Summer Plumbing Maintenance

When most homeowners think of plumbing and pipe maintenance, they think about winter and the complications that arise over the cold months. Canada's harsh winters can do a number on our pipes, so people rarely think of summer. But maintenance is not a seasonal approach. One must remain vigilant all year round to prevent more serious, long-term, and costly problems.

Why is summer plumbing maintenance important?

  • An ounce of prevention… Prevention is always the key. Put off maintenance until serious problems pop up and you will be paying much more for potentially serious and costly issues that suddenly appear in the colder months. 
  • Summer is home buying season. It's the time when potential buyers are checking out homes, inspecting every inch of your property, and making sure everything works the way it's supposed to. Don't jeopardize a potential sale by neglecting maintenance of your plumbing system and having the inspector or potential buyer discover water leakage or faulty plumbing. 
  • If water leakage or a deficient plumbing system is indeed identified to be a problem for your home, summer is a much better time to tackle any repairs. Who wants to be digging up pipes or having workers in and out of your kitchen or bathroom in the winter, when you can't even go outside in your yard to escape the noise and the hassle? 
  • Summer is the perfect time to check your sprinkler system for any leaks, or your washing machine hoses for any cracks. You wouldn't traditionally consider either of these verifications as being part of your plumbing system, but they are, and could potentially cause major water waste in the former case, and potentially damaging water leakage in the latter. Summer is also the time of year when you are using a lot more water, making leaky sprinkler systems and hoses a bigger problem. Don't forget to inspect all outdoor plumbing during the summer months. The damage caused by extreme cold to your pipes is sometimes not noticeable until the milder months.

Simple plumbing precautions can save you money in the long run

As with most conveniences we are surrounded with, we don't notice them until they aren't working properly. Your home's plumbing system is an essential part of what makes it your haven, and a few simple precautions can save you thousands of dollars of repairs later.

A Rescue Rooter is a family-run plumbing business with over three decades of experience. We have the equipment and the knowledgeable plumbers to help you - winter or summer - with a thorough preventative inspection and maintenance of your plumbing system or with any problems you may be experiencing. Whether your home, apartment, or commercial building is located in Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, or St. Catharines, we're available 24/7 for emergency response. You can also book an appointment with us via email for a less pressing problem.

From faucet and fixture repairs, to sewer location and pump repairs, summer's the time to tackle your plumbing maintenance. Call us now!

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