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

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!




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  • Eric
    September 19, 2020, 3:59 am REPLY

    I get incredible information in your blog.

  • Leo Harry
    September 26, 2020, 8:44 am REPLY

    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.

  • Chris Jackson
    November 30, 2020, 3:00 pm REPLY

    The best time to inspect leaks and clear the gutters!

  • plumbing services
    March 26, 2021, 11:50 am REPLY

    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.

  • emergency plumber in glendale
    May 27, 2021, 7:03 am REPLY

    I found your article very interesting. Thanks for sharing the 5 tips for plumbing maintenance it really helps a lot.