Summer Plumbing Tips

Summer Plumbing Tips

When summer rolls around, you want to have everything in your home ready so that you can enjoy it. You don’t want to have to spend precious summer days messing around with something that needs to be repaired in your house. Therefore, it is important that you take some time before summer arrives to make sure everything in your home is in good shape and ready for summer. One of the most important systems of your house is your plumbing. To help you get ready, here is a guide to prepping your plumbing for summer here in Maryland.

Check Your Washing Machine

Although you might not think about it, summer means a lot more dirty clothes to wash. You should make sure your laundry room is ready to handle the extra workload. Be sure to check the washing machine hoses to look for bulges, leaks and, cracks. Check to see that your washing machine is at least four inches away from the wall to avoid kinks forming. If you have an older machine, you may want to get it inspected before summer arrives.

Look for Leaks

One of the most important things that homeowners in the Baltimore area must keep in mind is the importance of water conservation during the summer. To make sure you are doing your part to conserve water this summer, you should give your faucets a thorough inspection for leaks. Make sure to turn them on and off first. Once you have turned them off, look at them closely for a minute to make sure that there are no signs of leaks. If you do find any leaks, make sure that you take the time to repair them. You will want to call us in to repair any persistent leaks.

Caring for the Garbage Disposal

Summertime means lots of parties and cookouts. It is important that you remind your family members the appropriate and inappropriate things to put down the garbage disposal. Make sure they are particularly careful to avoid disposing of grease, corn husks and celery down the disposal. In addition, you want to make sure to regularly run a high volume of water through your disposal to keep it clean.


Summer is all about having fun. If you take the time to prepare your plumbing, you will avoid having your fun interrupted this summer. It only takes a little bit of time to ensure that your plumbing is primed and ready to handle the heat of summer. So call Mike’s Plumbing and Heating at 410-665-6453 and avoid costly repairs as summer progresses.