As the colder weather is settling in, hours of daylight are decreasing and as each day goes by, it’s getting harder to get out of bed. Knock knock, who’s there . . . Winter!
The gloomy winter months have people dreaming of the good old summer days or even escaping to the glorious European summer (I seriously wish). But nonetheless, no matter if in Europe or at home, your properties plumbing needs to be in prime, fighting condition to properly function throughout the Winter months.
Check out our Winter Plumbing Checklist below:
1. Ensure Gutter and Downpipes are Clean
When gutters and downpipe are clear and functioning, water is able to efficiently escape the property, preventing any kind of damage being done. Overflowing gutters can cause roof leaks and damage to the structure of the gutters and downpipes, affecting their functionality and efficiency. You can perform this task using the Bunnings guide here, or contact us to book in a quote for you. When we are there, we can also devise a maintenance plan, advising how often we believe the gutters should be cleaned to ensure greatest efficiency.
2. Roof Check
If you have got any lingering roof leaks that you just haven’t got around to yet, now is the time to get to them! Those hectic winter storms challenge the best of properties and pretty much always cause some form of damage to a property with any issues. Unfortunately roof leaks are extremely hard for the average person to identify, so in these circumstance, we highly recommend engaging a professional (wink wink Gallant Plumbing). Our team can get out to your property with leak detection devices to hopefully resolve your leak in a timely manner and provide
3. Hot Water System Check
Cold showers at any time aren’t pleasant, but in winter they’re just a no go! In the winter months, hot water systems are under increased load due to the colder weather. 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 necessary, before it bursts and potentially causes much worse damage to the property. Not to mention some unhappy residents!
4. Maintenance and Check of Gas Heaters
It’s important for heaters to be maintained and checked over 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; pretty much any gas related appliances. We recommend having any gas heaters at your property tested to ensure they are operating in a safe manner and not producing poisonous carbon monoxide. Here at Gallant, we are unable to perform this type of service but still believe it is a very important point on your winter checklist.
So there you have it; our top 4 plumbing issues to look out for this Winter and every winter! If these 4 issues are attended to, your property will be in the best condition to fight all that winter throws at it! If you’d like Gallant to provide a quote or inspection of any of these issues at your property, either email us at email@example.com or call us on 1300 830 956. We’d love to show you how we’re different!