Summer is a time for relaxation, vacations, and fun in the sun. But as temperatures rise, your home’s plumbing system can be put to the test. To ensure that your plumbing system is ready for the summer, here are some tips from Dyer’s Plumbing to help you prepare.
Check for leaks
One of the most common plumbing problems during the summer is leaks. Before the summer season starts, check for any leaks in your plumbing system. Check for dripping faucets, running toilets, and any signs of water damage on ceilings, walls, or floors. If you notice any leaks, call a professional plumber to fix them.
Inspect your outdoor plumbing
Summer is a time for outdoor activities, and you want to make sure that your outdoor plumbing is ready for use. Inspect your outdoor faucets and hoses for leaks or damage. Ensure the hose connections are tight and the hoses are in good condition. If you notice any issues, replace the damaged parts or call a professional plumber to fix them.
Check your sump pump
Summer can bring heavy rain, and you want to make sure that your sump pump is working correctly. Check your sump pump by pouring water into the sump pit and ensuring it activates and pumps the water out. If your sump pump is malfunctioning, call a professional plumber to fix it.
Get your water heater checked
Your water heater works hard during the winter months, and it may need maintenance before the summer season starts. Have a professional plumber inspect your water heater to make sure that it is working correctly and that there are no leaks or damage.
Consider a water pressure regulator
During the summer months, water usage is typically higher. This can cause an increase in water pressure, which can damage your plumbing system. Consider installing a water pressure regulator to ensure that your plumbing system is not damaged by high water pressure.
By following these tips, you can ensure your home’s plumbing system is ready for summer. If you have any plumbing issues or need maintenance, contact Dyer’s Plumbing to schedule an appointment.