If you’ve got guests coming to visit, you may think that you don’t need to change how you care for your plumbing. Our team at Able Plumbing knows that proper plumbing care is vital, especially when you’ve got added guests straining your systems. It’s important to pay attention to the usage of your plumbing systems as guests stay within your home. If possible, pace the showers that everyone takes so you’re not straining your water heater and pipes all at once.
Pacing some showers in the morning and others in the evening can help keep your water heater in check. Also, keep an eye out for leaks, slow draining sinks and other signs of plumbing issues that need the attention of a professional plumber. By working to keep your plumbing systems from too much added strain, you can help ensure you avoid major plumbing problems.
Of course, plumbing also faces different challenges depending on the situation. If you’re heading out of town, there are some steps you can take to keep your plumbing in great shape while you’re gone. At Able Plumbing, we recommend keeping your toilets free from a buildup of stains by adding half a cup of chlorine into the bowl to keep bacteria from building up and creating stains while you’re gone.
If you won’t be home for some time, it may also be a good idea to switch off your main water valve. This keeps leaks from forming in places you may not know of, and it helps keep your utility bills lower. You can also lower the output of your water heater, which won’t need to work as hard while you’re gone.