Summertime is the busiest period in most homes as more water will be in use. Kids would be at home, and more water will be required for laundry, garden or lawn watering, toilet use, pool time, and much more. To avoid most plumbing issues that most homes face during the summer, read the 5 summer plumbing tips below.
Protect Your Garbage Disposal
One of the most prominent activities during the summer is cookouts with friends, family, and neighbors. However, you should be careful with what you put down the garbage disposal or garburator to avoid clogging the drain. Items such as fruits, grease, potatoes, etc. should not be flushed into the garbage disposal.
Keep your garbage disposal at a functional state regardless of the traffic in your kitchen.
Have the Sewer System Inspected
Contact s professional plumber to inspect your sewer system before the summer finally comes. Note that summertime can be accompanied by thunderstorms and rain showers. There could be cracks in the sewer pipes, which can result in sewer line back up. Check the sewer system for possible tree roots near it that can search for water from the sewer system. Have tree roots cleared out and make the sewer system free from anything that can damage it.
Overhaul Plumbing Accessories
Another summer plumbing tip is to replace the older accessories or appliances such as faucets, showerheads, and toilets. This will ensure that the entire plumbing system is functioning optimally without water leakage from any of the accessories.
Inspect Your Washing Machine
It usually seems laundry is never-ending during the summer as dirty clothes would keep piling up. However, you have to give your washer a break and inspect it and its hoses for cracks. The hoses are supposed to be replaced every 3 years. Ensure that your washer is prepared for the extra work during the summer.
Re-orientate Your Kids about the Use of the Toilet
The toilets will experience more traffic during the summer because the kids would be at home. Kids can be funny at times, that is why you should re-orientate them on the modest amount of toilet paper they should use when they use the restroom to prevent clogging the toilets. Teach them items they should never flush down the toilet such as toys, feminine hygiene products, and paper towels.
Follow the summer tips above in addition to perfecting your basement waterproofing to meet up with challenges of the summertime. With the above tips, you would be able to avoid plumbing issues.
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