Plumbing Preparation Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Summer
The long days of summer are right around the corner. That means many families will be home more often – using extra water during the day, filling up the pool, and watering their lawns and gardens. However, all of this extra water use can put a lot of strain on your home plumbing system!
That’s why it’s important to do some preparation now before the warmer weather hits, so your plumbing system is prepped and ready to avoid common plumbing issues. In this blog post, we will discuss plumbing crisis prevention as well as tips to help you get your home ready for the warmer season ahead!
Plumbing Prevention vs Emergency Fixes
One of the most important things you can do for your plumbing system (and your wallet) is to prevent issues before they start…so we highly recommend focusing on prevention!
Preventative maintenance measures are always going to be cheaper and less invasive than emergency repairs. So, take some time now to do things like checking your outdoor hoses and sprinklers, inspecting your hot water heater, or having a professional check your water pressure. These simple steps can save you from big headaches, stressful plumbing emergencies, and high expenses down the road.
Plumbing Checks to Get You Ready for Summer
By following these tips, you can help avoid plumbing problems this season and be prepared if any issues do come up. Don’t wait until there’s a problem to call a plumber – prevention is key!
Check your outdoor hoses and sprinklers
Look for any cracks, leaks, or damage to your hoses and sprinklers. If you find any issues, now is the time to make repairs or replacements.
Check your hot water heater
Most people use more hot water in the summer months, so it’s important to make sure your unit is up for the task! Check the temperature setting on your thermostat and flush out the tank to get rid of any sediment that has built up.
Sump pump testing
Sump pumps are designed to remove water from your basement or crawl space if there is ever a flood. Have a professional test your pump now to make sure it’s working properly and will be ready if you ever need it.
Sewer line professional audit
Have a plumber check your sewer line for any potential problems, such as tree root infiltration or blockages. This is especially important if you have an older home.
Titan Plumbing offers sewer professional camera inspections. We use a water-proof camera to see into the sewer line and determine if there are any blockages or repairs that need to be made. From there, we can help with any repairs as well as required permits.
Check indoor faucets
Take a look at all of the indoor faucets in your home, including those in the kitchen and bathroom sinks, laundry room, and any other places where water is used regularly. Make sure they are turned on fully and there are no drips or leaks. Some people opt for having a professional plumber to ensure there are no leaks they cannot see.
Inspect leaky toilets
A leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day, adding around $200 to your monthly water bill! If you have a leak, you’ll want to ensure that your toilet is repaired as soon as possible. Here are a few common signs you might have a leaky toilet…
- You notice your monthly water bill skyrocketing
- Your toilet is running for long periods of time following a flush
- Your toilet starts running when no one has flushed it
- There is water condensation on the toilet bowl or floor
Contact Titan Plumbing to Get Started
We’re here for you for all of your plumbing needs this season! Our team is comprised of highly experienced, expertly trained, and licensed technicians with nearly a hundred years of combined and widely diversified plumbing experience.
We provide our clients with same-day services and basic and emergency plumbing needs including inspections and repairs on hoses, water heaters, faucets, drains, pipes, sewer lines, water pressure, leaky toilets, and more. View our full list of plumbing services here.
Our technicians serve over 60 Illinois communities in the Chicagoland area including Elgin, Aurora, St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, Elgin, Wheaton, and Schaumburg. See if we service your city! Contact us for more information.
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