Summer is the perfect time to get caught up with plumbing maintenance projects before the cool, crisp fall days are on your doorstep. Tackling routine plumbing projects can also help ensure that these emergencies don’t interrupt your summer plans. Keep reading to find some quick plumbing projects you can complete now to help keep things running smoothly.
Inspect the Pipes
Performing a visual inspection of your pipes can provide early clues to situations needing your attention before a catastrophe occurs. Be on the lookout for rust, corrosion, or sweat on the lines. These can all be indications of leaky pipes, which cause damage to surrounding wood, drywall, and flooring.
Check the plumbing under and around all sinks, showers/tubs, toilets, washing machines, and the basement or crawlspace under the house. A wet surface or standing water is a sure sign of a leak in the surrounding area.
If you see any sign of a leak, you need to call a professional at once. Here at Honey Bee Plumbing, we’ll help you locate and seal the leak safely and efficiently. The sooner you bring in an expert, the less likely you are to experience devastating water damage.
Water Heater Maintenance
Completing yearly maintenance on your water heater helps extend the appliance’s life and saves water. A water heater is also a big consumer of household energy, so it pays to keep running as efficiently and safely as possible.
While it’s possible to do a visual inspection of your water heater and remove any external detritus (like fallen leaves or layers of dust), it’s best to bring in one of our professionals for a thorough servicing. A well-serviced water heater will last longer and work more efficiently, saving you money in the long run.
Check Out Your Water Filtration
There’s nothing like a cool glass of crisp, fresh water on a hot summer’s day. However, if your filtration system hasn’t been properly maintained, your water not only won’t taste as refreshing, but contaminants may start to leak into your plumbing system.
If you notice a change in the way your water tastes, or it’s been more than a year since your filtration system was serviced, it’s time to bring out one of our expert plumbers from Honey Bee Plumbing! A well-maintained system will last longer and keep your family healthier.
Keeping your plumbing system in tip-top shape with regular maintenance can save you the hassle of dealing with a plumbing emergency and prevent thousands of dollars worth of damage if your plumbing system fails. If you are unsure of how to go about completing summer plumbing maintenance tasks, contact a professional plumber here at Honey Bee Plumbing!