Keeping cool while saving money – Tips from your 24 hour plumber
When it comes to plumbing, most people assume that winter is the time to worry… but hot and lazy days can take their toll on your pipes too. Take note of these plumbing tips to keep your cool – and avoid pouring money down the drain – this summer.
Check for leaks
You’re going to be using a lot more water in summer, so even a small leak will make a big difference to your water bill. Garden hoses, sprinklers and inflatable swimming pools are the main culprits here. Make sure that all are in good working order, and replace faulty equipment, before the summer season gets into full swing.
Keep an eye on the garbage disposal
Not everything is good for the garbage disposal. Bread, corn husks, celery and watermelon rinds (just the kind of things you’ll find at a summer barbeque) absorb water and can easily clog your disposal and drains. Rather put these in the garbage or on the compost heap. A blocked drain is no fun and can suddenly begin causing problems with the household plumbing at any time. If you do run into trouble, you’ll need to get hold of a 24 hour plumber such as Almighty Plumbing to help you out.
Watch out for sewer line back up
Summer rain and new tree root growth can take a toll on your sewer line during the summer months. Shower drains or bath tubs that gurgle water when you flush the toilet or run the tap are a classic symptom of sewer line back up. It’s a serious problem, so call a 24 hour plumbing service immediately to avoid any costly damage to your home.
Turn the water heater down
A couple of degrees won’t make much of a difference to you in summer. Turning down the temperature on your water heater can save you quite a bit of money. If you’re going away on holiday turn it off completely – you won’t miss it if you’re not there to use it.