Summertime is marked by sunny skies, longer evenings, and the aroma of a cooking barbeque. Summertime also brings enormous water use, whether you're watering your lawn or filling the kiddie pool. Are your plumbing fixtures summer-ready?
Here are some recommendations for maintaining your plumbing in excellent condition this summer:
FIRST TIP: CHECK YOUR WASHER.
More time spent outside results in more dirty clothing and more washing. Before summertime is in high gear, pull out your washing machine and inspect its hoses. Examine for leaks, cracks, and bulges. If it has been over three years, the hoses should be replaced. When reinstalling the washer, ensure that it is 4 inches from the wall so that the hoses do not kink up and cause damage to the machine or the wall.
SECOND TIP: BE MINDFUL OF THE ITEMS YOU PLACE IN YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL.
Due to the abundance of summer barbecues, you may be putting extra food in your kitchen's rubbish disposal. Celery, banana peels, egg shells, corn husks, and other stringy items are incompatible with your garbage disposal. This may result in blocked pipes. In addition, putting "just add water" meals down the garbage disposal would immediately block it and produce a severe headache.
THIRD TIP: PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE TEMPERATURE OF YOUR WATER HEATER
Be certain to turn down the water heater while you're away if you're traveling extensively during the summer. This may help conserve energy while you're away, and you may even notice a modest drop in your monthly electricity bill.
FOURTH TIP: REDUCE WATER USAGE
It is essential to save as much water as possible throughout the heat. If you need to water your yard or garden, you should set timers on your sprinklers. Using a dishwasher instead of hand-washing dishes is a further effective method for conserving water. Modern dishwashers are energy efficient and contribute significantly to water saving.
FIFTH TIP. PREVENT CLOGGED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, TOILETS, AND SEWERS
Summer is a popular period for blocked drains and toilets, since more people are at home and use their plumbing systems. A clogged pipe is a nightmare that may be costly and time-consuming to repair. Keep drains clean and clear of debris to avoid obstructions. Insert sink strainers into the kitchen sinks. Composting will reduce your reliance on the trash disposal. Potentially problematic materials should not be flushed down the toilet. Specifically, kitchen grease may choke pipes.
SIXTH TIP: BE AWARE OF ISSUES WITH YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM
Automatic sprinkler systems might malfunction, so be certain to test it before the hottest part of the summer. The winter may need the replacement of older heads that have been lost. If you prepare your sprinkler system before July, your sprinklers will be able to operate at a moment's notice, keeping your lawn and garden green and thriving even when the temperature is 95 degrees.
CALL ORDER A PLUMBER FOR SUMMER PLUMBING NECESSITIES.
Most importantly, schedule yearly inspections of your plumbing by a professional plumber so that you can stay on top of any plumbing concerns that may emerge during the year. Contact Order a Plumber Inc. immediately if you require assistance with preparing your plumbing system for the summer months.