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Categories: Seasonal Tips

Don’t Let a Plumbing Emergency Ruin Your Summer Fun

Fixing a leak or a flooded basement isn’t what you have in mind when it comes to spending your summer near the water. This month, we have some simple tips that can help you avoid plumbing disasters. With school out for the next couple of months, your plumbing and appliances will be working overtime to accommodate everyone in the family. Here’s how to keep everything in tip-top shape.

Clothes Washer:

  •  Check the hoses for cracks or odd bulges.
  • To avoid putting stress on the hoses, make sure your clothes washer is at least four inches from the wall.
  • Clean the filters and keep sand off the clothes being washed.

Bathroom:

  • Keep a toilet plunger handy. Nobody likes those kinds of waterfalls.
  • Put a trashcan next to the toilet so your kids don’t turn the toilet into one.
  • Make sure kids use the right amount of toilet paper
  • Check for cracked toilets or tank leaks. If you find one, we can help.

Water Heater:

  •  To avoid scalding little hands, check the temperature and make sure that it is no higher than 120°F.
  • Check the date that it was installed. If it’s been longer than 10 years, call us for an inspection. We have lots of options should you need to replace your old heater.

Thanks for checking out this month’s blog. We hope you and your family have a wonderful summer. If you have any questions or need professional plumbing service, give us a call or fill out our online contact form.