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winter plumbing tips

The days are slowly getting shorter, and winter is coming. As the cooler months approach in Perth, it’s essential to prepare your plumbing system for the potential changes in temperature and weather.

Here are some plumbing tips to remember during the cooler months to prevent any issues or damage to your home.

Check for leaks

The cooler months can bring more rain to Perth, increasing the likelihood of leaks in your plumbing system. Check for any leaks in your pipes or faucets and repair them promptly to prevent water damage. A good way of checking for leaks is turning off all the taps in the house, then reading the number on your water meter. Wait for 15 minutes, then check again. If the meter has changed, it may indicate a leak.

Service your hot water system

Your hot water system will likely work harder during the cooler months, so it’s essential to have it serviced before the cold weather sets in. This will help ensure its functioning correctly and efficiently, saving you money on energy bills.

Check your drains

Drains can be a significant issue at any time of the year, particularly in winter and spring when there is lots of rain. Old pipework can allow tree roots to enter your drains and cause them to block up! If you notice water starting to drain away slower than usual or hear a gurgling sound when water is flushed down the drains – it could indicate a problem somewhere in the pipe. Get in touch with JSC Plumbing Services, as we can clear your drains and provide practical, permanent solutions to ensure blocked drains are not an ongoing problem.

Clear your gutters

With more wind and rain likely in the cooler months, clearing any debris from your gutters is vital to prevent them from becoming blocked and causing water damage.

Know the location of your main water valve

In a plumbing emergency, it’s critical to know where your main water valve is so you can shut off the water supply quickly and prevent further damage.

Following these plumbing tips can help prevent any issues or damage to your plumbing system during the cooler months in Perth. If you’re unsure about any of these steps or have concerns about your residential plumbing system, contacting JSC Plumbing Services is always best to ensure your home is ready for the colder weather.

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The team at JCS Plumbing Services in Perth is available 24/7, so you can get the help you need when you need it most.

For more information, contact a friendly JCS Plumbing team member here, or call us at +61 422 383 364.

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