Plumbing issues and water problems can take the fun out of summer quick. If you follow the Best Plumbers® tips below and do a little planning, we can save you a lot of hassle and headache.
- Swimming Pools. Be sure and schedule routine maintenance a couple of weeks in advance of the hot days of summer. Your plumber can help check your lines, drains, pumps and tubing.
- Water usage in all types and sizes of homes typically increases in the summer months. Check all appliances and fixtures for leaks and overall condition.
- Check the water heater and hot water supply to ensure the temperature is lowered to around 120 F. Not too low, but a few degrees will shave a little something off the utility bills and help offset the seasonal increase in electricity usage.
- Have your sewer lines checked before the season starts, especially if you’ve had a wet spring where you live. Tree roots will actually tend to grow towards a leaking or cracked sewer line in order to feed on the nutrients. Shifting ground and growing roots can be a real problem for your sewer lines.
- Minimize and eliminate sources of standing water in and around your home and backyard. In addition to the usual corrosion and mold hazards, these puddles breed disease-bearing insects.
- If you have a sump pump, make sure it’s in top condition to be ready for any strong summer storms that may blow your way.
- Consider asking your plumber about a system to capture grey water or rainwater. Rainwater sources are a fantastic economical and sustainable way to keep your lawn and garden watered throughout those scorching summer months. Some of these systems cost next to nothing, and nearly all of them will pay for themselves quickly.
- Disconnect your garden hoses when not in use and store them properly. Make sure the hose ends are pointed down.
- Always check drain spouts and gutters to ensure they are clean and free of blockages.
- Are your kids home from school? Keep plungers close at hand.
When you need a good plumber for your summer plumbing needs around your home or business, turn to the professionals at Best Plumbers®.