Winter is coming.
While eager viewers will have to continue waiting until 2019 to return to Westeros, in the real world, the Aussie winter is fast-approaching.
And while our winter isn’t as cold and harsh as those in the Northern Hemisphere, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be preparing for it.
When it comes to wintertime prep, one of the most important things is your plumbing system. Today, H2-Pro will be walking you through the essential plumbing preparation you should do as the temperature starts dropping!
Fix plumbing leaks… now!
Damaging and costly – these are the consequences you might face if you leave any plumbing leaks unattended.
Given the colder temperatures, this is the last time you’d want to deal with a leak. Not only is it wasteful, but in some cases, a leak can be the precursor to a burst pipe!
If you sense that there’s a leak somewhere in your home (be it indoors or outdoors), now is the best time to fix it. Don’t wait until winter or for major damage comes knocking at your door.
If you suspect a leak, call H2-Pro’s Rosanna plumber now on (03) 9844 1444.
Clean your water heater… before the cold sets in
Here’s a nightmare scenario: what if you woke up one chilly winter morning only to discover that you had no hot water?
Imagine having to skip even just one day without a hot morning shower, steamy bath or warm water to wash your face – it makes us shiver just thinking about it!
Don’t freeze in the bathroom. The next few weeks are the last opportunity you might have to have you water heater inspected and repaired before winter comes knocking!
Just like any other fixture in your home, your hot water system isn’t invincible. With enough time and usage, your water heater will reach the end of its lifespan. Some causes might include:
- Older tank systems clogging up with sediment
- Water heaters reaching the end of their lifespan
- Valves and pipes springing leaks
- Old tanks corroding over time
- Rust in your water heater, leading to distinctive brown-coloured water
- General wear-and-tear
These are just some of the problems that might befall your hot water system. If you’re planning on using a lot of hot water this winter, have a plumber in Rosanna come in to inspect, repair, and potentially replace your hot water system.
Is a new hot water system on the cards?
In some cases, your old water heater might be so far gone that it’d actually be more efficient to get a new one installed.
New gas-powered water heaters are far more energy-efficient than their older, electric counterparts. If your power bill is getting uncomfortably high, a new water heater might be on the cards.
Whether you need a new system or an old one looked at, yo don’t want your hot water to give out on you – especially not during winter. Get your hot water system inspected today!
Prepare for winter by fixing up roof leaks
With winter comes rain. As the season changes from autumn to winter, expect the weather to take a turn for the worse.
If you suspect a roof leak anywhere in your home, get it checked out as soon as possible. Roof leaks don’t just let in rainwater – they also provide draughts of cold air a way into your home.
This kind of problem is an annoyance in other seasons – come winter however, and it can positively ruin your day!
If a roof leaf is left unattended, this could signal major structural or property damage to your home. When you find yourself dealing with this situation, H2-Pro Plumbing as an emergency plumbing service that can assist you 365 days a year!
Think about roof plumbing – clean your gutters out!
While we’re on the topic of rain, be sure to take a look at your:
- Stormwater drains
These fixtures are essential parts of your roof plumbing and are responsible for getting rainwater off your roof.
Overloaded or blocked gutters can lead to overflows and water damage – they can even pull away from your house, damaging your roof in the process!
Prepping for the winter? Let a plumber in Rosanna take care of all your plumbing needs today!
While the Australian winter is positively mild by world standards, we still need to prepare for it! And when it comes to preparation, you can’t neglect your plumbing system.
To make sure that your plumbing system is ready for winter, you’ll need the help of a local plumber – and that’s where we come in. Let H2-Pro’s team of highly qualified plumbers in Rosanna take care of you!
If you are in need of a professional plumbing service, feel free to give us a call today on (03) 9844 1444, or leave us a message here and we’ll get back to you!