More Summer Clearwater Plumbing Tips

During the summer months water usage is particularly high. The kids are not in school. More laundry needs to be done. Your yard and garden need to be tended to because of the sun and lack of rain.

Sprinkler heads can get clogged if they are not cleaned and maintained regularly. Automatic sprinklers on a timer have pop-up heads which can get stuck in the ‘up’ position especially if the water is hard. Heads should be checked to make sure they have not been damaged by a lawn mower or car.

Tree roots can can just break through the strong pipes. If there is water seeping somewhere in the lawn or if the water pressure is unusually low, it indicates a problem in the plumbing system. A Clearwater plumber can tackle the problem at an early stage with specialized plumbing tools, because if you wait too long, the damages will be bigger and the cost will be highter.

Clogged toilets are another common problem, especially if there are kids at home. Since the toilets are used and flushed continuously, it is not uncommon for them to get clogged sometimes. Plunging may do the trick or you may have to resort to a plumber Clearwater trustst and who is familiar with residential plumbing.

Some summer problems regarding plumbing may be easy to solve on your own, whereas others may be serious and take some time to repair and may require professional plumbers. Keep the contact number of some Clearwater plumbing experts close at hand.

Your Clearwater Plumber Gives You Summer Tips

Summer Is Coming – Check on Your Plumbing

Not only is summer upon us and the advent of hurricane season, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to take some forethought to be proactive
with your plumbing, sewer and drain systems to save energy and save money.

Kids out of school mean more activity and more dirty laundry. Be sure to check your washing machine hoses for lumps, leaks or cracks. Your drier needs to have the lint removed regularly. You should move your machine at least four inches away from the wall to prevent hose kinking. Running your washer and drier should only be done if you are home.

Your kitchen disposal also will have different demands during the summer. Most are not equipped to handle cornhusks, celery, banana peels and other barbecue cookout foods. A rule of thumb is to run cold water at full pressure for fifteen seconds before and after you put anything down the disposal to flush it through.

While you are on vacation you can save money and energy just by turning down the temperature of your water heater.

Humidity causes your ductwork to sweat and create condensation. This can cause a backup in your drains if they are not clear.

Due to summer rainwater, sewer line backups are common if there are cracks in your sewer pipes. Have a plumber inspect your sewer line pipes to let you know if you are susceptible to a sewer line backup problem or if damage has already occurred. At any rate, your plumber at Today’s Plumbing will be able to help you determine the best treatment option for proper drain cleaning.

A summer tip from your Clearwater plumber at Today’s Plumbing.

Winterizing Your Home – Suggestions for Winterizing Your Plumbing

This post talks about the value of winterizing your home and provides ideas to help you winterize the plumbing.

If you’re going to be absent from the house for any lengthy amount of time over the winter months, you ought to winterize
your home, particularly the plumbing.

Winterizing the pipes in your own home can prevent broken pipes, which can cause water damage and mold as well as expensive
plumbing related costs.

Below are a few winterizing ways to help make the task less difficult:

*The initial step in winterizing your home is to shut off the water at the source. Talk to the water company to immediately
turn off the water service or if perhaps there are no water service company, turn the main valve off on your own.

*Drain all your outside garden hoses, coil them up neatly, and stash them someplace inside to stop them from splitting
from the cold conditions.

*Drain all of the outside faucets and cover all of them with some sort of insulation product.

*Open up all of the sink and shower and bath fixtures and allow them to run until eventually all the water has cleared.

*If doable, drain your water heater by just opening up the valve. Don’t forget to shut off the electricity
or gas first. (This can be great to perform once a year, regardless if you are winterizing your plumbing or not.)

*Flush as well as drain all the toilet bowls and toilet tanks.

*Remove and also drain the sink traps and remove plugs from all of of your sinks. After that, change each of them
and fill up using a little bit of Motor home antifreeze. (This works well for sink traps, however you shouldn’t ever place antifreeze inside your dish washer, drinking system, or washer.)

Posted by your Clear Water Plumber.