When the temperature cools and the winter sets in, looking after your plumbing system is essential if you want to avoid any unwanted wear, tear, or leaks.
We’re fortunate that in Queensland, even the coldest of winter months are generally bearable—but fleeting periods of frost, temperature changes, and rain can cause plumbing issues.
So, to safeguard your property when the weather gets cooler, here are a few pointers on how to prepare your plumbing for winter.
Prepping your plumbing system for winter
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When you’re getting your Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, or Greater South East plumbing system winter-ready, there are four key areas to focus on—and here they are:
Gutters, downpipes, and drainage systems
Before the temperature cools and the rain starts pouring down, it’s important that you test your home’s gutters, downpipes, and drainage systems.
Gutters or downpipes that are clogged with leaves, dirt, or debris will quickly overflow; causing leakage and damage.
So, check every single drainage pipe with a keen eye to make sure that it’s clean and clear before the rain comes.
The hot water system
As ambient temperatures begin to drop, your hot water system can become overloaded and start to fail (cold shower, anyone?).
When your hot water system is under increased pressure, you do run the risk of poor performance or worse—complete shutdown.
That said, checking your hot water system before the winter sets in are critical. Don’t worry, we can help!
When it comes to winter plumbing, not many people consider their roofs. But, when the weather is cooler, roof leakages can cause devastating damage to your home.
Checking your roof structure and pipes for any potential leaks or breaches is essential to keeping a warm, dry, and happy home during winter. If you do discover any issues, you will be able to nip them in the bud before winter sets in and avoid any potential disasters.
For maximum warmth, comfort, and safety during the winter months—having your gas heating system checked and maintained is advisable.
Not only will doing so ensure that your home’s plumbing system is reliable during the cooler months, but it will also prevent any carbon monoxide leakages.
Your quickfire winter plumbing checklist
Now that you know what to check to get your plumbing system winter ready, we’ll leave you with a quickfire checklist to help you with your efforts:
- I have checked the roof structure for any leaks or breaches.
- I have cleared and cleaned my gutters and downpipes.
- I have had my hot water system checked and serviced.
- I have had my gas heating system checked and serviced.
- I have put my garden hoses away somewhere warm and dry.
If you’re looking for first-class plumbing service in Maroochydore, the Sunshine Coast, or Greater South East Queensland; we’ve got you covered. Our innovative approach to plumbing and exceptional track record has been the key to our success over the years.