Plumbing Tips for Your Summer

Plumbing Tips for Your Summer

As summer approaches, children will be at home more often, and your home’s plumbing will be used more. Use these tips to make sure your plumbing will be up to the added use all summer long.

Plumbing Issues You May Encounter

There are many different kinds of plumbing problems you could encounter this summer, from very simple issues that you might be able to fix to more complex problems best handled by a professional. The following are some of the issues you may want to become familiar with as summer approaches:

  •     Clogged drains, including toilets
  •     Water pressure issues
  •     Leaking faucets
  •     Water heater issues
  •     Piping issues, including cracked or leaking pipes
  •     Clogged pipes

DIY Plumbing

As we approach summer, it is important to become familiar with common plumbing issues and what to look for. While the snow and the rain are gone, it is a great time to check your sprinkler system for leaks or other problems. If you think your toilet may be leaking, here’s a quick tip — add a couple drops of food coloring to the tank. If it is leaking, you will be able to see the color show up in the toilet bowl.

To check your water pressure, you can use a water pressure gauge from any hardware store to make sure you are getting the most out of your water fixtures. The average household is set at 50 psi for water pressure, so you can use your gauge to see if you are receiving adequate water pressure. If you frequently get hair clogged in your drains, you might consider buying a filter to keep the pipes clear in your sink or shower.

Have a Plumber in Mind

There are many more issues you might encounter in your plumbing over the summer. For all of your plumbing needs, you can rely on The Trenchless Guys. Call and receive a consultation today.