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Weather Forecast This Summer
This summer is predicted to be one of the hottest summers in British Columbia. The forecast for the next few months shows that, although the weather will be warmer than usual, it will also be rainier than usual.
In order to protect ourselves from the extreme heat despite the rain this summer, we recommend air conditioning systems and maintenance of your plumbing. For installation of your air conditioner and heat pump and its maintenance and repair, call a professional to avoid costly damages to your property.
As mentioned earlier, this summer is rumoured to be one of the warmest and rainier summers the lower mainland has experienced in a while. From the heat waves to the rainier days, it is important to remember that the plumbing system of your house is also affected by these extreme weather conditions. There are several things you need to watch out for in such extreme weathers when it comes to the plumbing of your house. Additionally, the predicted heavy rain can be problematic in the summer if not maintained properly, read more about spring rain and what you should do to prevent its damages.
In the extremely hot days, and heat waves, the plant and tree roots in the yards of your house are in desperate need of water. They can find their way into breaking in the older more fragile sewage lines to find, receive, and retain the water and nutrients they need to survive the summer heat. Getting a professional sewer pipe camera inspection for your sewer pipes is a must. The sewage inspection can detect any damage signs from the roots and their intrusions and breakages. This extensive camera work can help prevent much larger damages due to a sewer backup and sewage backup in basement and your house, and assist in the sewage line repair.
Home Water Pressure
The water pressure of your home is crucial to monitor in warm and rainy summer as you do not want to be left with low to no water in the heat, or with a flood in the middle of a summer vacations. Furthermore, pressure regulating valves (PRVs) only have a lifespan of 3 to 5 years. So, whether its due to age or any other factors, high water pressure in your house can lead to flooding. Moreover, the chance of flooding can be increased with the heavier rain.
A good rule of thumb to follow is to check the house water pressure a minimum of two times a year to prevent any of the above-mentioned problems. If you are asking yourself “can a plumber increase water pressure?”, the answer is simply yes, as replacing your PRV and all other plumbing services done by our friendly plumbers will provide you with the adjusted water pressure proper for your house, and under the recommended 75 PSI.
Possible Signs Of High Water Pressure
- Dripping faucets that are installed properly and have not been adjusted
- Toilets filling to the point of overflowing
- Noisy toilets while filling after each flush
- Dripping alongside the PRVs of hot water tanks
- Bathtub diverters spraying with full pressure from the spout
- Loud sounds equivalent of a hammer inside the pipes when using and stopping the water
- Abnormal sounds when turning on the faucet
Summer is the season of time off from school. It is a very exciting time for kids to not have to deal with any schoolwork and be able to spend their time however they would like. However, there are tons and tons of more laundry to wash. Extra beach and pool towels, and other muddy and sweaty clothes on the daily basis. Doing the laundry with breaks between them would not only assist you in the long run but also prevent your washing machine from breaking down earlier than its expected age.
Additionally, you should inspect your washing machine’s hoses and connections to the main water source of your house by checking for leaks, and cracks regularly. The washing machine hoses are recommended to be replaced every 3 years to prevent failure of the washing machine.
Summer is the season for vacation and fun, but while you go on vacation, it is important to adjust the appliances and other systems in your house to prevent unnecessarily large water bills and to save the planet’s energy and resources. Appliances such as hot water tanks can be turned down, and fridges water lines adjusted as they are not used when you are away.
Mr. Swirl is here to help you with all your plumbing needs throughout the entire lower mainland, including but not limited to air conditioning maintenance, water heater maintenance, and overall plumbing maintenance.
Air Conditioner Installation, Repair, Maintenance
Installation of a stand-alone air conditioner with a heat pump must be done by a professional to ensure the quality of the work and that there are no hiccups in the later usage and further maintenance of the air conditioning systems. Through regular maintenance of your air conditioning system, you are less likely to face a need for a repair, and by having a set maintenance plan you can save money in the long run. In addition, air conditioners will improve the air quality inside your house, and they will remove the allergens from the air overall.
What You Should Do
There are several measures to take when it comes to the plumbing of your house during the summer, but the overall key point is to be aware of your house’ plumbing. Familiarize yourself and be mindful of all the sounds and such aspects in case anything goes awry, and maintenance is required, and contact Mr. Swirl the Friendly Plumber to help make your day better. Give us a call at 604.435.4664. Whether its emergency plumbing, or regular plumbing maintenance, Mr. Swirl is here for you to resolve all of your plumbing needs.