The nip in the air and the changing colours of nature prompt you to take out your woollies to get ready for autumn and winter. While you are making sure your wardrobe is fall-ready, don’t forget about your house. Inside your home, it’s important to follow some steps to keep cosy and warm. It’s that time of year when you should be on top of the plumbing maintenance to save yourself from bigger problems in the colder days to come.
Here are some handy tips and jobs you should accomplish to make your home autumn-ready.
Clear out Roof Gutters
Blocked drains and gutters can lead to a number of unwanted situations, like water damage to ceilings and walls to a leaky roof. Clear out the leftover debris of leaves and mud from summer storms. If you don’t have the time or want to save yourself the hassle of climbing up ladders, give us a call and we will get it done in a jiffy. While we are there we can check to see if the gutters are intact and will be able to do any repairs required as well.
Gas is a more cost-effective and affordable way to heat up your home. It is energy-efficient as well and you want to consider switching to gas for your heating requirements. Fortunately, we are fully qualified for gas installations and repairs, so give us a call to ensure your gas installation is done correctly and efficiently.
Check on the Hot Water System
A hot water shower is one of the things you look forward to after a long winter day. But your water heater can get overworked over time. This leads to the build-up of sediment and scale which reduces efficiency and can lead to other problems as well. This is the time to clean it out to make your home ready for the cold winter months. If your water heater is more than 10 or 12 years old then it could be time to replace it. In either case, cleaning or the installation of a new hot water system we will guide you through the process and help you to choose the best energy-efficient system.
Since you will not be hosing down the garden in winter, it is best to detach them from the taps and store them away. This will prevent them from freezing and cracking due to the cold. Extend the life of your garden hoses by putting them away in storage.
Minor roof leaks in summer can turn into major problems in winter. Water damage to your fittings and furniture can be avoided by checking the roof for signs of leakage. If there are any issues, give us a call and we will be able to fix all the problems.
Making a to-do list keeping these important tips in mind will ensure you have a good winter.
For any plumbing or electrical assistance give us a call on (02) 4229 8898 and we’ll be at your service.