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4 Summer Plumbing Tips Every Homeowner Needs

The plumbing system is no different during the summer than it is during other times of the year. But with the longer days and increased guests, it’s a good time to take stock of the current state of your plumbing system, including the drains, water heaters, and all the fixtures. Here are 3 tips to get you started: 

1. Flush your water heater

Hiring a plumber to clean your water heater by flushing out any sediment that may have built up is a great way to improve its energy efficiency. Because your water heater accounts for so much of your energy bills on an annual basis, a routine tune-up is a highly cost-effective way to keep your hot water flowing.

2. Upgrade your plumbing fixtures

Does your bathroom look a bit outdated? Is the kitchen sink leaking? Are you thinking about upgrading to a low-flush toilet to save water? There are plenty of ways to spruce up your plumbing system. The bathroom and kitchen are a great way to get started.

3. Clean your drains

And we don’t mean doing so by buying a store-bought cleaner and then pouring it down the drain hole. In fact, that could damage your drain pipes, not to mention the potential hazard for your local environment. A professional drain cleaning is much more effective and environmentally friendly.

4. Improve the quality of your water

When was the last time you had your water tested? Does it taste or smell off? During the summer, you need to stay hydrated, and wouldn’t that be much easier if you felt confident drinking straight from the tap? We offer a number of different water treatment system options for homeowners in Potomac.

Get in touch with one of our plumbers today so that we can handle any upgrades to your plumbing system correctly. Call Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing now!