Summer Plumbing Problem? Guardian Can Help!

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Now that summer is in full swing your house is seeing a lot more traffic from kids and houseguests. Therefore, your home’s water usage has probably increased both inside and out.  That’s why it’s important to take a look at your water and plumbing efficiency during the summer months and recognize ways to cut down on over-usage.

garden sprinkler for watering the lawn or garden

Watering the lawn…The best time to water your lawn in the summer is in the morning, between 6:00-10:00 am before it gets too hot and the water is less likely to diminish due to wind and evaporation.  Nighttime is also unadvisable due to an increase in mildew.

Laundry…No one likes to do it so let it stack up until you can run full loads only to increase efficiency.  Check your washer hose for a tight connection and any damage as it will need to be replaced about every 3 years.

Give the garbage disposal a break…With an increase in summertime entertaining you or your guests will be tempted to send leftovers down the drain.  Avoid those clogs and know what not to send down the drain, or better yet, start a compost pile with your BBQ surplus.

Clogged pipes…You may notice a recurring or stubborn pipe blockage with increased use of your home’s plumbing system.  This is due to build of debris over time.  Hydro-jetting is a safe and thorough alternative to store bought drain cleaners.  It should be performed every 3 or so years for residential systems and more frequently for restaurants and commercial systems.

Save money and energy this summer with these water and plumbing efficiency tips.  And if you find you plumbing system in need of repair call Guardian Plumbing of Davidsonville, MD 24/7 to get the help you need.