5 Plumbing Tips to Keep in Mind This Summer

It's almost hard to believe that a lot of Gold Coast families have an increase of almost 50% in their water usage throughout Summer! The drastic increase is usage comes in the dryer months has a direct correlation to a larger water bill and that's where we as your most reliable Gold Coast Plumbers come in and want to help you work around it with these handy tips...

INSPECT YOUR HOSES

Washing machine hoses are bound to cop a hammering heaviest in the Summer months...For whatever reason most people seem to just simply use more water with their laundry during this season, so it's worth inspecting them to prevent damage and possible leaks before Summer sets in.

USE MORE EFFICIENT APPLIANCES

Washing machine hoses are bound to cop a hammering heaviest in the Summer months...For whatever reason most people seem to just simply use more water with their laundry during this season, so it's worth inspecting them to prevent damage and possible leaks before Summer sets in.

TURN OFF SOME APPLIANCES

If you plan to go away this Summer, remember that your water heater does not have to remain on while you're away! Turning the heater off will save energy, and some $$ on your monthly bills. Remember, most water heaters should be able to last you between 8 and 10 years! If you want yours to last as long as that, you'll need to get it cleaned/repaired at least once a year...Going away on holiday is a good time to do this.

AVOID BLOCKAGES

Your pipes and sinks will block from time to time, that's just the way it is unfortunately. However throughout the Summer months there tends to be an increase of sinks and pipes getting blocked -which we put down to an increase in BBQ frequency hehe There are a few measures to prevent these blockages; such as avoiding stringy food falling down the sink such as spaghetti or noodles. Also keep an eye out for oily or fatty foods - as they tend to clog small pipes as they build up too.

BE RESPONSIBLE WITH WATERING THE LAWN

The best time to water the lawn in the summer is the morning or at night. When you water during the day, most of the moisture will be lost to evaporation. For the best results, you can ask the companies which offer plumbing services to automate your sprinklers accordingly. Another thing that you need to check is the presence of shrubs and trees near your lawn. The moisture will pull the tree roots toward your lawn. If you have installed pipes around your house, they may be damaged by the roots.

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First time i called shark plumber i was impressed that council tried to blame me for a leak and sharks proved not my leak so i assumed they were good honest people until I called them a second time to install a toilet and laundry sink that cost 450 dollars but the job was so bad brad had to come out and fix it, brad could not fix the smashed laundry part that never got replaced or returned and now three weeks later only me in the home and toilet is blocked. I rang Friday and today is Tuesday lets see if i get a call today to fix the knew blocked toilet?

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