Have the washing machine serviced regularly: Summer comes with many outdoor activities, with most of them resulting to more dirty clothes. This means the washing machine will be under constant use until the season is over. Ensuring it is serviced regularly, as well as replacing its hoses at least once in 3 years is recommended.
South Devon Plumbing & Heating recommends that washing machine be at least 4 inches from the wall. This helps prevent hose damage and kinking. Remember to turn the washer off when not in use.
Clear the drainage pipes in the attic: The warm/hot weather in summer comes with many challenges – leakages in the attic being among them. Condensation in the attic may cause leakages especially if drainage ducts are blocked. Having these checked out by a professional (ARS) can help prevent any form of an emergency from the same.
Unclog the kitchen sink: If not checked regularly, kitchen sinks can cause flooding in your kitchen. One of the reasons for this is that, most people will through almost anything into the sink. This includes cornhusks, banana peels, fibrous foods, and oily foods. You also need to be careful not to throw any ‘instant’ foods or potato mixes in the sink as well. These will attract other particles causing a clog in the same. Nonetheless, you can take care of this by running cold water under high pressure on the sink.
Turn down the water heater to save energy: If headed for a vacation, it would be advisable to turn down the water heater, and turn up the refrigerator to save energy. You may however have to remove dairy products, meat, greens, and other highly perishable foods.
Schedule annual maintenance: Although the above mentioned tips may keep your plumbing system in check, it’s advisable to have an experienced plumber service these at least once a year. This helps prevent unseen problems and damage to appliances.