Plumbing Tips to Follow This Summer
Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
Summer usually means doing more laundry and using more water than normal. This means you want to make sure you’re doing what you can to make sure your plumbing is staying healthy. Guardian Plumbing Services, Inc., a plumber in Annapolis, MD, offers some tips to follow this summer.
Be Vigilant With Your Garbage Disposal
There are certain things that you should never put down your garbage disposal. And summer is the time of cookouts and family gatherings, so it’s important to keep watch. Grease and used cooking oils should never be dumped down the drain or put into a garbage disposal. It can damage the garbage disposal, your pipes, and the sewer as it builds up.
You should also be careful about things that are hard, as they can damage the blades of the disposal. Be careful with produce, as things like corn are harder and can cause more problems. Bones from your cookout should also never be put down there and should be disposed of in a different way.
Take Care of Your Washing Machine
Particularly if you have kids, washing machines can see more action in the summer. Kids play and get dirty, and you may be doing more outdoor activities than normal. Make sure that you’re giving your washing machine a frequent break. You also want to check the hoses if you know you’re going to be running it heavily. If you see any cracks or bulges, make sure it gets replaced.
Get a Sewer Inspection
Guardian Plumbing offers video inspection services so you can make sure your pipes are all working the way they should. If you’re a homeowner, your pipes are something you want to keep an eye on. Roots from trees can cause issues, as can backups from things like flushing feminine products.
Pipes can also back up during heavy summer thunderstorms if there are cracks in them where extra water can get in. You want to make sure that your pipes and systems are all working properly throughout the summer and before winter comes. Fixing a mild problem in the summer is much better than having a severe issue happen come wintertime.
If Guardian finds any issues during the sewer inspection, we’re also able to make sewer repairs. We’ll give you a quote with no obligation so you can make the decision freely. We have people on call 24 hours a day so that if any further problem arises, we can send someone out to your home as soon as possible.
Your Annapolis, Maryland Plumber
If you think summer is already causing a problem with your plumbing, it’s time to get it taken care of. Call us or contact us online.