Summer Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

Summer is finally here, and while you may be focused on fun in the sun, it's important not to neglect your plumbing system. The hot weather can strain your pipes and fixtures, leading to potential issues if improperly maintained. To help you keep your plumbing in top shape this summer, we've compiled a comprehensive task checklist. From checking for leaks to inspecting your outdoor faucets, following these steps will ensure your plumbing system runs smoothly all season long.

1. Inspect Your Outdoor Faucets

With summer comes increased use of outdoor faucets for watering plants, washing the car, or filling up the kiddie pool. Before you start using them regularly, take the time to inspect each faucet for leaks or damage. Check for any signs of corrosion or rust, and ensure the handles turn quickly without any resistance. If you notice any issues, it's best to address them immediately to prevent further damage.

2. Clean Your Gutters

Clogged gutters can lead to water backup and drainage issues, which can pressure your plumbing system. Take the time to clean out your gutters regularly throughout the summer to ensure that water can flow freely away from your home. This simple task can help prevent costly water damage and keep your plumbing running smoothly.

3. Check Your Water Heater

Hot weather means more showers and laundry loads, so ensuring your water heater is functioning properly is essential. Check for any signs of leaks or corrosion around the tank, and listen for any strange noises when it's running. If you notice any issues, it may be time to call a professional plumber for an inspection or repairs.

4. Inspect Your Sump Pump

Heavy summer rains can lead to basements or crawl spaces flooding if your sump pump isn't working correctly. Test your sump pump before the rainy season hits by pouring water into the pit and ensuring it activates properly. If you have concerns about its performance, contact a plumber to inspect or replace it as needed.

5. Schedule a Professional Inspection

While there are many tasks you can do yourself to maintain your plumbing system this summer, it's always a good idea to schedule a professional inspection at least once a year. A qualified plumber can identify potential issues before they become major problems and offer solutions to keep your plumbing in top condition. Don't wait until something goes wrong – proactively maintain your plumbing system.

Same-Day Plumbing in Demopolis

As you tackle your summer plumbing maintenance, remember that Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Electric is here to assist you with all your home service needs. Our experienced team can help ensure your plumbing system is in top shape for the summer and beyond. Contact us today at (334) 231-6980 to schedule a service or for more information on how we can help you maintain a safe and efficient home. Let's make this summer a breeze with a well-maintained plumbing system!