Summer is here. Everyone agrees. The heat in Dallas never disappoints... Keeping us warm even at night. Summer’s rising temperatures often coincide with an increase of water usage, both indoors and outdoors, which can have you taking care of your drains and pipes more than usual. It’s estimated that a family’s water usage can increase by 25%-50% during the warmest months of the year, because of this, we wanted to share five easy summer plumbing tips that could help your plumbing and water bill.
Turn Down Your Water Heater
If you’re vacationing away from your home for several days, turn down your water heater to save energy. It’s also important to know that the average life of a water heater is anywhere from 8-11 years old. If you don’t know the age of your system, check the last four digits of the serial number on the tank. This will show you the month and year it was manufactured. Learn more about our water heater services.
Inspect Your Washing Machine
With the kids at home and our various summer activities, it can feel like laundry never ends. These multiple loads of laundry can have your washing machine working overtime. Make sure to give your washing machine a break and visually inspect the hoses and machine. The rubber washing machine hose should be replaced approximately every 3 years.
Consider Replacing Your Appliances & Save
Consider replacing some of your older appliances such as your showerheads, faucets, and toilets with EPA WaterSense products. Click here to see how much you can save annually on your water bill.
Best Times To Water Your Lawn
Watering your lawn at the right time can make a difference in your water bill. It’s suggested that the best time to water your lawn and landscapes is in the early morning and evening, after the sun goes down. If you water your lawn in the middle of the day, that water can be lost due to evaporation from the heat throughout the day.
Check Your Sewer Lines
Do you have trees planted near your house? Any kind of tree growth, particularly during the summer months, can cause roots to make their way to your sewer line in search of water. If you suspect any damage or want to prevent a possible problem, give us a call to check your lines.
Every season brings a different challenge to your home's plumbing system. Whatever your plumbing problem may be, Metro-Flow Plumbing is ready to assist you 24/7. Our certified technicians will assess the problem, explain what will be needed to get done to fix it - as well as the costs - and will begin working once receiving your approval to proceed. Furthermore, all of our plumbers undergo a rigorous background check, are respectful, professional, and punctual. We look forward to hearing from you.