One of the smartest investments you can upgrade in your home is quality plumbing. Summer marks a time for fun in the sun, and we want to keep it that way. By following these simple tips, your fun in the sun time won’t be shortened, at least not by your plumbing system.

Is Plumbing Maintenance Necessary?

Yes, always! Plumbing, on average, makes up about 15% of your total home value. Plus, ensuring the longevity of your home’s plumbing system is essential for the water in your home and keeping that water clean. Even more so, having an up to date plumbing system in the summer months keeps the waste from entering your system and ultimately, your home. It is easy to call a plumber when there is an emergency, but we are here to inform you that plumbing problems can come with extensive water damage and make your home unsafe to live in. Taking preventative measures like the tips being discussed today, can save you from a massive headache and massive spending in the future.

When it comes to plumbing, trust-ability always comes into question almost instantly. Fortunately for you, we are up to date on the latest trends and technology. With an A+ BBB rating, we offer only high-quality products and repairs. Your technician will guide you through every step of the problem and make sure you receive long term solutions. If you feel like something is out of your depth, it probably is. Don’t be afraid to trust your instinct because at Greenwood Plumbing & Heating, we are always just a phone call away!

Summer Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Protect Your Garbage Disposal:

During the summer months, the kitchen’s garbage disposal is sure to see increased activity. As social activities commence, it may be best to throw leftovers out in the trash rather than down your sink. To prevent clogs, do not put stringy foods down the disposal and stay aware that fatty foods can also stick to drainpipes and cause clogs.

Test Your Sprinklers:

By testing your sprinkle heads before use, you are ensuring it still works properly to support your goal of having that fresh, green lawn you’ve been waiting all year for.

Inspect Sewer Line Pipes:

This time of year, backups in your sewer line are extremely common. Storm water, roots and other debris enters sewer pipes through small cracks and creates congestion. The best way to make sure your sewer line pipes are ready for the season is to have them inspected by one of our expert technicians.

Change Washing Machine Hoses:

Ensuring the washing machine is prepared for the extra work by having the hoses inspected for cracks, leaks, or bulging. Keep in mind, a washing machine hoses needs to be changed at least once every three years.

And for Good Measure:

The kids have been stuck inside for a while now and probably have a gist of what can and can’t go down the toilet, but just in case, it’s always good to remind them

 

We are family owned and operated, which means you will only receive good old fashioned customer service: courteous staff and techs, quality repairs, and an experience that will make you feel like you’re being helped by a friend rather than an impersonal contractor. With 20 professional staff members, including 15 technicians, we guarantee an experienced tech will be on their way to your door as soon as possible. No plumbing problem is too tough for us to handle. With our personalized attention to detail, every service call is personalized to your specific needs, whether you have a toilet clog, burst pipe, or damaged sewer line. Get in touch with us today to prepare your plumbing system for an easy-going summer!