How Your Plumber Can Help Prepare Your Home for a Heatwave
Summer is finally here! Time to bust out the blow-up pool and chuck on your favourite thongs. While you’re watering the garden, filling up drink bottles and letting the kids run through sprinklers, your plumbing is working hard to keep up. The next heatwave could be the last for your pipes, and you could be none the wiser. Here are our professional plumber tips on how best to prepare your home for a heatwave.
Check for Leaks
There is nothing more important than having access to cool, clean water during the summer. We use water every day to drink, bathe and cook – but our use of water increases during a heatwave. All that extra work and stress could cause your pipes to crack, or even burst. An undiscovered leak in your pipes could stop all water from coming into your home, jeopardising the health of you and your family. A plumber can inspect your pipes and taps and make sure everything is running smoothly – so your home can stay hydrated during the hot weather.
Clear Out Your Drains and Downpipes
Winter may be gone – but those fallen leaves and muddy debris sure isn’t. All that mucky mess could be stuck in your pipes, and you wouldn’t know until it was too late! Be prepared for the next heatwave and get your plumber to clear out your pipes. Not only will you be ensuring that your family won’t be short on water, but you will know that your blocked pipe won’t be the cause for any fires. So don’t just clean your pipes for your peace of mind, do it for the environment too. Mother Nature will thank you.
Don’t Forget Your Outdoor Taps!
Heatwaves in Australia mean fire season, so it’s important to make sure your home is protected. Have a survival plan in the event of a fire. Will you stay, or will you leave? If you stay, how exactly will you defend your home? Your outdoor taps and hoses could be your most important tools, and they need to be working properly. Your plumber can ensure that nothing is wrong with your outdoor taps so you can breathe easy knowing that your home is safe.