Back to school plumbing tips

Back To School Plumbing Tips

It’s that time of year – back to school!  Kids are swapping their bathing suits for backpacks and once lazy days are about to become busy days filled with school and sports activities.  This change in your and your family’s routine can be stressful not only for everyone, but also for your plumbing system as well.  We get it, time is limited and everyone is likely getting ready at once.  We want to help you make sure that your plumbing system is prepared for this change with some helpful tips.

  • Split Shower and Bath Time

By staggering your bathing times, you are helping to ensure that there is optimal water temperature and pressure for everyone.  No one likes a cold bath or shower!  To help with this, you may want to consider imposing a time limit on bath/shower times.

  • Run Your Bathroom Fan

I am horrible about remembering to do this because I hate the noise! However, if you run your fan while in the shower and for 15 minutes after, humidity is controlled which can help with moisture issues as well as help with keeping cooling costs down.  I think a little bit of noise is worth avoiding problems.

  • Turn the Water Off!

How many of us are guilty of running the water while we’re brushing our teeth or we run the water so we can get warm water to wash our face?  Yeah, I’m guilty of it too. Think about it though –using the faucets for personal hygiene takes up approximately 12% of your home’s water usage.  It may not seem like a lot now, but it does add up!

  • Watch What Goes Down Your Drains

Be mindful of what is going down your sink drain or your toilet.  To avoid costly back-ups as well as a potential mess, make sure that unwanted items go where they belong.

To help you make sure that your home is ready for the new school year, give the experts at Medlock Services a call!  We’re always happy to help!