Thursday, June 26, 2014

Los Angeles Summer Plumbing Tips

Plumbing problems? During your summer vacation time here in Los Angeles? Nothing can ruin that planned nap in a hammock or family bar-b-q faster than a clogged drain. But you can help put a stop to any summer plumbing woes before they start by following a few preventive tips.

Before you mow that summer lawn, make sure any embedded sprinkler heads are down - not up and prone to damage. And check for dirt and clogs, too.

When you clean up after that summer party, keep food no-no’s out of your garbage disposal. That means no banana peels or watermelon rinds, and don’t just dump any grease from the grill into your sink. Be sure to run water both before and after you use your disposal, and for at least fifteen seconds after you put ANY food item down the drain. It’s also a great idea to lightly wash and rinse dishes before you load them in the dishwasher. And don’t overfill your garbage disposal. Easy does it!

Time at the beach or pool means beach towels and swimsuits to wash. Treat your washing machine gently: don’t overfill it, shake out sand and dirt before you throw in the towel, literally and figuratively. And be sure washing machine hoses are regularly changed to avoid cracks in the lines.

Watch out for toilet clogs - make sure the kids aren’t using too much toilet paper, and keep a plunger handy.

And just in case anything should go wrong? Keep access to a plumbing pro handy so you know who to call quickly to prevent damage to your home. It’s also a great idea to have your sewer line checked every summer for any possibility of tree root intrusion or other blockages. A non-invasive fiber-optic camera can help you keep an eye on things. Now go have some fun in the sun!

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