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Summer is upon us. Good weather and sunny days make this season ideal for holidays, recreational activities, and outdoor adventures. Summer is also a great time of the year to take care of the house maintenance issues. Plumbing, electrical, and gas installations are likely to have been stressed from the heavy use during the winter time. The harsh weather and natural elements of the winter season can cause damage to external pipes and plumbing systems.
During the summer, households in Myrtle Beach, SC, tend to use more water than usual. In addition to ordinary appliances pool pumps, water cooling systems, and garden sprinklers are often used during the summer to provide comfort and relief from the heat. Calling a plumber to check the correct installation and the condition of your plumbing system can save you from a lot of headaches.
Just imagine the inconvenience of experiencing a water outage out of the blue during August.
As a plumber can tell you, water leaks and outages may come without warning. This is because a person without experience around plumbing installations simply doesn’t know where to look for problems. That’s why it’s always recommended to seek professional experience when it comes to plumbing.
Hiring a plumber for summer maintenance is always a good idea. Especially if you are planning to leave the house unattended for prolonged periods of time. When setting out for holidays, it’s nice to know that your property has been thoroughly checked by a professional in advance. That way you can enjoy your holidays without worrying about unexpected surprises on your return.
Plumbing maintenance is the key to a healthy and functioning household. In the next few lines you can find more information about the critical parts of the plumbing system and how a summer check can put your mind at rest and help you prepare the property for the winter season.
Water Flow Checks
Fresh water is a precious commodity for all houses in Myrtle Beach, SC. Local plumbers have to deal with water pressure issues on a daily basis. Have you noticed that the water in the shower is coming out slower than usual? That’s a sign that one of the house’s fresh water pipes may need a replacement. Pressurized water is flowing through hidden pipes around the house, providing water in all the different facilities connected through the plumbing network.
The daily use of these appliances can allow for salts and limescale to form around the pipes. In addition, corrosion and rust can weaken the structure of the pipe, causing a leak. Water leaks can happen anywhere near a pipe and if the problem isn’t too serious, it can go unnoticed. A professional is equipped with all the necessary equipment and knowledge required to thoroughly inspect the condition of the plumbing system.
With the increased requirement of water supply during the summer, a minor leak can quickly escalate to a flooding risk. The only place that deserves to become flooded with water this summer is your pool. If you notice that a faucet or a pipe is dripping water, don’t wait until it’s too late. Summer maintenance checks are much more cost-effective than emergency maintenance.
Flow Valve Checks
Flow valves are used to control the flow of the water around the house. Valves are commonly used from a plumber to isolate an area of the house for maintenance or during an emergency. It’s essential for those valves to be in good condition as they can save you from a lot of trouble. If you are planning to fly away for holidays, you may ask your plumber for advice as you can turn the valves completely during your absence.
While a healthy valve can make life easier, a faulty one can cause a lot of inconvenience. Rusty and aged valves may lose their ability to contain the water inside the pipe. As the water is flowing with pressure, a problem with the valve can end up in water leak. As discussed above, a water leak can cause a variety of issues ranging from a drop in the pressure all the way to a flood. Next time you have a plumber around the property, make sure to ask more about the importance of healthy flow valves.
Once you know that the fresh water supply part is healthy, it’s time to have a look at any external watering systems you may own. During summer, activities such as gardening, and pool-swimming can put a stress on the condition of the house’s plumbing.
Owning a pool is an amazing perk that comes with lots of benefits. During the summer season, you may turn your yard into your privately-owned tropical paradise. However, in order to enjoy this, it’s essential to call a plumber for some ordinary maintenance.
Since the pool is exposed to nature, contaminants such as leaves, soil, and dirt can contaminate the water and even block the drain system used to empty the well. A professional cleaning crew can safely inspect the condition of the pool and leave the water crystal clear for you to enjoy.
Drain Cleaning Service
Keeping the drains clean during summer is really important. Showers, clothes washing, and increased household activities mean that more and more waste water is entering the drain system. When the water contains grease, soil, and dirt stubborn clogs can form within the drain. A clog will restrict the waste water to flow outside the house and it can render plumbing appliances around the house to seize working. Arranging for a drain cleaning service, can save you from the hassle of dealing with waste water and blocked drains during the summer.
Get In Touch
When you are ready for your next maintenance session, give us a call. Serving local households specialists at Benjamin Franklin’s plumbers are standing by ready to tackle any issues you might have with plumbing. Whether you want to find out more or arrange a maintenance visit, get in touch today.