If you’re an avid spring cleaner, you’ve probably already started fixing up your garden, began clearing your household of excess clutter and undertaken any DIY jobs you’d been putting off over winter. Another important thing to include in your annual spring clean is routine plumbing maintenance. Spring is a great time to properly inspect problem plumbing areas like clogged drains and pipes to ensure everything is in working order ahead of the busy holiday season.
Declutter your gutter
Gutters, drains and downpipes can often become blocked with debris over winter due to wild weather conditions. It’s a good idea to thoroughly inspect and clear your gutters of any blockages now as part of your spring plumbing maintenance to avoid any leaking or flooding that may occur in the event of heavy spring rain.
Check your garden hose
If you live in an area prone to exceptionally cold weather (such as Melbourne outer suburbs like Dandenong, Berwick, or Frankston), it’s possible your garden hose may have frozen during winter. If this has happened, there may be a crack in the connectors due to expansion. Replace any damaged hose connectors before using your hose to avoid troublesome leaks.
Inspect your dishwasher and washing machine hoses
For many households, the warmer weather spells an increase in home entertaining, which could see you using your dishwasher to clean up more frequently. Check your dishwasher and washing machine hoses for any wear or damage and have them repaired to avoid flooding to your home later down the track.
Repair any blocked drains
Blocked drains are a common plumbing problem and often aren’t discovered until the blockage has become severe. It’s a good idea to routinely check your bathroom and kitchen drains for blockages, or have a professional plumber inspect your drains for you.
JPG Plumbing is your local plumber in Melbourne. Our team have a wealth of experience in detecting and repairing blocked drains and leaks and performing general plumbing maintenance and are always happy to help with your plumbing problems. Ensure your plumbing is in tip-top condition for spring and contact JPG Plumbing on 0400 978 442 to organise an appointment today.