Autumn is finally here which means the weather is going to change. It’s going to become colder and wet and with these seasonal changes your home plumbing might need to be looked over. Getting a plumber to look at your house before the weather changes is a great idea to make sure everything is in good shape. It’s important your pipes, faucets and gutters are in the best shape so they don’t cause you any issues over the upcoming months. You can prevent many plumbing issues from occurring by checking on the maintenance of your house. If you want to have a quick check up on a few things before the colder days begin, here are some helpful tips to get you started. 1. Make sure to check your hot water system. You definitely don’t want to get caught out if your hot water isn’t working. Make sure that your hot water has no leaks on the valves and pipes. Having your hot water system checked regularly can extend its lifespan and ensure that your system doesn’t break when you need it the most. 2. In your kitchen, bathroom, laundry and washing areas make sure you check for any leaking fixtures and pipes. Checking your outside taps is also a good idea as this can easily be missed. Outside taps can easily leak without notice and dripping taps can also waste valuable water. 3. Disconnecting outdoor hoses is a good idea to ensure your taps don’t get frozen. A garden hose might have water left in it, and leaving them outside during the colder days could freeze them and expand you hose which means 5. your pipes are more prone to leak and burst. Better to remove this. 4. Another thing to consider is making sure that your gas heater is working properly. Aside from your hot water system, heating is another essential appliance that you need to be working all the time. Make sure you have them serviced before the weather changes. They need to be checked if it has been more than 2 years. A looked after gas heater will keep your home warm and comfortable during the upcoming colder months. Checking and clearing your storm water drainage system is also something to keep an eye on. Making sure your roof is clear of leaves and debris is helpful in preventing it clogging up your gutters and your downpipes. If your property has plenty of trees, it’s important to keep an eye on this and the leaves can easily fall into gaps and clog them. A clogged gutter can result in a leaking roof and also water damage inside your home. Know the benefits of installing a gutter guard here. Be mindful also of clearing the storm water and sewer drains as you don’t want water flooding over your yard. With more and more rain upcoming being prepared and sorting out potential draining issues early may save you plenty of trouble. If you want to book work or get plumbing, gas fitting or drain laying work done please contact your local Master Plumber today.