Summer Plumbing Tips
The HEAT IS ON! Summer is peak season for home water use. Summer rising temperatures often coincide with an increase of water usage, both indoors and outdoors. It’s estimated that a family’s water usage can increase by 25%-50% during the warmest months of the year. The big increase is driven by activities like car washing, filling swimming pools and lawn and landscape irrigation.
Here are some cool summer water-saving tips you can use when the temperature heats up
Water your lawn at the right time! It’s suggested that the best time to water lawns and landscapes is in the early morning and evening, after the sun goes down. If you decide to tend to your lawn in the middle of the day, that water can be lost due to evaporation from the heat throughout the day.
Does it seem like summer laundry never ends? Make sure you give your washing machine a break and visually inspect the hoses and machine. The lifetime of a rubber washing machine hose should be replaced approximately every 3 years.
Have a swimming pool? Use a pool cover! If you cover your pool when you're not using it, you'll prevent the loss of thousands of gallons of water a month from evaporation, and (bonus!) you won’t have to clean it as often.
Use Water Sense Products. Consider replacing some of your older appliances such as your showerheads, faucets, and toilets with EPA WaterSense produts. Click on website for more watersense product information. https://www.epa.gov/watersense/watersense-products
Away for the Summer? If you’re vacationing away from your home for several days, turn down your water heater to save energy. It’s also important to know that the average life of a water heater is anywhere from 8-11 years old. If you don’t know the age of your system, check the last four digits of the serial number on the tank. This will show you the month and year it was manufactured.
For assistance with any of your summer water saving tips, such as watersense product installation or water heater energy conservancy, our experts at Coppertown Plumbing, Inc. are there to assist. Call us TODAY at (305) 680-9950!