The last thing on our minds during summer is our central heating or plumbing system but maintaining a healthy and fully functioning system is of vital importance. Although it may seem like there is not much you can do to ensure your plumbing is fully functioning correctly there are actually many checks and things you can do. This post is here to explain some of the main things that you should be aware of so that your plumbing system runs smoothly throughout the year. Whilst summer is a time for family adventures, parties and special occasions the last thing you want to have to deal with is a range of plumbing issues. Instead, you want to be able to enjoy your time without the worry of any glitches or problems with your homes plumbing system.
Watch what you are putting down drains
One of the most common things during the summer months comes down to laziness. It is very easy for people to become lazy with the way that they dispose of food. Let’s face it, if we have guests over you don’t want to spend time scraping excess food into a bin, you want to be socialising. We understand this but spending an extra 5 minutes when tidying up and making sure that you are diligent in the removal of food can have a big effect on the plumbing within your home. Excess food is one of the most common ways for pipes to become blocked causing not only trouble to the flow of water through your system but also if left it can cause some nasty smells.
Check pipes bringing water to and from the house are sealed
An easy check that you can do for your homes plumbing system is to check the pipes outside your house are fully sealed and that there are no leaks. During the winter months, pipes will freeze as the air temperature drops. This can cause a range of problems from blockages right the way to full cracks and breaks. Taking the time to check these once the cool weather passes can prevent small cracks or leaks from turning in to bigger ones that have the potential to cost a lot of money to get repaired.
Check your system for any leaks
Both plumbing and central heating systems are linked in a variety of ways and making sure that both systems are working efficiently and to a high standard is key. The water produced will likely be passed throughout the house into heated towel rails, radiators and be used for showers and other tasks that require hot water. Checking the pipes leading to the home fittings will be key to make sure that no water is escaping and that there are no problems with the water flow.
If you do spot a problem with any of these checks then it may be worth calling a plumber to go over things and make sure that any problems are fixed straight away and are not able to progress into larger problems.
Sit back and enjoy the rest of your summer!
Now that you have done some of the main checks to your home and its plumbing system you can rest assured that you are not only fully prepped for the remainder of the summer months but you are also able to relax knowing that over the coming months as the weather begins to fade your system is in good condition.
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AS Plumbing provide a range of plumbing services in and around South East London – They are on hand for any Boiler Repairs in Bromley striving to provide customers with advice and tips as well as fixing any problems that may be present with the plumbing and central heating systems.