Looking for summer plumbing tips? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn more.
Make sure you inspect your washing machine to see if it has hoses that are bulging, as well as for leaks and cracks. This is because you will be using your washing machine often throughout the summertime. Also, every three years is when you should replace your washing machine hoses.
In order to prevent hoses from kinking and become damaged, you should move the washing machine about four inches away from the wall. Also, make sure you’re around when the washer is on. You don’t want to leave it running while you are not home.
You may notice your ductwork sweating in humid weather, and this is because of condensation. Condensation can also be caused by leaks in the seams. What you want to do is make sure there is no water in the drain pan, if you have installation in the attic. If you notice there is water, then you can save your ceiling by contacting a professional.
Also, after you have done your cookout, be aware of what you put down your kitchen disposal because many cannot handle foods such as celery, banana peels and other types of stringy foods. Make sure you never put cooking oils and fats down the disposal because they can clog pipes, and before you use the disposal you should run cold water at high pressure for about 30 seconds. Stay away from instant potato mixes; when you add water, they will clog in an instance.
Also, when you’re on your vacation, you should turn up the temperature of your fridge and turn down the water heater’s temperature. Just make sure you don’t keep highly perishable foods when you do this. These foods include meat and dairy, as well as produce.
There is another thing you can do to keep your plumbing running properly. You can have your plumbing systems inspected annually. You want to stay on top of your plumbing, and scheduling an inspection is one of the best ways to do this.