get up there (safely, of course!) and clean your gutters as soon as possible.

Schedule a Plumbing Inspection 

You must ensure that your plumbing system can handle the increase in the number of baths and showers people take during the summer to stay cool. Asking a plumber to evaluate your plumbing is a fantastic method to find any potential problems, such as a fractured pipe or clogged drain before they result in costly damage to your home. It is simple and takes no longer than five minutes to schedule a professional over the phone. It is nothing compared to the time and money you could save by detecting a problem early.

Why not give L&C Harding Plumbing a call if you live in Melbourne? We’re available to take your call 24 hours a day, and we’d be pleased to schedule a visit to check the plumbing on your home. Call 1800 426 664, and we’ll be there immediately.

Dial Down Your Water Heating System

Nobody wants to take a hot shower in the middle of summer because of its unexpected, scorching heat. In fact, due to the blazing Australian heat, most household members will start showering much more frequently to try to cool off before bed or after spending time in the sun. So why not make the most of the fact that fewer people are likely to require hot water in your home?

Try lowering your hot water system’s hot water temperature. When it comes to bills, this can help you save a lot of money; if it doesn’t work, you can always crank it back up. While you can lower the temperature of your hot water system, it’s vital to remember that doing so could have serious health repercussions. You can always call a nearby plumber for assistance if you’re confused about how to proceed or have even the least question about your abilities to complete the task. They might not even have to be there in these circumstances; they could simply give you advice over the phone.

The team at L&C Harding Plumbing is always eager to assist Melbourne metro area residents who own homes and properties in ensuring their plumbing systems are secure, safe and ready for the Australian summer. So contact us today if you need an inspection or plumbing help.