Prevent Plumbing Issues Caused By Increased Water Usage This Summer

Posted on August 9, 2016

Home plumbing systems take on a heavy workload in the summer.

This is a result of increased water usage because the kids are home from school for the summer. They take more showers, flush the toilets more and turn on the tap for more glasses of water. Water usage also spikes when swimming pools are filled and maintained and lawns and gardens are hydrated.

The summer break is just about over for most school kids and it is a good time to assess just how much wear and tear your plumbing has absorbed the past few months. By adding up the accumulative effect on your home’s network of pipes and fixtures, your plumbing system likely needs some maintenance. Common problems can include leaking pipes/fixtures, running toilets and clogged or blocked garbage disposals and main drains. Appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, water purification systems and water heaters can also suffer wear and tear due to increased usage.

If your system needs some attention or it’s just time for regular maintenance, give General Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call today. Our licensed professionals are ready to take care of any and all plumbing needs, including:

  • Water Heaters. Hot water need not be expensive or in short supply
  • Water Treatment. Purified, filtered water at your call
  • Garbage Disposal Installation. Easy, efficient and eco-friendly kitchen clean up
  • New Plumbing. Professional turnkey pipe/fixture/appliance installations
  • Under Sink Water Filtration. Safe, better tasting water right from the faucet
  • Backflow Preventers. Professional installation, assessment and service.
  • Water and Sewer Line Repairs and Replacements. Faulty or clogged lines/drains get expensive quick.

In our part of the country, we should always remember to conserve water whenever we can. This can be done in many different ways, including taking fewer and shorter showers, reducing/eliminating lawn watering and making sure your washing machine and dishwasher are not run until they are full. For complete plumbing service and for more information on how you can do your part in conserving water, call The General today.

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