Summer Plumbing, Had me a Burst… A Melbourne Summer Plumbing Guide
Ah, summer is bliss in Melbourne! Genuine sunshine (the kind that a Melbourne Spring and Autumn promises, but doesn’t quite deliver), BBQs, and lazy afternoons in the backyard. As the temperatures rise, so do the chances of encountering some unexpected plumbing issues. In this guide, we’ll explore five essential summer plumbing tips to keep your season cool, stress-free, and leak-free.
Cool Sips and Icy Dips: Fridge Plumbing Installation for Icemaker Fridges
As the mercury climbs, the desire for a cold beer or icey G&T grows stronger. If you’ve upgraded to an icemaker fridge, you’ll need to ensure it’s properly installed with a dedicated fridge point/water line. This not only ensures a steady supply of ice but also prevents leaks and potential water damage. Fridge plumbing installation must always be completed by licensed plumbers, and pricing can be dependent on whether your property is single storey, double storey and the location of the fridge. Book your fridge plumbing installation now before the Christmas rush to stay cool with your favourite chilled drinks all summer long.
Grill and Chill: Plumb in your barbeque so you’ll never need to change your gas bottle again
What’s summer without a BBQ? Upgrade your outdoor cooking experience with a plumbed-in gas BBQ. No more lugging around heavy gas bottles or running out of gas halfway through the searing of the tomahawk. Our licensed and insured plumbers can install up a dedicated gas line, ensuring a seamless and safe grilling season without the need to race to Shell Coles Express Sanctuary Lakes for a spare bottle.
Oasis in Your Backyard: Adding Additional Hose Taps
Transform your backyard into a summer oasis with lush greenery and vibrant native flowers from All Green Nursery and Garden. Make watering that lawn with your sprinklers a breeze by adding additional hose taps strategically placed for easy access (like power points, there can never be too many hose connections!). Our plumbers can assess your outdoor space and install taps where you need them most, ensuring your garden stays hydrated throughout the sunny season and your lawn looks better than your neighbours.
Before You Jet Off: Check Your Flexi Hoses
Planning a Christmas getaway? Before you lock the door and head to your summer destination, take a moment to check your flexi hoses. These little heroes connect your appliances to your plumbing system, but over time, they can wear out. I’ve written about the hidden dangers of these babies previously here and explain in detail why they tend to burst and cause water damage when you are away on holiday. Our team can inspect and replace worn-out flexi hoses, preventing potential leaks and water damage while you’re away. It is recommended flexi hoses are replaced every 5 years.
Stay Cool, Breathe Easy: Service your Air Conditioners
Don’t let the heatwave catch you off guard; it’s not uncommon for Melbourne to shock us with some scorching 40 days in a row. Schedule a summer check-up for your air conditioning system. While our skilled technicians don’t service air cons, our friends at Supercool Heating and Cooling are also local Point Cook plumbers and will ensure your unit is running efficiently, keeping your home cool and energy bills in check. Stay comfortable and beat the heat with a well-maintained air conditioning system.
Contact McCarthy Plumbing Group for all your summer plumbing needs on 03 9931 0905, and let’s make this season a burst of joy, not a burst pipe.