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Beat the Texas Heat: Prepare Your Home's Plumbing for a Sweltering Summer

May 4, 2023 | Blog

Summer in Dallas is a great time to enjoy the sunshine and outdoor activities, but it’s also a time when plumbing problems can arise. As the temperatures rise, homeowners should take proactive measures to prepare their plumbing systems for the season. Here are some tips from your friends at Public Service Plumbers to help you beat the heat and keep your plumbing running smoothly all summer long.

Inspect Outdoor Hoses and Faucets
The warm weather brings opportunities for outdoor activities such as gardening and washing cars. Before using outdoor hoses or faucets, inspect them for leaks, cracks, and other signs of damage. Also, check the connections for tightness and make sure they are secure. Fixing these problems before they become bigger issues can save you money on water bills and costly repairs.

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Test the Sump Pump
Summer can also bring heavy rains, and a sump pump is a crucial component in keeping your basement dry. Test your sump pump by pouring water into the sump pit to make sure it’s working properly. If you notice any issues or the pump is making unusual noises, call Public Service Plumbers to address the issue or schedule an appointment online.

Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts play a critical role in preventing water damage to your home’s foundation. During the summer months, debris such as leaves, sticks, and twigs can accumulate in them, causing blockages. Cleaning them out regularly can help prevent clogs and protect your home from water damage.

Inspect Sewer Lines
Summer can also mean increased water usage from outdoor activities such as swimming pools and sprinkler systems. The added usage can put pressure on your sewer lines and lead to backups. Signs of a sewer line issue include slow drains, gurgling noises, and foul odors. If you notice any of these signs, call a plumbing professional immediately to address the issue.

Insulate Exposed Pipes
In Dallas, summer temperatures can reach up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and this can cause pipes to expand and contract. Insulating exposed pipes can prevent them from bursting, saving you from costly repairs and water damage.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your plumbing is ready for the summer months in Dallas. However, if you do encounter any issues with your plumbing, don’t hesitate to call a professional plumber. At Public Service Plumbers, our team of experienced technicians can handle any plumbing-related issue quickly and efficiently. Call us today at (214) 612-7292 or schedule an appointment online to get started.

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