Summer Plumbing Tips

summer plumbing tipsSummer is just around the corner. It’s the time of year where we see a lot of certain types of repairs. Here’s how to make sure your plumbing system stays in top shape this summer.

Take Care of Your Washing Machine

Most people wash more clothes in the summer than they do in the winter. Give your washing machine a break between loads so it’s less likely to overheat. Make sure it’s away from the wall and that the hoses running to and from it are not twisted or kinked. Install stainless steel hoses for a smaller chance of cracking and leaking. If you see any problems, get them fixed before you try to use the machine again!

Keep an Eye on Your Sprinklers

When you turn on your sprinkler system, watch it run the first time through. Make sure that all of your sprinkler heads are aimed at your lawn and not at the driveway or sidewalk. Check for wet spots, which can indicate leaky pipes. If anything needs repair or replacement, call in experts to get the job done right the first time!

Check Your Sewer

Summer storms can cause major backups in sewers that have leaks, that don’t have the proper drains installed, or that are already partially clogged. It’s a good idea to get a sewer scope done now and then, just to make sure that yours is running the way it is supposed to. This is not invasive and quick, and then you’ll know how your sewer is doing.

If you need any help with your plumbing this summer, call us at Larry & Sons!