Summertime Plumbing Preparedness: Getting Your Pipes Ready for the Heat

As the temperatures rise and we gear up for the summer months, it’s crucial to ensure your plumbing is ready to handle the heat. Many homeowners overlook the strain that summer can put on their plumbing systems. At Trenchless Pipe Repair of NH, we believe in proactive maintenance to prevent the inconvenience of plumbing failures during the hottest days of the year. Here’s your go-to guide for getting your pipes summer-ready, ensuring you can enjoy the season with peace of mind.

Check Your Outdoor Plumbing

Summer means more time spent outdoors, which often translates to increased use of outdoor plumbing. Whether it’s watering your garden, filling a pool, or simply using your outdoor kitchen, the demand on these systems can expose any underlying issues.

  • Inspect Outdoor Faucets and Hose Bibs: Make sure all outdoor faucets and hose bibs are functioning correctly and not leaking. A small drip can waste a significant amount of water over the course of the season.
  • Test Sprinkler Systems: Run your sprinkler system through a full cycle to check for damaged sprinkler heads or leaks in the lines. Early detection can save water and prevent yard flooding.

Maintain Your Water Heater

Your water heater works harder during colder months, but don’t neglect it in the summer. Increased activities that require hot water, such as hosting guests or extra laundry, can tax your water heater.

  • Flush the Tank: Annually flushing out your water heater can remove sediment buildup, which affects efficiency and longevity.
  • Check the Temperature Setting: Setting your water heater to around 120 degrees provides the ideal balance between energy efficiency and hot water supply.

Prepare for Vacation Mode

If you’re planning a summer vacation, some simple plumbing preparations can prevent disasters while you’re away. The last thing you want is to come home to a plumbing emergency.

  • Turn Off the Main Water Supply: If no one is going to be home for an extended period, consider turning off the main water supply. This minimizes the chances of coming home to water damage from a burst pipe.
  • Clear All Drains: Ensure all your drains are clear of obstructions to prevent any backups while you’re away, especially during summer storms that could lead to sudden flooding.

Monitor for Leaks

With increased usage of all household plumbing facilities during the summer, small leaks can become big problems. Pay attention to your water bill; an unexplained increase can be a telltale sign of a leak.

  • Check Appliances: Inspect your dishwasher, washing machine, and refrigerator for any signs of leaking.
  • Listen for Running Toilets: Running toilets can waste a significant amount of water. Listening for and fixing any leaks can lead to savings on your water bill.

Why Trenchless Repair is Ideal for Summer

If you do find issues with your plumbing, trenchless repair methods are ideal for the summer months. They require minimal excavation, so your landscaping remains intact during what is often the peak of outdoor enjoyment. Trenchless repairs can be completed quickly, reducing the disruption to your summer activities.

Get Summer-Ready with Expert Trenchless Solutions from Trenchless Pipe Repair of NH

At Trenchless Pipe Repair of NH, we specialize in efficient, effective trenchless solutions that help you manage your plumbing needs without the mess or hassle of traditional methods. If you’re concerned about your plumbing system as the weather heats up, or if you’d like more information on maintaining your home’s plumbing, contact us. We’re here to ensure your summertime is as relaxing and trouble-free as possible, with a fully functional plumbing system to support your season’s activities.

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For more information about us or any of our trenchless pipe repair or replacement services, get in touch with us at Trenchless Pipe Repair of New England today. Call our team or fill out the form to schedule an appointment. Make your stress our stress today and let us help you get back to normal life with your family or running your business and serving your own clients and worry about more important things…like how the New England Patriots or Boston Red Sox are going to do next year.