Summer has arrived and it’s officially time for barbeques in the yard, days at the beach and vacations with your loved ones. However, in all of the summer fun it’s also important that you take some time out to properly maintain your home and make sure that you’re not neglecting it in the warmer months. We often put added pressure and stress on our plumbing during summer so it’s important that you’re extra careful and you know what issues to look out for. Here are a few plumbing maintenance tips for summer and how you can prevent any problems from arising this season.
Check garden hoses and outdoor taps
Hot weather can cause your garden hoses and pipes to expand and lead to cracks, bulges, and potential leaks. Make sure to check your hoses and taps before you use them properly and connect them to sprinklers and if you spot any damage, replace it to avoid wasting water and flooding your garden.
Getting your drains unclogged throughout the year is an important part of plumbing maintenance, but you have to be especially vigilant in summer. Our hair tends to fall out more in summer which can clog the drains, and things like summer parties and barbeques will lead to more use of the garbage disposal and potential clogs from things like grease and leftover food.
Get leaks fixed before you vacation
Summer is often the time when we leave our homes for weeks on end, so it’s important that you get any leaks or drips tended to before you head off on vacation, as the last thing you want is to return to a mini flood or water damage to your home. A small leak can easily escalate to a big leak especially if you don’t get it fixed right away, plus, you don’t want to be wasting water and paying for water that you’re not using!
Service your appliances
Your washing machine will likely experience much more use in the summer time, as things like beach days, hikes, afternoons at the swimming pool, sports matches, and excess sweating all results in more laundry and additional strain on your machine. Make sure to get your water-based appliances such as your washing machine and dishwasher serviced at the beginning of summer to prevent it from breaking down when you need it most. Call out Mr. Plumber in Vancouver to check that all the hoses are in good condition and that the pipes aren’t blocked.
These are just a few useful plumbing maintenance tips for summer that will help you to keep your plumbing system in great shape. Mr. Plumber can provide a range of services for your home, so get in touch today if you’re looking for a plumber in Vancouver.