When hot weather is upon us, most people are naturally more active and use more water in their daily lives. So, it’s no surprise that people often have more plumbing problems during the summer months. Fortunately, you can take care of your plumbing system needs before summer arrives — and before problems arise. These tips can help you stay proactive when it comes to keeping your plumbing system running smoothly all summer long.
Summer is the time when families go on vacation. If you’re preparing to go away on vacation, you can save some cash by turning down the temperature on your water heater. Turning down the temperature 10 degrees Fahrenheit saves 3 to 5 percent on energy costs.
Speaking of summer activities, many families spend the day in the pool while smaller children enjoy running through the sprinklers. All of these water activities involve doing more laundry. Protect your washing machine by not putting too many clothes and large towels in it during the summer. An over-stuffed washing machine can’t operate correctly and may create the need for a costly repair.
Your toilets work overtime in the summer because children are home more often during summer break. That’s why you’ll want to make sure your toilets are working properly at all times. For example, your toilet should not constantly run after flushing it. Your toilet should also not make strange noises or overflow when you flush it. Although it goes without saying, don’t flush cotton swabs or any other foreign objects. These items clog your toilet and damage plumbing.
When you need plumbing service and repair, look no further than Stahl Plumbing. We are Pittsburgh’s most trusted service company. Our expert plumbers have years of experience and know-how that will ensure your plumbing repair service is done in an expert, friendly, and timely manner. Do you have an emergency plumbing issue? No problem! Is your air conditioning or heating system causing you problems? We can handle it in no time! Give us a call or visit our website to learn more about the many services we offer to local Pittsburgh residents. We look forward to working with you and getting your house in tip-top shape.