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Summer is a more casual, relaxed season for many people, but it’s not a time to completely forget about your plumbing. While you’re always welcome to reach out to a plumber in Greenwich, CT from JNR Plumbing if you need urgent assistance, we also like to help our customers avoid plumbing-related surprises whenever possible. Below, we present a plumbing maintenance checklist for summer.
Check Your Hoses and Sprinklers
Summer is when hoses and sprinklers are frequently used. This is why we recommend checking these two water features and connecting parts for signs of holes or leaks. Another way to avoid plumbing repairs because of a leaking hose is to use a hose wheel. Doing so reduces stress on the hose and where it connects to your outdoor spigot or faucet. With sprinklers, also check for rust and corrosion to avoid blockages and other issues.
Drain Your Hot Water Heater
Sediment builds up over time in tank-based water heaters, which could result in an emergency plumbing situation if a leak occurs. Summer is a good time to drain your water heater to clear out sediment and reduce corrosion and wear. Tankless water heaters can also be drained to protect internal parts exposed to water. Follow your manufacturer’s instructions for doing this, or give us a call.
Clean Your Shower Heads and Check Drains
If you or various members of your family normally spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer, your shower may be used more often. Prepare your shower for this extra usage by cleaning the shower head. A quick and easy way to do this is to remove it and soak it in a bucket of water and vinegar. As long as you’re cleaning your shower head, check your bathroom and kitchen drains. Look for any signs of slow drainage or other issues as well and schedule prompt plumbing services.
Clean Your Gutters
Gutters can have leftover debris from fall, winter, or spring that’s still there as summer begins. Prepare your gutters for summer storms by cleaning them and checking for any obstructions or structural problems.
JNR Plumbing is the plumbing company to call for professional inspections of your plumbing system before, during, or after the summer season. If anything is found that needs some attention, we’ll explain the problem and recommend an affordable, long-term solution. Contact us today for fast, reliable plumbing solutions.