Summer is a great time to get together with family and friends, but that also means more toilet flushes, more dishes to clean and a lot more clothes to wash. Water usage increases considerably. That’s a real strain on your home’s plumbing. If you’re staying at home, it’s worth making sure that your plumbing system is up to the challenge.
Last time we told you 8 reliable tips to take care of your kitchen plumbing. In this blog, we’ll share 6 summer plumbing tips to help you be prepared and save time for the summer season, so you can have peace of mind while spending time with your loved ones instead of being worried about plumbing issues and costly repairs.
Inspect your home for leaks.
It’s a good idea to look around your home to check for leaks. The sooner they are detected, the better. Water leaks can cause an increase in water bills and water damage to your property. Look for damp patches on the walls and the floors, also for leaks in pipes, drains, showerheads, toilets and faucets. Save money, water and energy!
Check your washing machine.
During the summer months the washing machine usually gets a work out with the amount of clothes that needs to be cleaned. Therefore, it’s worth taking a closer look at its connections and components to make sure it’s all in good working condition. Washing machine hoses shouldn’t be leaking, if they aren’t found in good shape it’s better to replace them to keep your unit working properly.
Take a look at your sewer line.
Don’t wait until water starts backing up into your home to inspect your sewer line. Problems with the sewer line are often caused by tree roots, debris blockages or excess rain. To avoid them and prevent costly repairs, it’s convenient to have your sewer line checked.
Save money, turn down the water heater.
During the hot summer months, it’s a good time to turn down the temperature on your water heater. You won’t notice the difference of a few degrees and you’ll be able to save some energy and money. Allowing a professional plumber to clean your water heater will improve its energy efficiency and extend its lifespan.
Take care of your garbage disposal.
By this we mean to make sure to avoid putting certain things down your garbage disposal, including coffee grounds, cooking oils, corn husks or fibrous foods. Your garbage disposal isn’t a substitute for your trash can and not being careful can lead to plumbing issues like an instant clog. Remember to run cold water before putting any food in your disposal and to leave the water running for a few seconds after you’ve turned it off. This method of flushing food keeps the blades from becoming overwhelmed.
Schedule an appointment with a professional.
Performing plumbing maintenance on your own may sound like a good idea, but relying on an expert will save you trouble, time and money. Take some time to call a plumber to inspect and make sure your plumbing is in good working condition. A trained eye can also detect potential issues early, and that way you’ll avoid expensive repairs in the future.
Keeping your plumbing in good condition isn’t optional. As part of our daily lives, you want to keep it flowing.
This is where the team of fast, skilled and efficient plumbers of At In A Snap Plumbing steps in. We offer a comprehensive menu of plumbing services and perform all of them swiftly and reliably, to guarantee the satisfaction of our valued customers in LA County & surrounding areas.
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