Here in Midland and Odessa, we’re still enjoying the hottest parts of summer! But relief from the heat is on the way. Before fall hits, it’s a good idea to get a few routine checks done on your plumbing system. In this post, we’ll offer some practical advice on what you can do on your own, and when you should consider calling a professional.

DRIP DRIP DRIP

What starts as a drip, drip, drip can turn into a major problem – fast. Now imagine if you’re out of town when a pipe breaks or the flooding starts. If you have an end-of-summer trip planned, you should definitely do these easy checks.

Check all the water sources both inside and outside your house. This includes all faucets, sinks, showers, etc. Check the faucet itself, as well as for leaks around the toilet and underneath the sink. Even moisture in these areas can indicate a problem. Another hint could be a spike in your water bill. If that’s the case, you could have a hidden leak that will require professional help to find and fix.

DRAIN AND FLUSH

Your water heater is something you rarely notice unless it’s not working. But you can help extend its life with regular maintenance. We recommend draining and flushing the heater once a year. This will keep bills low and water hot!

DOWN THE DRAIN

Have a drain that just seems to drain slowly? A minor clog will eventually turn into a major one, and leave you completely stopped up. This goes for bathroom or kitchen sinks, as well as showers and tubs. Take care of these issues now, before it starts to get cold. Chemical drain cleaners will break down the clog – but they can damage your pipes as well, and are not recommended for amateurs. If the clogs are recurring, you could have an issue with your sewer or drain line, which would require professional help.

WORTH THE CALL

If it’s time for some routine plumbing maintenance at your house, give The Bosworth Company a call. Our friendly technicians can answer your questions, show you what you need, and help get your home ready for fall. Make an appointment online or call us today at 432-570-5233. It’s Worth the Call. Always.