Oftentimes, homeowners hear a lot about winter plumbing tips and how to keep their systems safe from cooler temperatures. But there are a variety of summer plumbing tips that should be noted as well — and they’re arguably just as important. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of these summer plumbing tips so you can ensure you minimize your risk of plumbing issues and potential home water damage this year. Here’s a closer look:
Summer Plumbing Prep Tips
Brush Up On Garbage Disposal Etiquette
Summer is a great time to welcome friends and family into your backyard for cookouts and barbecues. But before you throw hot dogs, burgers, and chicken on the grill this summer, take some time to brush up on garbage disposal etiquette. In other words, remember that not everything should go down the disposal. Make sure that bones, large pieces of food, oil, and fats find their way into the garbage. If not, they could do damage to your disposal and possibly your plumbing system.
Check Your Washing Machine Hoses
Summer also often equates to more activity outside and in the yard, which can lead to dirty clothes and more laundry loads. Now’s a great time to check the hoses on your washing machine to make sure they’re in good shape. Hoses are typically weak links in the plumbing system, so check them for wear and tear and proper fit to ensure they won’t lead to a home flood.
Check Your Water Pressure
Planning to take a vacation this summer? We suggest turning the water off to your home well in advance. That’s because unused taps and unflushed toilets can lead to a buildup of pressure in the plumbing system, which can thereby lead to leaks. Turning off the water to your home can prevent a water-damaged mess upon your return. If your water pressure is consistently high, it could be worth it to install a pressure regulator.
Contact J.W. Freeman Plumbing
For more information on how to prep your home’s plumbing for the summer season, contact J.W. Freeman Plumbing today.