Outdoor fun and entertaining are what summer is all about, but the season places more needs on our plumbing systems. Here is a quick primer to filter through the summer, getting your household pipes to work optimally.
Inspect Washing Machine Hoses. Somebody in your household is bound to have dirty clothes through the season. Make sure your washing machine is prepared for the overload by inspecting the hoses and valves. Consider changing the washing machine hoses every three years.
Maintain the Garbage Disposal. Summer means more activity for garbage disposals. Pool parties and social gatherings are good enough reasons to fire up the grill, but that doesn’t mean the food remnants need to go straight to the disposal. Your garbage disposal is not a trash can. Keep this in mind, particularly when you have lots of guests.
Inspect the Sewer Lines. Because of summer storms and rainwater, it is common for sewer lines to become backed up. Stormwater enters the sewer pipes through cracks, creating congestion. Tree roots can start to grow in the direction of a break or leaking hose line to receive nourishment, shifting the ground, becoming a bigger problem.
Water Your Lawn at the Optimal Time. The best time to water lawn and landscapes is either early morning or evening after the sun sets. If you water the grass in the middle of the day, water can be lost due to evaporation from the heat throughout the day.
Gene Wagner Plumbing is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to our customers while using the most state-of-the-art, quality materials available in the marketplace. Contact us or call us at 414-541-9217.