The warmer months are approaching, so it’s now more important than ever to call us for a seasonal plumbing service.
Are you ready for the warmer months that are quickly approaching? Spring is very quickly about to turn into summer, and with the arrival of summer comes the need to schedule a seasonal plumbing service including the necessary preparations to get your plumbing system ready for the hot months ahead.
Our team of experienced master plumbers will be there for you every step of the way and will do the vast majority of the needed work, but in this article we’re going to go over some tips that you can do to help ensure that your plumbing system is ready for summer. You’ll also be better able to notice what issues you may be facing so our team can be more prepared when we come over to your home or business.
As always feel free to contact us for more information if you have any questions about these summer preparation tips, or if you’re ready to schedule your seasonal plumbing services!
Indoor Plumbing Maintenance
It’s always important to do regular checkups on your indoor plumbing prior to having our experts come check it out for ourselves, and this is mainly just so you can avoid any future problems down the road and let us know any specific issues that arise.
As summer approaches, it’s important to keep the following tips in mind:
- Check for any pooling water or damp floors underneath your sinks. Any kind of leak can ultimately be extremely costly if they’ve created any kind of structural damage, so looking after them will help you avoid any expensive repairs/replacements.
- Make sure you’re getting a good look at your faucets and connectors in action. You’ll want to take notice to see if they’re fully operational and running smoothly, which includes both hot and cold water working well and any signs of low water pressure. Low water pressure can be a sign of plumbing line leaks, so take this seriously if you notice it!
- Place a handful of food coloring drops into your toilet tank and then wait a few minutes. If you end up seeing the food coloring dye in your toilet bowl, then you’ll have a pretty good understanding that your tank’s flapper is beginning to fail.
- Thoroughly clean your shower head to eliminate any mineral buildup by soaking it in vinegar. This type of issue can lead to decreased performance and reduced water pressure, so it’s an important summer preparation tip to help you solve the shower issues you may be currently experiencing.
- Check to see if there is any pooled water or leaks near your water heater. Getting your tank flushed during this time of year is always a really great idea, because sediment is likely to buildup during the winter and spring months. If you hear any loud noises or banging coming from you water heater, then this is also a clear sign to give us a call and have us check it out!
- It’s also a good idea to reduce the temperature of your water heater as we approach the summer months.
- Check on any leaks or bulges in the supply hoses associated with your washer, dishwasher and ice maker.
Getting your property’s plumbing system ready for summer means focusing outdoors just as much as indoors. The following are some outdoor plumbing maintenance tips to consider before the weather starts to really heat up:
- Restore water flow to your exterior faucets, and make sure these faucets aren’t leaking!
- Conduct a regular checkup on your irrigation system in order to prime it. If this seems a bit complicated we can always help you out!
- Reattach your hoses that you disconnected or put inside during winter, and make sure they don’t have any cracks or leaks.
- Clean out your gutters that may have accrued debris throughout the winter and spring. Blocked gutters can many times lead to water damage, so it’s really important to get your gutters cleaned frequently!
- If you have a septic tank, walk around the area where you tank was installed in order to check on any potential water puddles or strange wet spots. If you suspect any problems, it’s crucial that you give us a call right away!
- Make sure a bird nest doesn’t occupy your plumbing system’s vent pipes! This happens more often than most people would think this time of year.
Reach Out to Us Today For More Information About a Seasonal Plumbing Service
Seasonal plumbing services are important this time of year, and we want to make sure that your home or business is adequately prepared for the warmer months ahead.
If you have any questions or concerns at all, or are ready to schedule your seasonal services, feel free to contact us online today to get in touch with one of our experts!