The summer season is officially here! School is out for vacation, there are more RVs on the road, and the sun is shining.
This is the time of year when most families reserve their time together doing things like taking vacations, road trips to their favorite river or lake spot, and getting together with out-of-town guests.
Having a plumbing problem in your home while you are entertaining guests could be very embarrassing. Not to mention putting a big damper on your visit.
Thankfully, we have some advice for how to get your plumbing system in top working order before your guests arrive:
- Make sure that your water heater has been serviced recently. It is important to have your water heater professionally checked at least every couple of years. If your water heater is more than eight years old, you should have it inspected every year. Having a water heater stop making hot water or having the tank burst while you have guests would be disastrous.
- With all of the extra people using the bathroom facilities, you want to make sure that the plumbing system is up to the task. Think about having drain screen installed on all of the sinks, showers, and tubs. This is something that you can do yourself and will only take a minute. The screens can be purchased at your local hardware store and they simply lay over the top of the drains.
- Grab a flashlight and look under all of your sinks to make sure there aren’t any leaks. The plumbing drains and hoses in the cabinets under your sinks can easily start leaking over time and the leak can get really out of hand if you don’t find it right away.
As your friends and family start calling to confirm their visits, make sure to take a few hours before they arrive to ensure that your plumbing system is ready. These visits only happen once a year so it is good to make sure they go off without a hitch!