Warmer weather is here and your friendly Lompoc plumbing experts have just the info you need to know! Spring has sprung and so has the sunshine. While many of us think of winter as a time to prep our home plumbing, warmer weather is cause for a quick check-up too. It’s important to know how higher temperatures impact your home.
Take care of your garbage disposal
Keep your garbage disposal in great shape by running cold water through it for a few seconds before and after every use. Ice cubes are also an easy way to clear stuck-on debris from the disposal blades. Notice it’s getting a bit gunky? Simply sprinkle baking soda in and around the disposal and pour one cup of vinegar down there. For an extra fresh disposal, send a few lemon rinds down there.
Spring and summer are the most popular months for outdoor fun like family cookouts and outdoor celebrations. When you entertain, remember to be mindful of your garbage disposal. Be sure to collect all used cooking oils in an empty can instead of letting it damage your garbage disposal. Keep watermelon rinds, potato skins and corn on the cob away from your disposal as well.
Gutters often become clogged with buildup and debris over the winter months and downspout drains may become misaligned. That means spring is an important time to clear your gutters and ensure all downspouts are faced away from your home’s foundation.
Inspect your sprinklers
Take a few moments to inspect your sprinkler heads. Are they clean? Are they working properly? Before mowing your lawn, ensure sprinkler heads are down to prevent damage.
Conserve Water, Save Money
Spring break is a smart time to teach your family good habits when it comes to plumbing. For example, taking shorter showers will conserve water and save you money on your monthly water bill.
If you’re going to remember one seasonal preventative plumbing tip, let it be this…when you see a warning sign, don’t wait. Griffin’s Lompoc plumbing experts are available day or night so you can be worry-free. If you have an emergency, please contact our 24-hour plumbers right away at (805) 934-1949.