We at Prestige Plumbing understand how the upcoming Summer months can affect your plumbing. Do you? If not, then continue reading and learn all there is to know about Summer plumbing tips, tricks, and maintenance!
Avoid Dumping Down The Drain
When the Summer sun is out, then it’s time to start up the grill! But be careful. When cooking on the grill or in the kitchen during the summer, it’s important to avoid pouring grease down the drain. Why? Because, grease, or cooking oil, can solidify and clog your pipes. This will lead to costly repairs. So, save yourself the hassle and wipe down your pots and pans and dispose of the grease in the trash.
Check Your Sump Pump
Summer storms are harsh! When you get hit by a bad storm, it can cause flooding in your basement. So, it’s important to check your sump pump to make sure it’s working properly. Here’s a quick test you can do. Pour a bucket of water into the sump pit to test the pump’s functionality. If the pump doesn’t turn on, contact us to help you!
Inspect Outdoor Hoses & Faucets
Before using your outdoor hoses and faucets during the summer, inspect them for leaks or cracks. Make sure the water pressure is consistent and the water flows freely. If you notice any issues, let us know and we can help get you situated!
Take Care Of Your Garbage Disposal
During the summer months, it’s common to host barbecues and cookouts, which can put a strain on your garbage disposal. To prevent clogs and damage, avoid putting fibrous or starchy foods, such as rice, down the disposal. Make sure to always run cold water while using the disposal! This is an easily overlooked aspect, but it is still important.
We Hope Our Summer Plumbing Tips Have Helped You!
If you have any other concerns or questions, connect with us today!