Here are a few tips from the experts at Affordable Service on Plumbing Tips for Summer. Summertime is considered a relaxing season. Sunshine, longer days, more time outdoors, and the opportunity to lounge by the swimming pool are all things that help make this time of year a favorite for many. Although “summer” represents a break for many, it does not mean your plumbing is taking a break. In fact, with more people at your home, there may be even more strain on your system during summer. There are, however, some things you can do to make things run more smoothly. 

Preemptively checking the sewer system can be a good move. This can be done by expert technicians at the beginning of the season. Doing so helps head off unpleasant and potentially costly issues later on down the road. To schedule a check for your Albuquerque or Rio Rancho home or business, reach out to us.

Another good practice to follow is to take it easy on your bathroom plumbing and toilets This means being mindful of what you are flushing and allowing to go down your drains. This includes feminine hygiene products, “flushable” wipes, and other items that could obstruct your pipes.

The garbage disposal and kitchen sink is another area to keep an eye on. Disposing of items such as eggshells, coffee grounds, and oils/fats can damage or obstruct your kitchen pipes. With summer BBQs ahead, make sure you are on top of what goes down your kitchen sink and into your plumbing. Notifying guests of these rules may also be helpful.

We also suggest using care when it comes to your washing machine. It’s important to not overload the machine. Make sure to use the appropriate level of water for the load size and choose a detergent that is gentle on the system. This will help with plumbing issues as well as prolong the life of your machine.

We all know that plumbing emergencies can happen. If something does go wrong, reach out to the team at Affordable Service. We are available 24/7! Let us help you have a stress free summer!