3 Ways To Be Smart With Plumbing This Summer


The summer presents a lot of unique plumbing situations. Here are a few unique summer plumbing situations and how to deal with them.

#1 Going on Vacation

If you are going on a vacation that extends for more than a week, there are a few things you are going to want to do in regard to your plumbing. First, you are going to want to make sure that all of your faucets, inside and out, are closed and are not dripping any water. Dripping faucets waste water and could become more problematic when left alone.

Second, when you are out of town, you don't need to keep your water heater turned up. Turn down the temperature on your water heater while you are out of town. This will help reduce the energy that you use while you are out of town.

#2 Having Summer Parties

When having a summer party, all those extra guests can put a strain on your septic system. While you are having a summer party and lots of people over, make sure that you are not running your dishwasher, washing clothes, or taking a shower. Cut down on other water usage when you are hosting a summer party. Wait to wash clothing or run the dishwasher until everyone has gone home. When you know you will be using more water all at once during a party, try to restrict your water usage.

#3 Plan Carefully When Watering Outside

Plan when you water outside carefully. When you water during the heat of the day, a significant percentage of water is lost due to evaporation from the heat and doesn't even make its way to your plants.

Instead, you should water early in the morning, even before the sun comes up, or in the evening, after the sun is done hitting your yard. Watering during these times will allow more of the water to be absorbed by your plants and will cut down on water usage as your water usage will be more effective. Cut your summer water bill by being smart about when you water your plants and yard.

In the summertime, before you head off on vacation, make sure that you don't have any leaky pipes or faucets, and turn down the temperature on your water heater. When you host a lot of people for a summer party, put off other water-related activities until after the party. Water early in the morning or in the evening to use water more effectively.

For more information, contact a company like Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc.


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