Summer is time for fun, not plumbing problems. More people will be in the house, so there will be an increase in water usage, causing a usage increase for many appliances. These summer plumbing tips can help you get on your way to having a fun summer and hopefully avoid any plumbing nightmares.
Think about where your plumbing system will see the most use during the summer months. Will you be watering your lawn a lot? Do you cut your own lawn? Do you have children that use the pool often, or do you frequent the beach? Do you cook out on the grill often? These are all important questions because they determine what appliances will get the most use.
If you cut your own lawn, and head to the beach a lot, chances are you will be showering a lot more than usual. For this reason it’s a good idea to get your water heater maintained prior to the summer months. We have hard water here in Port Charlotte, this creates mineral deposits inside water heater tanks that can impede the water flow. Summer is a good time to have your water heater checked, flushed out, and replaced if necessary.
The other thing to think about is the washing machine. If you’re maintaining your own lawn, headed to the beach, or even your own pool, you’ll be using the washing machine to wash your clothes, and cleaning a lot more towels too. Towels are heavy which puts an extra load on your washer. It’s important to make sure your washer is in tip top shape, and to make sure that all hoses and connections are in good working order.
If you will be going on vacation this summer, check out these summer plumbing tips, look around the house for leaks and get them repaired prior to leaving. Nothing can ruin a good vacation faster than coming home to water damage!
McDonough Plumbing in Port Charlotte is ready to meet your plumbing needs throughout the summer. Call us today to schedule plumbing services in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.