The Sun And Your Pipes

So we’re coming into the warmer part of the year, here in Melbourne. And it’s looking like the sun is going to be unrelenting! Which, to be honest. Is a good thing for beachgoers. But alas might not be great for your pipes. Your plumbing system, I’m sure, has been put in properly – especially in an area like Elwood. However, no system is perfect and impervious to damage.

The issue with this summer is what will happen to your pipes as the temperature drops ‘after’ summer.

Broken Plumbing Systems

As your underground pipes get warm, and then hot, and then warm and then hot *again*. They begin to weaken. They begin so sweat and expand in the heat. And as Winter rolls around, they recede. The movement is not detectable by the human eye, but none-the-less they are happening. And within 10 years. You’ll end up with a broken pipe, and have to hire a plumber for over $2,000 to come and dig up your backyard to replace these pipes.

Preventing This For Your Home

The number 1 best way to prevent any issues before they happen is to have a plumber come to your home and perform some preventative maintenance. Ensure that the person you hire is certified and educated. You can check that here. You can also contact us if you would like to see our credentials.

It might seem like an inconvenience to have someone look at your plumbing system when there isn’t an immediate issue. But my crew and I all agree – preventative maintenance is the most important aspect of keeping your costs low.

We can detect an issue that might flare up later and cause serious damage to not only your plumbing system but the integrity of your home (we’ve seen it all before)

So feel free to contact us, and we hope you enjoyed this article!

~ The Elwood team