Ahh, summer… sunshine, warmth, hanging laundry out to dry and spending time outdoors. What’s not to love? With temperatures reaching over 35°c in some areas of the U.K., it’s time to spend the best months of the year enjoying your family and friends - not worrying about your pipes. Get ready for the season with these 5 plumbing tips from Yabsta!
Turn Your Hot Water Heater Down
If hot showers and baths are a thing of the past for you in months like June, July and August, reducing the temperature of your hot water heater is a great way to save money and energy.
Protect Your Drains
Celebrating the warmth with a cookout? During cleanup, be sure to avoid washing grease, solid food and fat down the drain. Most aren’t equipped to handle these substances and materials, which can lead to a blockage.
Maintain Your Pool
If your home or business has a swimming pool, proper maintenance is key to enjoying those super hot days. Before the first dip, clean out the filter, remove any plugs and give all pipes and tubing a once-over. You must also top off the water level and adjust the chemicals. To assure safety, consider having the H2O professionally tested.
Check Your Boiler
As summer winds down, prepare for fall and winter by ensuring that your boiler is in good working order. Now’s the time - it will give you peace of mind knowing that your central heating system is in tip top shape when the time does come to switch it on. If necessary, employ a Gas Safe registered technician to fix any problems.
Do you have any fail-safe plumbing tips as spring winds down? We’d love to hear them in the comments!