Summer is a fun time to enjoy the outdoors and relax with your loved ones. However, it’s important to make sure your home is ready for these warmer months. There are a few unique issues that homeowners could face in the summertime. Luckily, these can be avoided with a little maintenance beforehand. Here’s how to get your home ready for summer.
Check Your Plumbing and HVAC
Pipes aren’t the only part of your plumbing that requires a little maintenance. Leading up to the summer, it’s a good idea to check your fixtures, drains, and hvac system drain lines. It’s important to have your hvac system and drain lines inspected by a licensed professional, especially if you will be away from your home this summer. This is vital during the warm summer months as some homes tie the hvac condensate line into your plumbing system, such as a lavatory sink. If this line is stopped up, you might notice your lavatory sink start to fill up even when no one is utilizing it. This can become problematic when left unattended and unaddressed, as the sink could potentially overflow. Leading to time consuming and potentially expensive repairs. If you are experiencing frequent clogs or stoppages within your home, call a licensed professional to assess the lines and go over the recommended services.
Water Heater Inspection and Maintenance
Your hot water needs might not be the same all year round. For many families, hot water is vital to perform day to day responsibilities. As temperatures increase, you may start to notice a difference in the operation of your water heater, especially with older units. If you are noticing temperature fluctuations with your hot water, it probably is a good idea to have a licensed plumber inspect your unit. Once they assess your heater, they can review their recommendations on maintenance, repairs or replacement.
Start With an Inspection
Of course, everyone’s home will require different maintenance services. An inspection is one way to determine what needs to be done around the house. Spring is a great season for home inspections, as it allows homeowners to recover from winter damage while also preparing them for the summer months. A licensed plumber can come out and perform a home inspection on your plumbing system. That way if there are any needed repairs or services on your water heater, shut off valves or drain lines, you know before going on vacation this summer.
Let’s Get Your Home Summer-Ready!
Show Plumbing offers a variety of plumbing services to help you get your home ready for the season ahead. From simple inspections to complex repairs, our team has the expertise needed to get the job done right. Call 281-860-2000 to learn more.