During the summer months, you may notice that your water bill has skyrocketed. This may be a result of your increased water usage to combat the climbing temperatures. At Drainmen Plumbing, we don’t judge you for that. In fact, we value the comfort of our customer, which is why we provide plumbing and a variety of other services to guarantee it. However, in order to save costs and decrease usage in other places, here’s what to inspect to help prevent a plumbing disaster this summer:
One sure way to save costs on your water bill this summer is to inspect your devices to see if they have any leaks. Places to check include any faucets in the kitchen and bathroom, pipes under the sink, shower heads, and the water heater. Also make sure to check outdoor water sources such as the pool and water spigots. If there is water running around or near these devices, they may have a leak. Having a leak repaired can save you a money in the long run.
2. Water Pressure
High water pressure can lead to a multitude of issues for your home’s plumbing system. For instance, if you notice that your pipes are suddenly making banging noises, your water heating sources have experienced a shortened lifespan, or you have leaky faucets, then your water pressure may be contributing to other issues in your house.
Odors emitting from your draining sources is a sure sign that there may be something wrong with your plumbing. In more extreme cases, it could even become clogged, leading to build-up and even flooding. This can be due to hair, food, and other objects getting trapped in the pipes. A proactive approach to take is to seek a professional plumbing service to investigate the issue and provide a solution.
Your gutters are a main source of water flow. For this reason, they are more prone to leaking and flooding. Your gutters can become clogged which creates a backlog of water, thus increasing your water bills, and you don’t want that!