You can feel the warmth on your skin as the hot weather starts to make its presence felt – but have you also noticed some foul odours around your property that you can’t place? With the temperature change, you must take action to have plumbing preparation and checks for the warmer months ahead. There are steps to ensure your plumbing system is functioning efficiently and effectively during the hot months, and free from any drain blockage Manchester that has been building up over the winter and spring months.

At Blocked Drains Northwest, we have compiled some tasks you can undertake to prepare your system for the heatwave.

Checking for Leaks

The first thing you need to check your system for is any apparent leaks or damage to the system. These can be signs of water damage around the house that indicates a leak or crack in your pipes.

If you notice damp patches on your walls, ceilings, or floors, and hear unusual sounds emanating from your pipes or appliances, it indicates signs of a possible leak in your pipes. You may also notice musty smells and mould growth. If you discover a leak, you must address it immediately to prevent significant water damage over time.

Clean Gutters and Downspouts

The warm weather is when outdoor activities require some time in garden maintenance, and your exterior gutters need just as much attention. A collection of leaves, twigs, and branches have potentially built up in your gutters since the Autumn months and helped to form a significant blockage.

A blockage in your gutters can greatly contribute to any water damage to the property interior – as water will overflow when obstructed from its natural pathway. The damage can stretch through your roof, walls, and the property’s foundations if left clogged.

Take time to safely clear your gutters and downspouts of any debris so the water can flow freely away from your home. Even though the sun is out, the Northwest can still present some heavy rainfall that will contribute to strain on your system gutters.

Inspect Any Exterior Taps

You must check that your exterior taps are functioning correctly and ensure no leaks, damage, or wear and tear.

If you find any issues with these taps, you must address them before the summertime kicks into gear, as these taps will be used more often during the hot months. Finally, it is a good idea to schedule a summer drain maintenance check with the team at Blocked Drains Northwest.

Our friendly and professional team will inspect your pipes, drains, and other plumbing fixtures to identify any potential issues before they become a significant problem for your home. Contact Blocked Drains Northwest today for plumbing preparation.