We all agree that summertime is the best time of the year! Summer is a time for spending lots of quality time with family and friends by the family pool. It is also a favorite time of year for cookouts, parties and gatherings. Then of course there are those who love to grow their own gardens and surely summer is the best time to enjoy your favorite pastime. With all that said, it’s obvious there is a whole lot of stress put on your outdoor summer plumbing during this favorite time of year.
The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing wants to take this time to offer our clients some important tips on how to protect and maintain their outdoor plumbing year after year. We understand full well how exciting summer fun can be. Families are always looking for ways to enjoy the summer heat and backyard activities are certainly a favorite way to go.
Tips to Keep the Fun in Your Fun-Filled Summer
There are lots of outdoor activities that most families engage in. However, often times people overlook the challenges that are put on their outdoor plumbing because it’s really not a part of the fun at all. With this thought in mind, here are some important tips we want to share.
- Swimming Pools – By far the most favorite feature of your backyard paradise, your swimming pool should be maintained properly. To protect your summer plumbing be sure to keep your pool water at the cleanest levels. Ensuring that your pool filter is always functioning properly will help with this important task. Clean out the filter weekly and the filter pipes monthly. Also, schedule an annual service appointment with your pool specialist so as to avoid any problems with chemicals or mechanical failures.
- Sprinkler systems – These innovative systems help keep your landscape and property looking good. However, irrigation systems cause a great deal of water waste. There are times when it is necessary to increase the water pressure to accommodate dry summer conditions. But failing to decrease the water pressure when the conditions are moist and wet, results in a good deal of wasted water. Though many sprinkler systems come with a timer, that may not be the best tool for saving water. If your lawn does not need watering and is on a timer, the sprinkler will still kick on and ultimately add to your wasted water. So be attentive and aware and use your sprinkler systems only when absolutely necessary.
- Outdoor Kitchen Plumbing – Be sure to properly maintain your outdoor kitchen sink since they tend to build up an awful lot of pollen, rain, dirt and much more. Since outdoor sinks are exposed to the outdoor elements, they absolutely must be cleaned more often than your indoor sinks. The simplest way to clean your outdoor sink is with a mixture of water and baking soda. You should always avoid harsh chemicals and other items that can cause scratches in the sink. You may also want to rinse the sink once a week with vinegar which is a perfectly natural disinfectant.
Let Our Team Help
We surely all agree that home plumbing systems are a complex network of drains, pipes, taps and valves all of which are needed to keep your home water flowing. Your outdoor plumbing issues can contribute to indoor plumbing issues as well. All of this can be avoided, however, if you get in the habit of scheduling routine home plumbing system inspections. That’s where our team of highly skilled and experienced plumbers come in. Our team is equipped to identify any plumbing issues before they become costly and stands ready to provide effective solutions.
We hope these tips will help keep the fun in your summer fun-filled days. For more tips on summer plumbing or to schedule a home plumbing system inspection, reach out to one of our team members today. We look forward to serving you and to helping you keep the fun in your summer season and avoid outdoor plumbing issues. For all your plumbing needs look to the pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing. You’ll be more than glad you did!