Published on May 31, 2019

Avoiding Summer Plumbing Problems – Part 1

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Long summer months are just around the corner for Brevard County residents. You may already be thinking ahead and booking vacations, daydreaming about days spent at the beach, and planning for ways to keep the kiddos busy and entertained! At Sun Plumbing, we want to help you save money and focus on what’s really important during the summer months…FUN! So here are some suggestions for preventative maintenance ideas you can adopt when it comes to your household plumbing. Maybe incorporating these ideas in your own home will free up some money to use having fun, instead of on costly plumbing issues and repairs! So, let’s take a look and see what you can do to save time, energy, and money and enjoy splashing around in the ocean instead of dealing with expensive and/or emergency plumbing issues.

Sewer Line Problems

Your sewer line is susceptible to numerous problems because it is the largest drain in your home.  Summertime backups are common due to an increase in rainwater from summer storms entering sewer pipes through cracks. Springtime root growth can infiltrate your sewer line and quickly cause damage to pipes. Shifting soil can lead to cracked, misaligned, broken, or collapsed pipes. Grease or other objects can form a blockage restricting proper water flow through sewer lines. Leaking joints or broken seals can cause water to escape pipes and gather in surrounding areas. By preventatively having your sewer line inspected every 3 to 5 years for cracks, breaks or potential problems, you can hopefully prevent major costly replacements and correct any issues with a small repair service. A simple cleanout or spot repair would far outweigh a costly repair and help you to keep your summer carefree.

Hot Water Heaters

Since the dog days of Florida summers are hot enough, taking a scorching shower is not as high on the priority list as it is during winter months. Why not save some money and turn down the temperature on your hot water heater and save on heating costs? When you are out in the sweltering summer sun having fun all day, a cool shower will be way more refreshing anyway. Also, take some time to inspect your hot water heater for leaks. Typically, water heaters last between eight and twelve years. If there is moisture under your aged unit, you may want to have it inspected or replaced. It would be better to go without hot water in the summer than winter! Another money saving tip is to turn down the temperature on your water heater when you head out on vacation. For a water heater repair in Melbourne, FL, give us a call!

Take the time and effort now to check on your plumbing so you and your family can enjoy the carefree, fun-filled days of summer relaxing instead of dealing with costly and time-consuming plumbing problems. Schedule an inspection or annual maintenance of your water heater and sewer lines now as a preventative investment and enjoy the summer months instead of paying for something other than a family vacation. Sun Plumbing is ready to serve you in the areas of Viera and Melbourne, Florida. We are the Best Under the Sun for plumbing services. Schedule an appointment today!

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