As the weather gets warmer, most people are considering which destination to travel to for vacation or what weekend to schedule the annual family cookout. With all this excitement, home maintenance, such as plumbing upkeep, is often forgotten.
Summer should be completely stress-free, and preparing your plumbing for the summer is key to avoiding unexpected bills from repairs. So, the experts at Zest Plumbing and Drain have four ways to get your plumbing summer ready.
Remind Your Family What Items Should Never Go Down the Disposal
With the kids being home for summer vacation, more people may occupy your home now than at any other time of year. To protect your plumbing system, remind everyone in your home that some items should never go down the garbage disposal. For example, items such as coffee grounds, eggshells, or vegetable peels should always be placed in the trashcan rather than the disposal. Going over these ground rules can prevent a garbage disposal clog this summer which can be costly to repair.
Check For Any Water Leaks
With all the fun summer activities in action, it is easy for water leaks in your home to go unnoticed. Be sure to check for any leaks in the pipes and drains around your sinks and near your water heater. Water leaks can not only cause you to lose money, but they can also cause serious damage to your home if they are not taken care of. Remember, the sooner that water leaks are detected, the better.
Check Your Washing Machine
Between sweaty clothes and bathing suits, your washing machine is likely working overtime during the summer. Due to its increase in workload, it must be working properly so it doesn’t fail when you really need it. Perform a physical inspection of your washing machine and check the connections and parts to make sure nothing is cracked or damaged.
Schedule a Plumbing Maintenance Appointment
One of the best ways to prepare your plumbing for the summer is to have an expert professional come out to your home for a maintenance appointment. During this appointment, your plumber can detect any potential risks or current damage that you otherwise would not have noticed. They can also suggest any cleanings or additional plumbing maintenance that your home may need.
By taking these preventative steps, you can rest easy knowing your plumbing is ready for the upcoming summer months. To schedule a routine inspection, repair, or installation for your Arizona home, give the experts at Zest Plumbing & Drain a call at (480) 448-5750. We look forward to working with you!