From regular hose and sprinkler system use to doing extra loads of laundry, your plumbing system sees a lot of action in the summer. At Martens Plumbing & Heating, we know all about these problems—and we can help you fix and prevent them. We’re sharing three helpful summer plumbing tips below. Use them to keep your home running efficiently all season long, and call us at 262-363-7146 with questions.
Use the Garbage Disposal Sparingly
One of the best parts of summer is firing up the grill for any and all occasions. But be careful what you put down the garbage disposal—it’s not a catch-all for food scraps and waste. Fatty foods like hamburger meat and grease can easily stick to your drainpipe, build up, and cause stubborn clogs. In general, try to only put soft foods or liquid in the disposal.
Turn Down Your Water Heater While You’re Away
Summer is a great time to take a trip away from home. But before you go, turn down your water heater—after all, you won’t be using it, so you may as well give it a break. It’s a great way to save energy and unnecessary stress on your system.
Looking for other ways to save money? Try turning down your air conditioner, too.
Be Smart About Water Use
You may be tempted to take more frequent showers to keep cool in the warm weather or continuously run sprinklers on humid days. While both are necessities, being smart about how you use water can help you protect your pipes from overuse while also helping you save money on your utility bills.
Also consider investing in water-efficient appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines, to take water conservation to the next level.
For More Summer Plumbing Tips, Contact Martens Today
No matter what problem your plumbing system might be facing, rest assured that our team has the perfect solution. We’ve mastered the art of plumbing repair—we have the expertise, skill, and tools to meet all your needs.