Back to School Plumbing Checklist

August 15, 2023

As the kids settle back into their school routines, homeowners finally have a bit more breathing room to tackle those maintenance projects that got pushed aside during the summer hustle.

To make this transition smoother, Show Plumbing has compiled a helpful checklist of four common plumbing issues that tend to crop up as we transition into the fall season. It’s an opportune moment to address these concerns, especially with the busy holiday season on the horizon.

Bathroom Drains

Ensuring a hassle-free bathroom experience for your family and guests is crucial. Take a moment to assess the flow of your bathroom drains – be it the sink, toilet, or shower.

If you notice sluggish drainage or backups, it might be a sign of a blockage within the pipes. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for swift and effective solutions. We’re here to provide quick service and get things back on track.

Garbage Disposal

Dealing with malfunctioning garbage disposal can be a major headache, especially during the bustling holiday season. Ensure your kitchen is fully operational before the festivities kick in. If your garbage disposal isn’t performing up to par or is showing signs of wear and tear, it’s time to explore your options.

With years of experience on hand, can guide you through repair or replacement decisions, offering upfront flat-rate pricing.

Hot Water

A cozy, warm shower is a must when the weather turns chilly. But does your home’s hot water supply meet your demands consistently? If not, it’s wise to have a licensed plumber inspect your water heater.

They’ll provide insights into its condition and offer tips to optimize hot water usage. Plus, bidding farewell to arguments over who gets the first shower will surely be appreciated by the whole family!

Laundry Drain

Living in Cypress means embracing the wet and muddy conditions that come with it. As winter approaches, the laundry room becomes a high-traffic area. Hence, it’s crucial not to overlook the maintenance needs of your laundry drain. Just like any other drain, it deserves some tender loving care.

Over time, dirt, soap, and debris from clothes can accumulate and cause issues. To ensure smooth laundry days, consider having a licensed plumber clean the laundry drain line.

This way, your kids’ muddy sports uniforms and pet towels will be good to go in no time.

Tips for Avoiding Plumbing Mishaps

Mornings can be quite chaotic, and accidents sometimes happen. Here’s a guide to help you prevent them and keep your plumbing in good shape:

  • Shower: To prevent a clogged drain, consider installing a screen on your shower drain. This will catch hair and soap residue.

Avoid using some chemical drain cleaners, as they can harm the environment and your plumbing.

  • Toilet: Keep the back of your toilet clear of any decorations that could accidentally fall in and cause a clog. Additionally, “flushable” wipes are not actually as degradable as they claim to be – it’s best to dispose of them in the trash.
  • Check Your Water Heater: With the school year in full swing, mornings are a rush, and your water heater works hard to provide hot water for showers, handwashing, and more. Schedule a maintenance check for your water heater to ensure it’s functioning properly.
  • Inspect Your Washing Machine: The leading cause of homeowner insurance claims is water damage from plumbing leaks.

To prevent potential disasters, make it a habit to inspect your washing machine and supply hose regularly. These hoses can crack due to age and wear, and catching an issue early can prevent water damage emergencies.

In Need of Assistance? Show Plumbing Has You Covered!

Take advantage of the back-to-school season to prioritize those essential plumbing repairs your home may require. With convenient appointment times available, Show Plumbing is your dependable local plumber, committed to working around your schedule. Whether you’re dealing with plumbing, gas, drain, or sewer concerns, we’re here to help.

To schedule service, give our team a call today at 281-860-2000!