Summer is a great time for spending time with the people you love, playing outside, and enjoying the great weather. Children are out of school, many college students are graduating, and pool parties are a staple of Summer. With all these events and celebrations, there is an increase of traffic in your home. This means more flushes of the toilet, lots of dirty clothes from playing outside, and you’re more likely to use the hose to fill pools and water your flowers/plants.
It’s easy to get caught up in all the fun activities during the Summer and not worry about your home’s utilities. Plumbing is one of the most important of the utilities you will be using alongside the A/C in your home. Water is a basic necessity that is needed for sanitation and nutrition. Here are 3 tips to make sure your plumbing is running in top shape so you don’t have to worry about it and enjoy the beautiful Summer weather with family and friends.
1. Check For Leaks
Summer is the best time to check for leaks since winter can be a large factor on your plumbing. Taking care of these issues before winter comes back is your best choice. Individually inspect each of the elements that use water inside of your home: showers, sink, bathtub, drinking water, hot water heater, spigots outside, sprinklers, and more to check if they are in good working order.
2. Avoid Clogs
Learn the source of any slow drain or weak flush issues during the warm weather. For toilets, having a plunger in case is always the safest bet. For kitchen sinks, many time the clog forms in the U-shaped part of the pipe beneath the sink. Using a pitcher of hot water to get the clog moving at first then using a clog-clearing chemical or tool can help solve this issue. For bathroom sinks and bathtubs, beware of hair clogs. Using a drain-clearing product can solve this particular issue, however, make sure to read the product label and find one that matches your needs.
3. Clear Your Gutters
Summer is the best time to get leaves, twigs, and other natural debris out of your gutters. Gutters play an important role in keeping water away from your foundation. Keeping the foundation of your home dry will help avoid leaking issues further down the road.
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