As we near the end of summer, it’s easy to marvel at where the time went. Did you get everything done this season that you wanted to do? Many families are taking advantage of the recently reopened world to make memories around the country.
But with so much time gone, is your home ready for autumn? While it may seem like fall is still far in the future, it’s never too early to make a list and slowly start to check off the Must-Dos before a new season begins. That’s why the Steve's Plumbing Service team put together our list of the most important tasks to complete at home before the end of summer.
Drain and Flush the Water Heater
If you have a traditional water heater, draining the tank at least once a year is a necessary way to both protect your appliance from damage and improve its lifespan. Allowing sediment to build up inside the tank and on the heating element can be an expensive fix.
If you need instructions for how to complete this relatively simple DIY, check our past blog post!
Check for Leaks
We use water every day in our homes. But when is the last time you checked on all the water sources in your home? Check all outdoor faucets, sinks, exposed pipes, and other water taps to ensure everything is functioning correctly.
You can check for leaks by looking and feeling for moisture around the base of the faucet or tap. If you find any leaks or are worried about hidden leaks, call our team!
Clear the Drains
If you have been putting off fixing any slow draining or recurring clogs in your plumbing, now is the time to schedule a visit from your local plumber. Fall and winter put a massive strain on your plumbing system. Food waste from rich meals heavy in meats and starches can increase the likelihood or frequency of clogs. Our plumbing also sees heavier use during the holiday season (especially if you plan to host any family gatherings).
Store-bought chemical drain cleaners may work in an emergency, but they can also damage your pipes and cause more problems over time. If you’re in need of plumbing services before fall, contact Steve's Plumbing Service online or by phone at (808) 431-3646 to speak to a member of our team and schedule an appointment today!