Waiting for spring and summer is exciting but it is also time to think about potential problems with your plumbing and take some action about it. There are few things and secrets you may do yourself to save energy and money together. Warm weather brings more changing of dirty and sweaty clothes which means your washing machine will do some extra work. Check hoses of your washing machine and remove regular dirt. Pay attention that your washing machine is at least few inches from the wall to avoid certain damages to the hose. Changing of the hoses should be done for about every three years and remember to always stay at the house while it is working.
This part of the year brings more humid which makes your plumbing system create more condensation. One more source causing condensation are leaks in the system. Make sure to check this regularly.
Most people, unfortunately, don’t pay attention to what they put down in their kitchen disposal. Things like cooking oils and fats are forming awful form clots in the pipes. Parts of the daily menu like banana peels and other fibrous foods usual can’t be handled by your kitchen disposal. If you are in emergency need to do this, then run cold water for 15 seconds before disposing anything and flushing it through.
While on vacation save your energy and budget by turning off your water heaters.
As the spring and summer present season of growing many roots of the trees may cause serious problems to sewer pipes. Roots are drowned to them because they represent a source of nutrition and this can bring serious backup issues.
Problems with sewer pipes are usual also in this part of the year. But there are also many things an owner can do to prevent these problems and damages to their homes.
Keep an eye on the water pressure. Restricted water flow is the first sign of frozen pipes. Moving water will not freeze so the best is to keep cold water slightly leaking during the night when the temperature is the coldest.
Disconnect all the garden hoses because if they stay connected water inside will freeze and form the pressure bringing serious damage to the home. There is an also very good thing called faucet jacket which will prevent your outdoor faucets from freezing.
Warm air will keep your plumbing system from freezing so make sure to keep house temperature high and open doors of cabinets with sinks and faucets to help the circulation of warm air. Keep the garage doors also strictly closed if any of your water heaters are in there.
Snow may be a great enemy by restricting your water drainage so make sure pipe system is not blocked by snow or flowing into a pond. In any of this cases, best solution for you will be to call a professional plumber who will be able to help you by proposing best solution for cleaning and repairment of your plumbing system.