4 Plumbing Checks To Prepare For An Australian Summer 

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Summer is a busy social season when our homes receive more visitors. This means more toilet usage, showers, and dishes, making it the busiest time for our plumbing system. Before the summer temperatures soar, it’s the perfect time to prioritise routine plumbing checkups. As the trusted Gold Coast plumbing specialists, QLD Coastal Plumbing is here for your plumbing needs. We’ve created an essential checklist to ensure your plumbing stays stress-free and you can enjoy your summer to the fullest. 

  1. Inspect your plumbing fixtures  

Let’s kick off your summer plumbing checklist by inspecting all the plumbing fixtures for leaks, rust, and damage, both indoors and outdoors. A thorough investigation is crucial in identifying water leaks that could compromise your plumbing. We recommend conducting early inspections to reduce water wastage and prevent damage to your home. Examining indoors for leaks involves checking faucets, showerheads, sink pipes, baths, toilets, and hot water units. The outdoor inspection involves examining faucets, sprinklers, and hoses that could become damaged over the winter and spring.  

  1. Inspect your drains 

Summer is the ideal season to make the most of friends and family gatherings. All the extra food consumed during the festivities can exert considerable pressure on your drains. Food scraps, oil, fat, and sauces are factors that cause clogs in kitchen drains and block pipes. However, it’s not just the food that’s stressing your drains and pipes. Summer breezes bring leaves and branches that could potentially team up, causing significant blockages. If a summer storm hits, this may result in a flooded backyard. 

A little effort now can save you from a lot of trouble later. Take the time to clear your drains and gutters or consider contacting our expert Gold Coast Plumbers. This ensures that your drains remain clear, preparing your property to handle whatever the season brings. 

  1. Check the hot water system  

Most of us aren’t chasing a hot, steamy shower during the blazing summer days in Australia. With your hot water demand reduced, you can consider adjusting the temperature of your hot water system for the season. Lowering it to save energy and be cost-effective on your monthly electricity bill. However, you must maintain a temperature above 60ºC to prevent bacterial growth and health risks.  

Summer might give your hot water system a breather, and it is the ideal season to conduct a hot water system inspection after a high-demand season. Those long, hot showers during winter may have left sediment and debris accumulating, affecting its efficiency. 

Contact a Gold Coast plumber, such as QLD Coastal Plumbing, if you are unsure about adjusting your hot water system or want to schedule a professional hot water maintenance. 

  1. Call Gold Coast plumbing experts for a full-home plumbing inspection 

The most efficient way to guarantee you peace of mind and ensure your home’s optimal condition is to contact our expert Gold Coast Plumber for a comprehensive inspection. We recommend booking a professional plumbing service at least once a year to ensure your plumbing system runs smoothly and avoid potential issues before they become significant problems. 

So, is your plumbing system summer-ready? If not, QLD Coastal Plumbing can handle your summer plumbing checklist. Don’t risk the quick fix! Contact our Gold Coast plumbers at Qld Coastal Plumbing, 1800 367 727