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5 Summer Plumbing Tips

This summer one should be prepared for any plumbing issues that may occur. Nothing is worse than plumbing disasters in one’s house, apartment, or condo. Follow these five summer plumbing tips for a smooth summer! Water and energy can be saved with these tips!

Avoid a Clogged Sink Due to In-Sink Garbage Disposal

Sinks can easily get clogged if certain foods are thrown into it. It is important to know how to properly discard unwanted food. Food is not always the best product to throw into sinks.

Certain foods that are difficult to break down can damage the blades. Do not pour oils and/or fats down the sink.

This is the number one way in which sinks get clogged. Whenever a sink is being used as an in-sink garbage disposal, run cold water prior to disposing anything.

Avoid a Clogged Toilet

Toilets can get clogged easier during the summer, as more people are home using it frequently. This is easily preventable by not flushing excessive amounts of toilet paper. Instead throw away used toilet paper in a waste basket.

Inform everyone in one’s household to flush toilets only when necessary. Toilets should get flushed only after each use, and not as a garbage disposal.

Inspect Sprinkling System

During the summer months, sprinkler systems get used much more. Prior to using a sprinkler system, check to make sure there are no problems. Possible problems include broken sprinkler heads, water leaks, and clogged sprinkler heads. Any of these issues can not only result in plumbing issues, but wasted water. It is recommended lawns get watered in the morning and after the sun has gone in.

Check Water Hoses and Water Faucets

Water hose and water faucet leaks can result in expensive electricity bills during the summer. Water hose and water faucet leaks can be visually inspected to check for any possible leaks.

Water Heater Should Get Lowered

Water does not need to get heated as much. The summer heat is enough to bring in hot water. The temperature of a water heater can get lowered to save money.

While away on a vacation, water heaters should also get lowered. If turning off a water meter, make sure to also turn off the water heater.

Otherwise, this could result in a fire. When taking showers, inspect shower heads. Shower heads that are dirty will require a lengthier shower.

Looking for more insight on summer plumbing tips for your Little Rock home? Call Arrow Plumbing at (501) 753-3838 today, and see what works for you!

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