As September brings us the warmer spring days after the long and cold winter months, we tend to spend more time outdoors and enjoying nature.
September is a great time to get in the garden and planting vegetables, flowers and crops. It is also the perfect time for some basic maintenance checks around the external parts of your property.
Some things to check:
Check for cracks and leaks on tanks and that the pumps are working correctly.
Does your rain to main switch over work correctly or do you want one installed?
Also look for any general wear and tear maintenance.
Are there any drips from taps or pipes coming loose and unsecure?
Are your irrigation lines clear and do they need upgrading or repairs to damaged lines?
Would you like to extend the irrigation to more parts of your property?
- External ground movement or sink hole spots.
Check externally for sink holes that may have appeared over the winter months as this may be an indication that there may be an underground pipe damage or water loss
- Septic systems and transpiration trenches
Check for any damage to the surrounds of the septic tanks and also the lids for concrete degeneration as the lids can crack and become a hazard if stood on by people or animals.
Also check the transpiration trenches are not full with water leaching onto the ground surface. Tthis is a health hazard to people, animals and the environment.
There’s numerous things to check on the exterior of a property and if you are unsure, the team at Hughes Plumbing contractors can conduct an external audit of your property for you.