How to Protect Your Home’s Plumbing System This Summer

We’re nearing the end of May, which means summer is just around the corner! The rising outdoor temperatures this time of year often coincide with increased household water usage. In fact, experts estimate that the amount of water a family uses can surge 25 to 50 percent during the warm summer months.

Whether you are planning an extended family vacation away or are staying closer to home this summer, you will want to do everything possible to give your plumbing system a break. Working to conserve water cannot only extend the life of your plumbing, it will also cut down on your monthly water expenses.

Here are two important ways you can protect your plumbing this summer:

  • Turn off the water when necessary. If you are planning a vacation, shut off the main water valve before leaving. There is always the possibility of a small leak existing that you are not aware of, which could become catastrophic if nobody is around to deal with it as quickly as possible. Closing the main vale cuts off the entire water supply and you will not risk potentially thousands of dollars in household repairs.
  • Be careful with the garbage disposal. While you spend hours this summer entertaining friends and family with barbeques and other get-togethers, you should be diligent when cleaning up. This is especially true when it comes to throwing away leftover food, as you never want to damage your garbage disposal with items it cannot handle. Foods to avoid putting down the disposal include anything greasy; celery, onion peels or other fibrous materials; and chicken bones.

If you experience any issues with your home’s plumbing during the summer, you will want it taken care of right away. To make an appointment with Mark Tango Plumbing, contact us online or over the phone at (781) 944-8043.

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