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Getting Your Outdoor Plumbing Ready for Summer

Say goodbye to the cold and hello to hot summer weather. Pool days, barbecues, and ice cream are quickly approaching. Although you may be ready for everything that summer brings, your outdoor plumbing may not. Your outdoor plumbing encounters a lot throughout the summer, so make sure to prepare it by doing these things: 

Check Sprinkler System

A lush yard, and sometimes your children’s happiness, depends on your sprinkler system. Be sure to check it before the next heatwave arrives. You can check your sprinkler system by running it and making sure that your spigots aren’t leaking, there aren’t any drips or sprays anywhere throughout the hose, and water isn’t pooling up around the sprinkler heads.


Check Sewer Lines

Sewer lines can develop cracks that allow rainwater to seep in and cause backups. Since that is the case, it’s important that you have your home’s sewer lines inspected by a professional plumber before summer arrives. Some of the most common causes for sewer line cracks are age, freezing and thawing cycles, and tree roots.


Test Sump Pump

Summer rain can make your home’s sump pump work overtime. You want to make sure it’s working before you are greeted with flooding during a summer storm. You should always have a professional plumber test your sump pump since they’re the only ones who know for sure if your sump pump can handle heavy storms.


Inspect Plumbing Vent Pipes

Another thing to check is your exterior plumbing vent pipes. If blocked, these pipes can prevent your plumbing fixtures from working properly. Environmental debris such as bird nests and leaves are the most common causes of plumbing vent blockages. You’ll want to have any debris removed immediately. 


Let Michael Runk Get Your Outdoor Plumbing Ready for Summer 

With summer right around the corner, don’t delay getting your outdoor plumbing ready for  gardening this summer. The plumbing experts at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating are here to help. With our expert plumbing repair, maintenance, and installation services, you can rest assured knowing that your plumbing will be able to handle everything summer throws at it. 


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