End of Summer Water Heater and Plumbing Hints and Tips

Summer is drawing to a close. And with it comes an increase in the average homeowner’s usage of their plumbing appliances and the system overall. So, before the warmer temperatures and longer days leave us, let’s go over some hints and tips that can help prepare your system for the Fall:
  • Check for leaks and pipe bursts
  • Look out for any water heater leaks or troubles
  • Make sure your faucets aren’t leaking
  • See if your toilet or other plumbing fixtures are securely attached
  • Look out for any drain clogs or obstructions
  • Check your water pressure
  • Make sure your toilet tank isn’t leaking

Check for Leaks and Pipe Bursts

Since you increased the amount of use you put your plumbing system through this summer, make sure you don’t have any leaking or burst pipes on your property. The five most commons signs of leaking and burst pipes are:
  • Rusty pipes
  • Increased water bills
  • Damaged floors
  • Stained or discolored walls and wallpaper
  • Ceiling stains
If you think you might have a leak or burst pipe, the chances are that you do. So, if you are worried about your leaky plumbing system, let the experts here at Water Heaters Masters take a look at them.

Look Out for Water Heater Leaks and Other Issues

Water heater issues are usually quite apparent. You will end up without hot water, or you’ll notice visible signs of leaks or damage quite readily. If you suspect that your water heater is having troubles, then have our team of professionals come out and take a look. Remember, even though it seems counterintuitive, you most likely used your water heater more during the summer than during other seasons (except maybe during Winter).

Make Sure Your Faucets are Secured and Leak-Free

Leaking faucets waste water and increase your water bill for no good reason. If you have noticed any leaky or loose faucets or spigots in your home or business, then take care of them quickly. The longer you wait, the worse those problems will become. Moreover, since you more than likely used your faucets more this summer, now is an excellent time to make sure they are all in perfect working order.

Check to See if Your Toilet is Tightly Secured

One major issue that our plumbers see during our end-of-summer plumbing checkups is a loose toilet. Your toilets shouldn’t wiggle and move when you sit on them. They should be tightly secured to the floor and plumbing they are attached to. If you notice a shakey or loose toilet, then contact the plumbing professionals here at Water Heaters Masters straight away.

Find and Remove Drain Clogs and Obstructions

Several signs point towards you having clogged or obstructed drains. Moreover, if you find yourself facing down any one of those signs, then now is the right time to get in touch with the Water Heaters Masters [team of drain cleaning professionals. Some of the more common signs of drain clogs and obstructions include:
  • Slow-moving drains
  • Bubbling or gurgling drains
  • Strange or bad-smelling odors coming up from your pipes
  • Backed up plumbing appliances elsewhere in your home or business

Check and Restore Your Building’s Water Pressure

The average water pressure for American households and businesses is 40 to 45 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch). If your water pressure is too low, then you will face issues. If your water pressure is too high, then you could potentially damage your plumbing appliances. To check your water pressure, you will need a unique tool that you can buy at your local hardware store. This tool screws onto a faucet or any spigot in your home and then gives you a readout of the water pressure from that source. If you find that it is too high or too low, then you will need to adjust the pressure at your water regulator valve.

Make Sure Your Toilet Tank Isn’t Leaking

Leaking toilet tanks waste tons of water and can drastically affect your monthly water bill. To check for leaky toilet tanks, put a little food coloring in the container on the back of the toilet and wait an hour or two. If you notice any colored water in your toilet bowl, then you have a leaky toilet and its time to contact our team of plumbing professionals to get it repaired.

Too Much? Leave Your End-of-Summer Plumbing Checkup to the Professionals

If any or all of this feels like it is beyond the scope of your abilities, then we can help. Give us a call here at Water Heaters Masters today, and we will help you schedule an end-of-summer plumbing checkup.