As we gear up for the sizzling summer season, many homeowners in our sunny Sarasota community are focused on their air conditioning systems and how they can keep cool. But what about your plumbing? As experts at Veteran Air, we know that proper plumbing maintenance is just as important as your HVAC system.
Let’s dive into our plumbing checklist, brought to you by our pros at Veteran Air.
Turn Down Your Water Heater
Most water heaters are set at a standard 120 degrees Fahrenheit. However, during the summer, you might find that you can comfortably lower this setting, given the warmer ambient temperatures.
Not only will this provide adequate hot water for showers and household chores, but it also reduces the risk of overheating and saves on energy costs.
Pay Attention > Signs Your Water Heater Is Struggling!
Inspecting and Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal
Summer is a time for outdoor barbecues and fresh fruits, both of which can put a lot of strain on your garbage disposal.
Be sure to avoid throwing the following down your disposal:
- Hard fruit pits
- Corn cobs
- Cooking oils
- Fat or grease
These can cause significant damage.
Regularly cleaning your disposal with a mixture of vinegar and warm water can also help ensure it continues running smoothly.
Checking Your Washing Machine
The start of the season is an excellent time to check your washing machine for any potential issues. Heat can cause wear to hoses and other components, so look for any signs of leaks, cracks in the hoses, or bulges.
As families tend to have more laundry during the hot months due to outdoor activities and vacations, ensuring your washing machine is in top shape is crucial.
Assessing Your Sewer Line
Summer rain can seep into any cracks in your sewer line, leading to blockages and possible backflow. Have a professional from Veteran Air check your sewer line for any potential issues!
Choosing the Right Plumbing Maintenance
While all these checks can be performed on your own, it’s crucial to call in the pros for a comprehensive plumbing inspection. This allows you to catch minor issues before they turn into significant problems, saving you time and money in the long run.
Working with Veteran Air means choosing a team with deep expertise in both HVAC and plumbing systems. Our team can provide you with personalized advice tailored to your home’s specific needs.
Practicing Safe Plumbing Habits
As you get your plumbing ready for summer, remember to be mindful of how you use your systems. Avoid overloading your washing machine or garbage disposal and be conscious of the temperature setting on your water heater.
Safe and thoughtful use of your plumbing can prevent unnecessary damage and extend the lifespan of your systems.
Ready to Gear Up for Summer? Call Veteran Air!
At Veteran Air, we understand the necessity of preparation for the summer season and are committed to offering the services and guidance you need! Our team members are committed to serving our community with top-quality services. Whether you need assistance with HVAC system maintenance, plumbing inspections, or AC repairs, we’re here to help.