Ah, summer. The temperature increases, birds chirp, vacations abound, and we get to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Another thing that changes during the hot months is how to take care of your home’s plumbing system.
The heat, long days, and high activity of summer put your plumbing system under new and different kinds of strain. Keep these important tips in mind, and your plumbing will be prepared for whatever the summer brings.
School’s out for summer means stress on home plumbing fixtures.
Summer means the kids are out of school and probably around the house a lot more often. More people at home means more strain on your plumbing system. Add a couple bad habits to this situation and you have the perfect storm for plumbing trouble.
Make sure your kids know the biggest home plumbing no-nos:
- Don’t put grease down the garbage disposal.
- Be clear about what you cannot flush down the toilet.
- Always run the fan when you’re showering to prevent mold growth.
Following these rules could be the difference between smooth sailing and a major plumbing problem.
Don’t heat water you won’t use!
If you’re going on vacation this summer, turn down the temperature on your water heater before you leave. Not only will this give your water heater a break, it’ll help you save money on your power bill, too. You don’t need your home’s hot water while you’re out anyway!
For all plumbing maintenance that you’d rather have a professional take care of, give the pros at Clear Drain Plumbing a call!