As the kids get ready to go back to school, don’t forget to take care of your home’s plumbing! You may not realize it, but your plumbing undergoes a lot of stress as the school year starts up again. By following these back-to-school plumbing tips, you can ensure that a plumbing emergency won’t be on your school shopping list.
A) Shower Safety
Hot showers are nice, but a scalding shower can mean a serious burn for you or someone in your family. To avoid potential burns, and to control the temperature of your shower or sink, keep your water heater set at no higher than 120° Fahrenheit.
B) Hot Water Guarantee
No matter how many people are vying for shower time in the morning or at night, if you want your hot water to last, make sure to leave 15 minutes between showers. This allows your water heater enough time to refill its hot water supply, so everyone gets to enjoy a nice, warm shower.
Another solution to your hot water problem is a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters provide you with hot water when you need it, and run more efficiently than gas or electric water heaters. If you’re interested in a tankless water heater, request a quote today!
C) Laundry Galore
Once school’s back in full swing, the amount of laundry you do will go up, up and up! With school and gym clothes and sports uniforms, the laundry can really pile up. The best thing you can do is wait to do a full load every time. This will save you money and give your washer a break from time to time!