During the month of September, there are many beginnings that people look forward to. Football seasons starts, which means filling out your Fantasy Football bracket, and the fall season begins with the first day being near the end of the month.
One thing that starts in September that many people don’t look forward to is the school season. This time of year means families throughout the Country get lurched into a chaotic frenzy of schedule and on-time.
All of this extra activity and moving around the home means that the appliances in your house take a beating, especially your plumbing system. The pipes and fixtures of your plumbing system are designed to handle a great deal of use, but if not treated properly, your plumbing system can quickly fail or breakdown leaving your schedule devastated.
Some areas to be considerate of are:
- Your garbage disposal is especially vulnerable to the chaos of the schedule. When meal preparation or, clean-up is running behind, suddenly the garbage can is too far away and the garbage disposal will have to do. This is a dangerous practice as the garbage disposal can get clogged or broken.
- Your dishwasher can fall victim to the chaos of the schedule. Inside of your dishwasher is a filter that is meant to trap small amounts of food particles. However, if you are in a hurry to get a meal cleaned-up, you may not be scraping the dishes as thoroughly as you should. This can leave the dishwasher filter clogged, and thus your dishes being washed with dirty water. Yuck!
- Your water heater can become a casualty of the schedule. During the evening hours dinner dishes need to be cleaned up, showers need to be taken, and teeth need to be brushed. All of these tasks require hot water. However, your water heater only holds a definite amount of hot water and when the hot water in the tank is exhausted, you have to wait! The schedule does not allow waiting. Instead, add timer to the bathroom and keep everyone on schedule.
The back-to-school schedule is a beast that must be fed, and going off schedule is unacceptable. Follow these tips to keep your family on the schedule, without compromising your plumbing system.