Autumn is officially upon us, bringing with it shorter days and a drop in temperature. It’s not all bad news, we’ll be treated to a gorgeous colour palette as all the deciduous trees turn from green, to yellow, to red. From a plumbing perspective, it’s a great reminder to do some seasonal maintenance. Here are our best tips to safeguard your home this Autumn.
Clean Roof Gutters
It’s important to ensure that your drains are kept clear of debris; this is necessary after a season of Summer storms. If you want to save yourself the hassle, give us a call and we’ll clean them for you. We can make sure they’re intact and can easily perform the necessary repairs right away; helping you ready your home for Autumn.
Service your Hot Water System
A nice, hot shower makes the winter weather almost worth it. If your hot water system is more than 10 years old, it might be time to replace it. If you need a new system installed we can talk you through to find the best system for your home; taking into account your preferred energy supply.
Gas is an excellent way to heat up your home. It’s more affordable than electricity and much more energy efficient. Luckily for you, we are fully qualified for both gas installations and repairs, and can be over in a jiffy to get your gas set up correctly.
During winter, garden hoses are often left outside still attached to the taps; which can damage them badly. Instead, put away your hose to prevent it from freezing and cracking in the cold. It’s unlikely you’ll be hosing down your garden in winter, so give it a longer life and put it in storage.
A roof leak that’s a nuisance in summer can turn in to a real disaster come winter. To avoid damage to your furniture and fittings, ensure you check your roof for any signs of leaking. If you’re having any problems, don’t hesitate to give us a call.