Back to School Plumbing Tips

If you have little ones or middle schoolers then they are probably back or about to go back to school for the 2017-2018 school year. You will be running around to drop and pick them up, take them to practice and games, and help them with their homework and school projects. So, the last thing you and your family needs to worry about is plumbing issues. Check out these back to school plumbing tips:

Make sure your water heater is set no higher than 120 degrees F.  This will prevent everyone in your home from being scalded in the tub and the sink.

Most water heaters last 8 to 12 years and if you haven’t had any water heater maintenance you might be due for a new water heater.  We install gas water heaters. electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters.  If you’re interested in an endless supply of hot water, reduced energy costs, longevity in the system, saved space and reduce water waste, you may want to consider going tankless.

Loads of laundry advice. Make sure each load of laundry is full!  Up to 90% of the cost of washing clothes comes from heating the water; use hot water only for very dirty clothes, and always use cold water in the rinse cycle.

Keep these things out of your garbage disposal. With all of the lunches and dinners being made, it’s almost guaranteed that your garbage disposal will be put to work.  Make sure you avoid foods like coffee grounds, grease, fats, oils, egg shells, pasta, rice, potatoes, bones, celery, onion peels, pits or seeds when it comes to putting it down your garbage disposal.

A new school year can be crazy for the entire family, but if there is one thing you don’t have to stress about it’s that McCoy’s Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you.  We know you don’t have time for plumbing issues, so we’ll take them off your hands!  Give us a call at 731-668-7492, online, or on the app to schedule an appointment today.