How to Make sure Your Plumbing is Ready for Summer

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Summer is here and the last thing you want to deal with is plumbing problems. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make sure your appliances and plumbing systems are in good condition so you can relax and enjoy the warm weather.

Have Drains Professionally Cleaned

Clogged drains can be frustrating and can actually lead to pipe and appliance damage. Now is the perfect time to make sure your drains are cleared for the rest of the year. You can most likely remove clogs you can see, but be careful about using drain cleaners. Many commercial products contain strong chemicals that can actually damage your pipes.

This summer, have your drains cleaned by a plumber on Long Island. A professional will use special equipment to make sure your drains are cleared so they work properly. An expert can do this without causing damage and will be able to reach clogs deep in your system.

Do a Basic Appliance Check

Look at your appliances and fixtures to check for any damage. Check things like faucets, toilets, showers, dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators to make sure they are working properly. Take note of things like cracks, damaged seals and leaks and have them repaired as soon as possible.

When appliances are damaged they don’t work as efficiently and could actually cause your utility bills to go up. If you notice something isn’t working right but aren’t sure why, contact a plumber. A professional can identify problems and suggest repairs.

Have your System Inspected

When was the last time you scheduled a plumbing inspection? Your home’s plumbing is something you rely on every single day and something you want to keep in top condition. A plumbing inspection is the best way to make sure things are running smoothly and that your system is prepared to work well all summer.

Of course, there are some problems that are obvious and that you’ll spot right away. But, there are some problems that can’t be recognized without an inspection. When a professional looks at your system, he’ll be able to identify hidden issues and even stop problems from getting worse and causing significant damage.

Make sure your plumbing system and appliances are ready to work well all summer long so you can sit back and relax. For drain cleaning, leak detection and repair, appliance repair and plumbing inspections, contact us. We are a plumber on Long Island and can help you maintain your home’s system.

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