Summertime is one of the best seasons of the year for your family to spend quality time with one another. Between school letting the kids out, work contracts slowing down, graduation parties, and vacations being planned — there’s a likely chance that your family is spending more time at home with one another. Whether your family is big or small, there’s going to be an increase in your water usage throughout your home. Increased water usage can contribute to potential plumbing problems, which is often the least of our worries when it comes to hosting family members for celebrations at home. However, keeping your utilities in tip-top working order is essential for your overall plumbing system’s health. Here are a few at-home measures to stay on top of your plumbing system this summer season.
Plumbing Tuneups: Check for Leaks
After any particularly frosty winter, it’s crucial to check your appliances for any potential leaks that may signal you require professional plumbing services. For at home plumbing tuneups, we recommend giving a thorough visual inspection of your home. You’ll want to check underneath your sinks, shower heads, bath faucets, water heaters, inside spigots, outdoor spigots, and around any pipes that water flows through. Look for any signs of pooling puddles of water, consistent drips, rust, or anything that seems out of the ordinary for your home’s plumbing system. If you notice a potential problem, contact your plumbing professional at Mahon Plumbing today for an on-site consultation and professional plumbing tuneups.
Slow Drains, Clogs, and Backups
Routine clogs can happen and are best avoided by not flushing anything other than human waste and a tank-friendly toilet paper down the drain. However, if your toilet is experiencing a clog or backup that isn’t resolved by a few plunger pumps, you might have a bigger plumbing problem on your hands that requires contacting a professional for plumbing tuneups. To avoid clogging your drains altogether, you can avoid putting anything other than soap and water into your plumbing system through your drains.
Schedule a Gutter Cleaning
Did you know that getting your gutters cleaned from debris, leaves, and other miscellaneous materials that have entered into your gutters can help prevent plumbing problems? Your gutters located on the exterior of your home help to lead water away from the foundation of your home. So, it’s essential to keep them clear to ensure that your house doesn’t fall victim to avoidable plumbing problems. By thoroughly scheduling a gutter cleaning, you are providing an easy at home plumbing tuneup for your property. If your house does experience plumbing problems, you can contact Mahon Plumbing to provide you with an on-site consultation and even emergency services on a 24/7 basis.
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have 25 years of experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.