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Yearly Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

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Whatever the time of year, it’s always good to get in the habit of looking ahead and planning for your home’s maintenance. You may want to do this as part of a spring clean ahead of the warmer months or before the cold winter hits.

Each season brings different needs, and a handy checklist is always helpful to stay on track and avoid surprises. Therefore we’ve created a checklist you can follow and some tips to make sure your entire year flows smoothly.


Summer is the perfect time to get your home inspected for leaks, blockages, and other issues that might cause your pipes to clog or your drains to back up.

The warm weather is a good time for renovation work, plus an easier time to clean dried-up leaves and debris from your drain. It’s worth planning and using this time to fix any bigger issues you might find during inspections and to tick some things off your to-do list.


Autumn can be a critical time for pipes due to falling leaves and other debris that accumulates in gutters and drains. It’s important to get them cleaned and prepared for the cold, harsh conditions of winter. For some tips on doing this, check out our article on cleaning gutters and downpipes.

It is also the right time to make sure all your heating systems are working correctly. Get the gas pipes and water heater inspected and ready to go for the winter cold. After all, who wants a cold shower in winter!


As winter takes a toll on your house and its plumbing, it would be good to make sure your septic tank is working correctly. It’s also worthwhile to make sure your pipes are flowing well and that you don’t have any blocked drains before the rain sets. 

Prepare your plans for Spring cleaning and maintenance so you can make the most out of this season.


After a cold winter, it’s refreshing to say hello to the warmer days of Spring. As the well-known period for a “Spring Clean,” this season is perfect for getting everything clean and handling any items that may need renovations. Check your water heater is in working order after winter’s overload of work. Also, check pipes and other water appliances for leaks and maintenance required.

Spring is a great time to take care of any outdoor needs your house might have. Check your pool system for maintenance and repairs, as well as your sprinkler system and other renovation needs that might arise.

As promised, click here to download an easy-to-use checklist for the entire year. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to get regular advice and tips on how to keep your flow smoothly. If you need a professional’s advice, don’t hesitate, CALL US ON 0488 097 677, at Flowtec Plumbing and Gas, we’re here to help.

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