As the days grow longer and summer creeps up on us, we’re all looking forward to being able to come together again and bask in the sunlight. If you’re hoping to get your BBQ on this summer and enjoy the season with friends and family, us at Gold Seal want to ensure that no common plumbing problems go unchecked and put a damper on your plans.
Before opening up your home to guests, you may want to check for some commonly neglected plumbing snags. Knowing your home is fully inspected, perfected, and prepared for whatever the summer may bring is exactly the peace of mind we all deserve going into the new season. Let us run through a few potential hazards that may require attention in order to bring you that much closer to putting your feet up and absorbing the rays in complete serenity!
Inspect your pipes
The winter freeze can have disastrous effects on piping, so now is the perfect time to spot any havoc the winter season could have wreaked – especially before the temperatures begin to drop again. Nobody wants clogged, leaky, loose, or overall dysfunctional pipes in their home! It would not be fun to find that your sink won’t drain when you’re trying to prepare the ultimate feast, or have someone discover an unsettling leak while using your bathroom. Fortunately, these problems can be easily identified and fixed by our team of plumbing specialists. Take a walk through your house and poke around in the nooks and crannies; do you see rust, pools of water, or obvious broken parts on your pipes? You may even hear the issues before you see them – drips, drops, thuds, or squelches from pipes attempting to drain are all indicators of malfunctions that we can correct. Our team at Gold Seal can identify and fix these piping problems before they have a chance to get in the way of your summer festivities.
Check your toilet
Give a little love to the highly frequented appliance that we don’t talk about over dinner – the golden throne. It’s important to check for leaks here as well, which can be done simply by feeling around and giving the whole rig a gentle wiggle to examine the seal that connects the toilet to the floor. A spongy texture around this connection is not a good sign! The inside mechanics may also be out of whack – toilets frequently develop a running problem when the arm, chain, and flapper mechanisms degrade over time. You will hear your toilet “running” well beyond the flush sequence if this is the case, which is annoying to say the least as well as a massive waste of water. These are just a few of the multitude of things that could be wrong with your toilet without you realizing it – don’t let it go without proper maintenance!
Examine your hoses and external water connections
Summertime is when sprinkler systems and hoses are depended the most heavily upon, so be sure you give your spigots a once over. These faucets and valves can corrode and decay, resulting in leaks (both above ground and underground) or the inability to properly turn them on and off – a major inconvenience during the season you rely on your hose the most.
On the subject of valves, take a moment to reacquaint yourself with your plumbing shut off valve in case of emergency!
Evaluate the condition of your washing machine
With all the wonderfully messy activities that take place in the great outdoors, especially during the summertime, make sure your washer and dryer are up to the laundry task by taking a peek at it’s connections. Do the hoses look loosely connected, wet, or even moldy? Ensuring that clean water and air is entering and grime is exiting properly is ensuring that your clothes are being cleaned to the highest capacity, and that your home isn’t being damaged in the process as well.
Gold Seal Plumbing is your go-to for keeping your home in tip-top shape!
We pride ourselves in providing top quality detection and repair services here at Gold Seal. Our team of trained plumbing professionals are here to tend to all of these potential problems and so many more, giving you the confidence to do all the things that you love to do without worrying about disaster striking in your residence. Whenever you notice something that isn’t quite right, or to have us evaluate your home and catch any impending issues, call or text us at (509) 535-5946 for assistance. You can also reach Gold Seal’s friendly office staff by sending us an email inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make this summer a memorable one, and only in the good ways!
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