May 21, 2013

At Woodfin, we are always looking for ways to ensure your home comfort. Summertime is for relaxing and we want nothing more than for our customers to enjoy their time off without facing a plumbing problem. Before the sunnier days arrive, there are a few precautionary steps you can take to have fun in the sun without facing a meltdown. These steps not only avoid headaches later, but also save money, which can be put toward vacations.

In the summer, water usage is particularly high. An average family’s water usage is typically increased by 25 to 50 percent. The more water you use, the bigger chance you have of a plumbing setback occurring. That’s why we’re here to provide a few pointers before small problems potentially become big ones.

Clean and maintain your sprinklers regularly. If you have a sprinkler head that’s not working properly and sticks out of your lawn, you run the risk of a lawn mower accidentally breaking it. Clean and maintain your sprinklers as to avoid future costs.

Research before you plant trees. lf you’re not careful, tree roots can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. If you’ve recently planted a tree, check to see if there is water oozing out of your lawn or if the water pressure is unusually low. A Woodfin plumber can attack the problem at an early stage, before the damages worsen.

Check for leaks. The cold winter months might have caused damage to your outdoor plumbing. Inspect your hose. A leak could affect outdoor activities.

Follow these simple steps to make your summer easier and more enjoyable or contact Your Home Team at Woodfin. If a problem occurs, Woodfin’s expert plumbers can easily diagnose the problem and treat it with the most advanced solutions.

By Kelly Williams 
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