Upgrade Old Appliances
As the temperatures rise, the ice maker in the fridge is likely using more water than usual to keep drinks cold. That’s great in one way, but it could also be increasing your monthly water bill. Summer is an excellent time to swap out inefficient shower heads, faucets, and other appliances for newer, more efficient models.
Maintain The Water Heater
During the hot summer months, many water heaters take their version of a vacation. Help yours kick back when it’s not in demand by turning down the temperature, especially if you’ll be going on vacation, too. This will save money by not heating water that won’t be used. Summer is also a good time to make sure a water heater is in good shape. A Gainesville plumber with Quality Plumbing of Gainesville Inc. will drain, clean, and inspect it and let you know of any issues that may require replacement.
Take Care Of The Washer & Dryer
If it feels like the usual amount of laundry doubles or triples during the summer, you’re not alone. Maintaining the washer is even more important as it works away to remove dirt, sand and salt from clothing. Periodically check the water hoses and lines connected to the washing machines for kinks, leaks, and/or loose connections. Quality Plumbing of Gainesville Inc. is regularly called for emergency plumbing repairs because of malfunctioning washing machines in the summer.
Plant & Water Strategically
Summers can be unbearably hot in Florida for people and plants alike. It seems like a good idea to give extra water to plants and flowers, but it should be done strategically. Make sure it happens in the early morning or late evening so the water has a chance to be absorbed before evaporating with the heat and sun. Florida-native plants and trees are able to withstand our summers without extra watering, which will also save you money.
Be Mindful Of Your Gainesville Plumbing
Many people enjoy hosting events with friends and family during the summer. But the extra people can put additional strain on your Gainesville plumbing, especially if the pipes need special concessions. Don’t hesitate to leave helpful notes and reminders to only flush toilet paper and to not put certain foods down the garbage disposal. Make trash cans and recycling bins easily accessible for everyone to use during their stay.