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5 Plumbing Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Home for The Summer!

Plumbing maintenance tips can come in handy during summer, when water usage is at its peak! Think of all the extra cooking and cleaning to entertain the guests, frequent showers, more laundry, watering the garden, kids water play and the list goes on!

With summer just around the corner, there is no better time than now to prepare your home with our plumbing maintenance tips to save plenty of money in repair bills, and some serious headache down the track.  Particularly with the older sewer and pipe network we have in the Essendon, Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds and Kensington area.

1.Get Your Drains, Gutters and Downpipes Cleaned

The season of falling leaves and lashing storms might be gone, but not without leaving loads of debris in your gutters, drains and downpipes! Before summer kicks off, make sure you get the mess cleaned by professional plumbers in Melbourne.Not doing so can result in serious blockages in your plumbing, causing potential damage to your property, resulting in costly repair work.

2.Book for Sewer Line Inspection

One of the leading plumbing maintenance tips we give to our clients as summer approaches is to get sewer line inspection to prevent potential backups! Particularly if you’ve previously had problems with blocked pipes

With the ground and the overall temperatures relatively warm, tree roots tend to grow faster than ever! Even if you have a minor fracture in your sewer pipe line, outgrown roots will find a way to get inside and cause havoc with your sewer system.

3.Check for Possible Gas Leaks

As the weather warms up in Melbourne, gas leaks become a common plumbing issue.  Especially with outdoor BBQ’s and so much activity happening in our kitchens.

While an amateur sniff test is usually enough to alarm you of a big leak, sometimes smaller gas leaks can go undetected and cause potential health hazards. If you suspect a leak, apply a small amount of dish detergent; if bubbles form, you have a leak! Get it fixed right away!

4.Make Sure Your Sprinkler Are Not Leaking

Your use of sprinklers increases during summer, whether it’s to keep the grass hydrated or to have some outdoor fun with the kids. Frequent use of water sprinklers make them prone to leaks and bursts resulting in corrosion and water wastage. Make sure you have your sprinkler ready for the summer by getting it inspected and repaired if needed.

5.Check Your Appliances for Optimal Performance

Laundry goes up in summer, as we change our clothes more frequently. In the kitchen, more cooking means more food getting tossed down the disposal, more grease and scum build up and more need for maintenance.

Before summer starts, check all your appliances including your washing machines, dishwasher and related fixtures, for possible leaks and their overall condition to ensure optimal performance.



Summer season is fun time. But as it approaches, make sure to get your household ready with these great plumbing maintenance tips,

Whether you will be staying at home or planning for a summer get away, if you are looking for a professional plumber to help you prepare your home for the summer, you have come to the right place!

With 25 years of experience in servicing residential and commercial clients in the north west of Melbourne, PAD is a plumbing company in Melbourne that can be relied upon.  We specialise in general plumbing maintenance and repair, blocked drains and sewers, hot water repairs and replacement and 24/7 emergency plumbing!

We have the following Melbourne suburbs covered- Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Strathmore, Niddrie, Airport West, Ascot Vale, Kensington, East Keilor, Pascoe Vale, Maribyrnong, Coburg, Brunswick, Oak Park, Footscray, Keilor, Carlton, Glenroy, Broadmeadows, Taylors Lakes.

Call us now at 1800 435 743 for an obligation free quote!

19 thoughts on “5 Plumbing Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Home for The Summer!”

  1. Hello this is Leo Harry. What is hydrostatic testing on a foundation? It’s a common plumbing or drainage test performed used to determine if there are leaks in a structure’s drainage system.

  2. The plumbing system is one of the most important systems in your home. The plumbing system in your home has a variety of elements such as your sewer system and your water heater. It’s important to keep the plumbing system in your home properly maintained in order to ensure that it’s running efficiently. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tips. I learned a lot today. I am excited to read more posts from you about Plumbing.

  3. Just last Sunday night, my mother called me up and told me about how she noticed her toilet was clogged. Ever since, she has been thinking of hiring plumbing maintenance services. I wanted to help her with some research and that’s where I came across your fantastic post. I am very impressed with where you mentioned that even if you have a minor fracture in your sewer pipe line, outgrown roots will find a way to get inside and cause havoc with your sewer system. This is an important point you raised here, one I’m sure those like my mother will be glad to keep in mind. Thanks for this! I’ll be sure to share this with my mother in a bit!

  4. I must say, this is an ever green article what will absolutely provide quality information to all the readers out there. Plumbing maintenance is one those important thing to do if you are also planning to do a renovation, and I can’t thank PAD Plumbing team enough for sharing this post. All the best!

  5. A homeowner who has a clogged toilet that is overflowing into their bathroom floor is unlikely to read your blog post. Your blog post about emergency plumbing solutions, on the other hand, wasn’t written for right-now emergencies. Plumbing blog topics do not always have to be written with the user in mind at the time. The majority of major plumbing problems begin small. Perhaps your reader is aware of a problem that has to be addressed, but they are unable to do it at this time. Perhaps they simply don’t have the time or finances.

  6. Thanks for sharing such amazing and interesting tips. These tips are really great and helpful for me in making my profession more successful. Keep up sharing such kind of great things which is helpful for opthers.

  7. Hi blogger! I have read your blog you provided very great information and was interesting. We should remember these 5 plumbing maintenance tips for making repairs. We should timely book for Sewer Line Inspection so that it could not affect in future. we should also get our drains, gutters, and downpipes cleaned before getting summer started. James Devitt Plumbing will be the best option for getting an inspection at your home. They are expert plumbers in Edwardstown one of my told me about them.

  8. Plumbing issues can sometimes be tricky and potentially hazardous, but your post emphasizes the importance of safety precautions while attempting repairs.

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