It’s summertime which means midday bike rides through Central park and lots of outdoor patios. It’s also prime time for a whole new set of potential plumbing problems. Plumbing can slip our minds with our busy New York lives, but taking preventive actions will help protect your home and your wallet from unexpected plumbing problems.
So where do you start? Let the Brooklyn home service professionals at Petri Plumbing help you monitor and protect your home from serious plumbing issues.
Disposals. Cookouts and dinner parties seem to hit all-time peaks during the warmer months. You’ve got watermelon rinds, veggies and other garbage to dispose. Think twice before dumping them down the drain. Organic produce and grease can damage your disposal blades. This can lead to clogged drains and unnecessary odors. Run cold water before and after you run the disposal to clear any garbage.
Washing Machines. Summer activities can put a strain on your washing machine. The pool days, weekend excursions and the blistering New York temperatures cause more frequent washings. To ensure no mechanical problems, run your machines while you’re home so if a leak happens, you can stop the machine immediately and call a professional. It’s also advised to move your washing machine away from the wall to avoid any bends in your hose.
Toilets. Toilets get used more frequently during the summer. This may be because children are home instead of at school. It’s important to teach your kids how to use a moderate amount of toilet paper and what not to flush down the toilet.
Our home service professionals are always at hand if you ever have a question or concern. You should especially call one of our certified experts if you encounter any emergency plumbing problems. Contact us today at (718) 748-1254 to schedule any maintenance or repairs with your trusted Petri Plumbing team.