Water problems and plumbing issues have the ability to take all the fun out of the summer time. Below are a few tips to consider that can save you on headaches and hassles.
The summer months typically translate into a lot more clothes that need washing. It is advisable to check the hose on a washing machine for any cracks, leaks or bulges. Washing machine hoses should be replaced every 36 months.
The washing machine should be positioned far enough away from a wall to avoid the hose from getting damaged or kinking. Your washing machine should never be left in operation mode when you are not at home.
When the weather is hot and humid the ductwork can sweat due to condensation. This has the ability to cause a backup when the drains are blocked or not clear. Leaks that occur in seams also have the ability to cause condensation.
Take caution in what is placed into the kitchen disposal after meal times. The majority of these disposals are not able to handle banana peels, celery and corn husks or other types of stringy or fibrous food types. Other food types to consider are cooking oils and fats as they can clog up your pipes.
Cold water run at a full pressure for at least 15 seconds should be used before using the kitchen disposal and after to ensure that all food particles are flushed out.
One way to save on energy and money while you are away on a vacation would be to turn your water heater temperature down and increase the temperature in your fridge. You should remove any perishable items from the fridge such as meat and dairy products.
•One of the best ways to make sure all plumbing systems in your home are in the correct operational mode is to arrange a routine maintenance inspection at least once a year. This will prevent costly break downs and a way to repair systems that are on the verge of failure.