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Plumbing Maintenance Tips for a Hassle-Free Summer

June 25, 2024 | Blog

As the summer heat intensifies in Biloxi, it’s essential to ensure that your home’s plumbing system is in top-notch condition. The warmer months can put additional strain on your plumbing, leading to potential issues that could disrupt your comfort and daily routine. At Ball Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, we understand the unique challenges that summer can bring to your plumbing system. Here are some valuable summer plumbing maintenance tips to keep your home running smoothly and efficiently.

1. Inspect and Maintain Your Outdoor Faucets and Sprinklers

During the summer, outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems are used more frequently. It’s crucial to inspect these fixtures for any leaks or damage. A small leak can waste a significant amount of water over time, leading to higher utility bills and potential water damage. Check for any signs of wear and tear, and replace any damaged parts promptly. If you notice any persistent issues, consider scheduling a professional inspection with Ball Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical to ensure everything is in working order.

2. Clear Your Drains

Summer activities often lead to an increase in debris and dirt entering your drains. Whether it’s from washing off after a day at the beach or rinsing fruits and vegetables from your garden, your drains can quickly become clogged. Regularly clean your drains to prevent blockages. For a thorough cleaning, take advantage of our $99 Drain Clearing with Free Camera Inspection offer. This service ensures that your drains are clear and functioning properly, preventing any unexpected plumbing emergencies.

3. Check Your Water Heater

While you might not be using hot water as frequently during the summer, it’s still important to ensure your water heater is in good condition. Sediment can build up in the tank, reducing efficiency and potentially causing damage. Flush your water heater to remove any sediment and check for any signs of rust or leaks. If your water heater is showing signs of wear, it might be time to consider a replacement. Our team at Ball Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical can help you choose the right water heater for your home and ensure a professional installation.

4. Inspect Your Sewer Line

Summer storms can lead to heavy rainfall, which can put additional pressure on your sewer line. Tree roots can also grow more aggressively during this time, potentially causing blockages or damage. Inspect your sewer line for any signs of trouble, such as slow drains or unpleasant odors. If you suspect an issue, contact us for a professional inspection and repair. Our Peace of Mind Guarantee ensures that all our licensed professionals have undergone extensive background checks, so you can trust the quality and reliability of our service.

5. Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

With summer barbecues and family gatherings, your garbage disposal might see more use than usual. Avoid putting fibrous or starchy foods, such as corn husks or potato peels, down the disposal, as they can cause clogs. Run cold water while using the disposal to help solidify any grease or oils, making it easier for the blades to chop them up. Regularly clean your disposal by grinding ice cubes and citrus peels to keep it fresh and functioning efficiently.

6. Check for Leaks

Summer is an excellent time to check your home for any hidden leaks. Inspect under sinks, around toilets, and in your basement for any signs of water damage or mold. Even a small leak can lead to significant damage over time. If you find any leaks, schedule a repair with Ball Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical. Our No Surprises Guarantee ensures that the quote you receive upfront is the price you’ll pay, with no hidden fees or unexpected costs.

7. Prepare for Vacation

If you’re planning a summer vacation, take steps to protect your plumbing system while you’re away. Turn off the main water supply to prevent any potential leaks or water damage. Additionally, consider setting your water heater to vacation mode to save energy. If you have a sump pump, ensure it’s functioning correctly to avoid any flooding issues while you’re gone.

Why Choose Ball Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical?

At Ball Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality service to homeowners in Pass Christian and the surrounding areas. With our extensive experience and commitment to customer satisfaction, we are the trusted choice for all your plumbing needs. Our team of licensed professionals is dedicated to ensuring your home’s plumbing system operates efficiently and reliably, giving you peace of mind throughout the summer and beyond.

Contact Us Today

Don’t let plumbing issues disrupt your summer. Contact Ball Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical today to schedule a service or take advantage of our $99 Drain Clearing with Free Camera Inspection offer. Our team is ready to assist you with all your HVAC, plumbing, generator, and electrical needs. Call us now and experience the difference of working with a trusted, reliable provider. “Call Ball That’s All” for all your home service needs in Pass Christian and beyond.

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If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
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