As the temperature rises, so does the likelihood of plumbing problems in your home. Summer can be a busy season for your home’s plumbing system, with increased usage from more frequent showers, outdoor activities, and vacations. In this article, we will share some tips and tricks to help you steer clear of plumbing problems and keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly throughout the summer.
Check Outdoor Faucets & Sprinklers
One important plumbing tip for the summer season is to check your outdoor spigots, outdoor faucets, and sprinkler heads. After a long winter of not being used, these fixtures may have become damaged or clogged with debris, which can lead to leaks, low water pressure, or even burst pipes. To prevent these problems, inspect your outdoor plumbing and make sure that the faucets are fully turned off, and there are no visible cracks or signs of wear and tear. If you want these expertly checked, we can send a technician out to walk you through it.
Inspect Your Water Heater
Summer is the perfect time to inspect your water heater for any signs of wear and tear. Check for leaks, corrosion, or any other signs of damage. Water heaters can last up to around 15 years, but that’s usually only if they’ve been well maintained. If you notice any issues, call us at (970) 510-0522, and we can help you determine the best course of action. This will help you avoid unexpected repairs or cold showers when you least expect them.
Fix Leaky Faucets
Leaky faucets are not only annoying, but they can also lead to a significant waste of water, which can impact your utility bills. Check all the faucets in your home for leaks and fix them promptly. In most cases, fixing a leaky faucet is a simple task that can be done using basic tools. However, if you encounter a more complicated issue, you may want to give us a call to take a look.
Maintain Your Garbage Disposal
Summer means more outdoor barbeques and cookouts, which also means more food waste. To avoid clogs in your kitchen sink, make sure you properly maintain your garbage disposal. Run cold water while using your disposal and do not put non-food items or fibrous foods like celery, corn husks, or banana peels down the disposal.
Consider Hosing Off Before Showering
Hosing off before showering can be an effective practice to prevent sand and debris from clogging your drains. After a day at the lake or a long hike, washing off with a hose outside can help remove these particles before they enter your home’s plumbing system. This tip can also extend to your pets! It can also reduce the need for excessing cleaning as it prevents dirt from being tracked inside therefore saving you time and effort in cleaning up after.
If you encounter a plumbing situation that you can’t handle on your own, don’t hesitate to call a professional plumber. DIY plumbing repairs can often lead to bigger problems and more costly repairs down the line. We have the experience and knowledge to handle any plumbing issue, big or small.
Summer can be a busy season for your home’s plumbing system, but by following these simple tips, you can ensure your home’s plumbing system is ready for anything this summer.
If you encounter a plumbing situation that you can’t handle on your own, don’t hesitate to call us and we’ll send one of our professional plumbers. We have the experience and knowledge to handle any plumbing issue, big or small, so if you run into a snag give us a call at (970) 510-0522 and we will be happy to help you find the best solution for you and your home!