Residential Summer Plumbing Tips in Reno Nevada

Residential Summer Plumbing Tips in Reno Nevada

Summer is full of fun activities, but before you get too busy having all this fun did you consider your residential plumbing?  Here are plumbing tips to get you ready for the summer.

professional plumberAccording to an article at, “Don’t Forget Your Residential Plumbing over the Summer”

“In the summer, a typical family’s water usage increases by 25% to 50%; combined with added heat and other summer-specific issues, this time of year can be hard on your home’s plumbing.  Here are some tips that will give your plumbing and water bill a break.

  • Re-use pool towels. You’ll save water by not washing them each time they’re used. Hanging them to dry instead of using the dryer saves energy as well.
  • A summer cookout is full of foods that don’t belong down your kitchen’s garbage disposal: corn husks, fruit and vegetable peels, and bones, just to name a few.
  • Turning down your water heater if you’ll be gone on vacation more than a day or two saves energy.
  • New tree growth in the spring can cause roots to make their way to the best water source: your sewer line.  If you suspect any damage, have a plumber check your lines.
  • The best time to water is between midnight and nine in the morning to reduce evaporation.  Don’t water between noon and nine p.m. – you’re wasting money as about half of the water you’re paying for will evaporate and never make it to the ground.  If you have one, put your sprinkler system on a timer to water during this time period.  Install a sensor that will turn off your sprinkler if there has been adequate rainfall or if it is raining when it’s supposed to turn on.
  • Aim sprinklers away from sidewalks, driveways, and roads.
  • Water your lawn deeply once a week instead of a little bit every few days.  It promotes deep root growth, which leads to less watering.”

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