The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has announced that Australia is now in an El Nino weather pattern, increasing the risk that this summer will be hotter than average with a bigger risk of bushfires.
This guide will explore vital tips to keep your electrical and plumbing systems running smoothly during the long summer months.
Get your home ready for summer by installing a split system air conditioner or ducted air conditioning system to keep you and your family cool and comfortable. If you have an existing system, keep an eye out for common AC issues that may indicate that your air conditioning system is not performing as it should, such as leaks, clogged filters or strange odours.
Ceiling fans are a great option to keep you cool and circulate air on hot summer days. You can also maximise the efficiency of your air conditioning by using ceiling fans. They help circulate the cool air and reduce the strain on your AC system.
Summer often brings thunderstorms, which can threaten your electronic devices and appliances. Invest in surge protectors to safeguard your valuable electronics. They help prevent damage caused by power surges during lightning storms, ensuring your devices remain functional and protected.
The warmer, clear weather conditions of summer provide a great excuse to take advantage of the great outdoors. Enhance your outdoor spaces with attractive lighting. These lights create a vibrant ambience and there is a wide variety of solutions available to meet your needs. We can advise on a wide variety of lighting solutions to illuminate your gardens, decks, and pool areas.
Summer is a time when your electrical system is really under pressure. Upgrading your power board can help to ensure that the appliances in your home can cope with higher current flows.
Inspect your plumbing system for any signs of leaks, especially after winter. Leaking pipes can waste water and potentially damage your property. Promptly fix any leaks to conserve water and prevent further problems.
Thirsty trees will go searching for water during hot weather as tree roots invade cracked clay pipes. Keep an eye out for signs that you might be dealing with a serious blockage. Pipe relining provides the perfect, long-lasting solution to revitalise cracked and blocked pipes.
Checking your flexi hoses for damage is important all year-round. Check the flexible hoses under your sinks for signs of wear, leaks, or kinks. Replace them if needed to avoid potential water damage. A small investment in new flexi hoses can save you from major plumbing disasters and costly repairs.
Regularly inspect your household plumbing, including toilets, sinks, showers, and washing machines. Look for any signs of clogs, leaks, or unusual noises. Early detection and addressing of issues can prevent costly repairs down the line.
If you plan to enjoy barbecues during summer, consider installing a natural gas BBQ. It’s a cost-effective and convenient option. A licensed professional is required to carry out the installation to ensure safety and compliance with regulations.
Bushfire protection is also a must during the summer months. Ember attacks can strike even if your home is far from a direct fire front. Installing gutter guards will ensure that leave litter is kept to a minimum, protecting your home and family.
Bushfire roof sprinkler systems can protect your home against embers and bushfires. Curran Plumbing and electrical can install a sprinkler system that has been specifically design for Australian homes.
Thinking ahead will help you get through summer stress-free. Stay proactive, address issues promptly, and embrace the sunny days worry-free, knowing your home is cool and in excellent condition.
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