It’s been a long, wet winter in Wellington and I think we’re all holding our breaths that the bulk of the rain has past. After all that wet weather, it’s a good idea to resign the next nice day to doing a check-up around the house. Finding and fixing small leaks or blockages now can save you a lot of money in the future.
Here are some things this Wellington plumber would like you to keep in mind while you give your house a spring once-over.
Look for Leaks and Dampness
All that winter rain can cause leaks, so spring is a good opportunity to search your house, both inside and out, for signs of dampness, mould and leaks. If your water bill seems unusually high, there’s a good chance that there’s a hidden leak.
Check Your Gutters
After the winter we’ve had, muck can accumulate and cause blockages in your gutters. Walk around the perimeter of your house and see if there’s any spot where water is overflowing.
If you need assistance clearing your gutters, your Wellington plumbing expert can help.
Don’t Forget Down Pipes
Remember to check down pipes for hidden blockages as well. Spray water from your hose into the down pipes – if they start to overflow, you’ve got a blockage.
Safety is of utmost importance when you are doing any work around the house. While doing your spring inspection, always exercise caution: inspect ladders, get a spotter if you’re climbing up, wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and make use of protective eye wear and gloves when needed.
Know When to Call in the Expert
Your local Wellington plumbers at Jason Brown Plumbing are here to help. If there’s a blocked gutter or you notice any damage or leaks, give us a call. Getting a plumber to get on top of things now will save you a headache later on.