Think about the state of your home’s utilities for a moment: even if the power goes out for six hours or more, it’s likely that your plumbing won’t be interrupted. But even if your plumbing is interrupted, you probably don’t expect anything to be wrong with it until it stops working. Here’s a look at what can damage your plumbing this summer.
Leaking Hoses on Washing Machines
If your washing machines get too old, then they will present several different frustrating problems. For one thing, they will only be able to handle smaller loads, which means you have to spend more time doing the laundry and less time enjoying the sunshine when you want to have a cookout with friends and family. Instead of being hoodwinked into thinking that you can prolong viable repairs in the long term, just get the machines replaced. After all, motors and agitators in a washing machine will wear out much like they can in a car or truck. If you find leaking hoses attached to your washing machines, then you’ll notice that they aren’t as effective as they once were. Be on the lookout for cracks, breaks, and leaks in the water lines. After all, you could be wasting water and not even realizing it. If you notice that leaks continually, then it’s time to get the expertise of a licensed plumber on your side.
The Sump Pumps
You also need to keep an eye on your home’s sump pumps. These devices help prevent flooding in the basement, which is something you definitely want to avoid if you rely on your basement for additional storage and taking care of the laundry. Faulty sump pumps can encourage the growth of mold and mildew, both of which thrive in warm and humid conditions.
Invading Tree Roots
Finally, track the growth of your trees. One of the best ways to help the environment is to plant some new trees, especially if an old one was felled by a vicious thunderstorm or small tornado. Old pipes and plumbing lines are especially vulnerable to the invasion of tree roots.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
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