The days are longer, the kids are out of school, and you’re gearing up for an unforgettable vacation; summer is here all right, but that doesn’t mean you can relax when it comes to home maintenance. The better you take care of your home, the better it will take care of you, and the summer is the perfect time to get your hands dirty and keep your home in tip top shape. Here are some summer plumbing maintenance tips from the experts (and your friends) at All Plumbing, Inc.
Look for Signs of Water Damage
Most homeowners use more water during the summer months, so be particularly diligent about spotting signs of water damage between now and the start of fall. Look underneath cabinets and around the base of each toilet for signs of water damage . Not only can the resulting water damage be expensive to repair, but a leak can waste hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water until it is fixed by a plumber.
Refresh Your Garbage Disposal
You’ll probably do a lot more entertaining during the summer, which means more prepping and more cooking in the kitchen. That also generally means more waste down the garbage disposal. To keep your pipes clear and your kitchen smelling great, grind up ice cubes and lemon peels in the garbage disposal once a week during the summer months.
Have Your Pipes Cleaned
Between family visits and your children’s overnight guests, your bathrooms will get a lot more use during the summer. To make sure everything goes down and stays down, have your pipes cleaned by a plumbing company that uses hydro-jets. This is the fastest and most effective way to clear your pipes of debris, sludge, and other types of build-up.
Locally owned and operated for over 30 years, All Plumbing, Inc. is the plumbing service you can trust in Arlington. We offer plumbing maintenance and repair services for homeowners throughout Northern Virginia. Visit our website or call us at (703) 525-7973 to learn about the plumbing and drain cleaning services we offer.