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Top 5 Plumbing Tips Homeowners Should Follow This Summer

Summer is well on its way, and with it brings added stress on your plumbing. With your kids out of school and friends and family over for get-togethers, there can be a huge increase in traffic in your home this summer. You may find there are more toilet flushes, more clothes to wash and more dishes to clean. Here are the top 5 plumbing tips homeowners should follow this summer. 

1. Prevent Toilet Clogs

Toilet clogs can be frustrating, but we’ve all been there. With the increase of traffic in your home this summer, make sure you and your guests don’t flush anything that isn’t waste or toilet paper. Contrary to popular belief, even flushable wipes aren’t the best for your plumbing system! This is because they’re harder to break down than simple toilet paper.

2. Inspect Your Home For Leaks

One of the first things you can do this summer is look around your home for any signs of potential leaks. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average home’s leaks account for 10,000 gallons of water wasted per year. To avoid this, make sure your most leak-prone areas of the home are leak-free. These areas include your toilet, faucets, showerheads, sinks, etc. 

3. Save Water

Saving water in the summer can be tough. In fact, your water usage probably increases significantly in the summer months. However, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re only using water when and where you need it. Try taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet when you’re brushing your teeth, or fully loading the dishwasher and washing machine before running a cycle. These small changes can have a huge impact! 

4. Clean Your Drains

Drains should be maintained and cleaned every so often to avoid clogs. If they clog up, it could cause damage to your drains that will eventually lead to cracks and leaks. Consider investing in professional drain cleaning services and use a mesh filter or hair-catcher to avoid clogs in your bathroom going forward. 

5. Schedule An Appointment With A Plumber

While it’s tempting to handle all the plumbing maintenance tasks on your own, sometimes they call for the assistance of a professional. Take time this summer to schedule an appointment with a plumber to inspect your plumbing and ensure it’s ready to face summer. A professional inspection can help catch issues early and help prevent expensive repairs in the future. Ultimately, you can save money this way. 

Contact Legacy 4 Plumbing For All Your Plumbing Needs in Oklahoma City, OK and Surrounding Areas Today!

At Legacy 4 Plumbing, we are committed to your safety, comfort, and peace of mind. Whether you need professional drain cleaning, an emergency repair, a plumbing inspection, or help detecting a hidden water leak, we are here for all your plumbing needs – no matter how big or small. Contact us today at 405-547-0354 or online here.

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