Is Your Plumbing System Ready for Summer?
Posted on May 23rd, 2014
With the temperature rising, you might find yourself spending more and more time in the great outdoors. Whether you’re catching some rays or cooking up a storm for the next family barbecue, your plumbing system is probably the farthest thing from your mind. Summer is a crucial season for your pipes. Check out these tips on how you can keep your pipes in tip top shape this season.
Look for Leaks: With the sweltering heat and humidity in the air, you’ll do practically anything to cool down. Staying hydrated in the summer is not always an easy task. Since people tend to use more water in the summer, you should make sure that none of your pipes are leaking. Leaky pipes can waste an astronomical amount of water over time, while draining your bank account.
Clean Your Gutters: It’s time to get debris out of your gutters. If you missed this on your spring cleaning to do list, make sure you get it done this summer. Cleaning your yard drain spouts and roof gutters will help you avoid future problems with your draining system.
Don’t Put Everything In the Kitchen Sink: After that family barbecue, be careful about what you toss into the garbage disposal. Some food, such as vegetables, pasta, rice, bones and fruit pits, should never go in the garbage disposal. They could easily clog your pipes.
By following these simple tips, your pipes will be ready for whatever summer brings. When something with your plumbing system goes awry, Plumbing Medic is here to help you 24/7/365.
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