It’s easy to see why everyone loves the summer — the weather is beautiful, people have more time to relax, and holiday get-togethers are common. But unfortunately, rising temperatures can wreak havoc on your plumbing system.
This summer, let Mr. Rooter of Southeast Wisconsin help keep your plumbing in tip-top shape.
Summer Plumbing Tips
1. Conserve water when you can.
Water conservation should be a priority all year long. But especially in the summer, water can be easily wasted. This summer, be sure to:
- Water your lawn late in the afternoon when the sun is weakest.
- Run the dishwasher (so long as it’s full) rather than washing dishes by hand.
- Repair leaks the moment you notice them.
- Take showers instead of baths.
2. Monitor your water pressure.
Whether you’re coming home from the beach or spending a day by your pool, we tend to use more water during the summer, so it’s important to keep tabs on your pressure. A professional can test your water pressure and ensure your plumbing is healthy. You can also install a smart home water monitoring system.
3. Respect your garbage disposal.
All too often, garbage disposals are thought of as a second garbage, but that isn’t the case. This summer, clean your garbage disposal with white vinegar and baking soda. Afterward, make sure to never place things like meat, stringy vegetables, and pasta down the drain.
4. Schedule routine maintenance.
When’s the last time you had your water heater drained? Have your drains been cleared within the past year? Is your water pressure weaker than it used to be?
Unfortunately, most homeowners only call a plumber once they have a big problem on their hand, like a burst pipe or broken water heater.