The Texas heat can be sweltering. While we all know that the heat affects people, it can also affect your home. Plumbing systems can be especially vulnerable to temperature changes. Below, we’ll share how the Texas heat can affect your plumbing system and how homeowners can keep their plumbing and fixtures in the best shape possible.
Leaking pipes are a common plumbing issue in the summer months. This is for a few different reasons. Of course, one culprit could be using your pool, sprinkler system, and garden hoses more frequently during the summer. However, another issue is the summer heat itself, which can cause the water inside your pipes to expand leading to a leak on the line. This makes your water lines and pipes more vulnerable to leaks, cracks, and other types of damage.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is another common summer problem. Just like leaks, low water pressure can be caused by temperature changes, overuse, or a variety of other issues. Low water pressure is annoying, especially when it’s hot outside. However, it can also be a sign of a plumbing issue, so always get a licensed professional to perform an inspection if you notice pressure changes.
Here in Texas, summers are hot! That is why most homeowners tend to turn up their a/c during the hot summer months. Pay attention to where you’re a/c line drains into, for example a lavatory sink, or outside the home. During the summer months, these condensation lines are notorious for clogging which creates the drain lines to back up. That is why it is recommended to get you’re a/c line cleared at the beginning of summer by a licensed technician to try and prevent the a/c line from backing up.
Lots of us love hosting friends and family over the summer. However, the extra guests can put a burden on your plumbing. Toilets and garbage disposals are also areas known to clog during the summer. Have a licensed technician visit your home before your big barbecue or pool party to make sure your plumbing is ready to go.
With the Texas heat comes concerns with your water heater. Temperature changes and extreme heat can lead to a failing water heater. Before you go on vacation this summer, have a licensed technician inspect your unit to ensure proper operation and that there are no leaks on the system. Once they inspect the current condition of your water heater, your licensed technician should be able to go over any necessary repair or replacement options.
We Can Help You Handle the Heat
The Show Plumbing team has been working in Cypress for decades, which means we uniquely understand how the Texas heat can affect your pipes. We offer a variety of services specifically designed to protect you and your home. Call us today at 281-860-2000 to learn more.