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Summertime Plumbing Tips2

Summertime is upon us, and it is the hottest time of the year. During Summertime, people around the globe use the most water. The usage of so much water is due to things like maintaining swimming pools and watering lawns. Water usage goes up two to four times during this hot season. There is bound to be an issue or two with the plumbing system with all the plumbing usage. Thankfully, we have got some Summertime plumbing tips to help you beat the odds. This way, you can enjoy your summer stress-free.


If you are going on vacation, turn your water heater temperature down. Turning your water heater temperature down is an essential and money-saver, summertime plumbing tip. If you are not there to enjoy the conveniences of indoor plumbing, a few degrees difference will not matter. You can save a substantial amount of money too, especially if you plan to travel more often. When you get back from vacation, you can always turn the water back to its average temperature.

Look out for those sprinklers. Sprinklers can get damaged more often than you would think, especially mowing the lawn or kids playing in the yard. Make sure that you are caring for your sprinklers; that way, they work correctly. If you notice that your sprinklers are not firing on all cylinders, it is wise to call a professional plumber to fix them.

Fix broken toilets. If your toilet is making a funny noise or you have to jiggle the handle to flush, it is time to get it repaired. Your toilet running can cost you extra money from all the water wastage. Depending on who you have in your home, more people could be home during the summer. If you are experiencing any weird noises or backup, it is essential to reach out to a professional plumber.

Do not abuse the garage disposal. Usually, we are home more during the summer and have guests over to have a bar-b-que or a pool party. Make sure that you are not putting anything down the garbage disposal that is not meant for it. These types of waste items include things like corn husks and watermelon rinds. It is also important to never put grease down the garbage disposal. Disposing of these items can cause a significant backup, which then causes standing water. This standing water can have bacteria and attract bugs and pests. If, for some reason, someone throws too many items down the garbage disposal, contact a plumber to fix it for you and save yourself the headache.
Get an annual inspection. Since many of the plumbing problems are caused during the summer due to so many people using water, it would be in your benefit to schedule an annual inspection of your pipes, showers, faucets, bathtubs, garbage disposal, and just overall water system. Doing a yearly check helps to get a good idea of what your home plumbing system can handle this summer. If you are in the Rockville, MD area, call 301-370-8320 to schedule your inspection to be prepared this summer.


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