Preparing Your Home’s Plumbing for the Holidays: A Wild Water Plumbing Guide

by | Oct 31, 2023

As the festive December season dawns upon us, many eagerly anticipate holidays filled with joy and relaxation. At Wild Water Plumbing, we understand that the last thing you want during this season is a plumbing nightmare. That’s why we’re here with some essential tips to prepare your home’s plumbing before you head off for your well-deserved break.

Spotting and Addressing Leaks

Before setting off, inspecting your home for any signs of leaks is crucial. Check around taps, appliances like washing machines and dishwashers, and in bathrooms and near your water heater. Any moisture, mould or swelling is a telltale sign of leaking. Don’t forget to examine your outdoor irrigation systems and pipes for any unusual wet patches or overly green areas on your lawn. Spotting and fixing these leaks can save you from significant water damage later.

Drains and Gutters: Your First Line of Defense

Severe weather, especially in Australian summer, can lead to costly water damage. Ensure your outdoor drains and gutters are clear of leaves and debris. Clogged gutters can cause water to accumulate, potentially leading to moisture intruding into your home.

The Crucial Step: Turning Off the Water

To further safeguard your home, turn off the main water supply on the day you leave. This simple step can prevent unforeseen leaks or bursts, sparing you from the shock of extensive water damage and a hefty water bill upon your return.

The Often-Overlooked Culprit: Flexi-Hoses

A special note must be made about flexi-hoses. These are commonly used in modern plumbing systems for their flexibility and ease of installation. However, they are also prone to bursting, particularly when under pressure for extended periods – like when you’re away, and the taps aren’t being used. This can lead to a significant build-up of pressure within the hose, increasing the risk of a burst and subsequent flooding. To prevent this, consider having a professional from Wild Water Plumbing inspect and replace any old or worn flexi-hoses before you leave.

Peace of Mind with Professional Assistance

At Wild Water Plumbing, we’re committed to ensuring your holiday is as stress-free as possible. Allow us to conduct a thorough inspection and maintenance of your home’s plumbing system. This includes checking for any potential issues and replacing risky components like old flexi-hoses.

Ready for the Holidays?

Remember, the best way to enjoy your holidays is by leaving your home safe and secure. For any plumbing concerns, from leak detection to flexi-hose replacements, contact Wild Water Plumbing. We proudly serve the North Shore, North Sydney, and Northern Beaches areas, ensuring that your home’s plumbing is in perfect condition for your peaceful holiday getaway. Call us today, and let’s secure your home for the holidays!