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7 Ways To Prepare Your Plumbing for Summer

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As temperatures rise on the North Shore, homeowners should start thinking about preparing their homes for summer. In addition to an AC tune-up, it's important to ensure your plumbing is in top-notch condition to avoid any major issues. 

In this article, the expert plumbers at Cranney Home Services explain the seven simple steps homeowners can take to prepare their plumbing systems for summer.

1. Inspect Outdoor Faucets & Hoses for Leaks

Even minor leaks can wreak serious havoc on your home. Take this opportunity to check all outdoor faucets and hoses for any visible signs of leaks. Since summer brings more frequent use of these fixtures, you'll want to ensure they're in good working condition to prevent significant wasted water and damage.

2. Check & Clean Gutters & Downspouts

After the storms and wind of winter, there's a good chance your gutters and downspouts are clogged with debris. This leaves you at risk of water damage to your walls or foundation from a summer storm, if your gutters can't safely and effectively move water away from your home.

Now is the ideal time to clean your gutters and inspect them for any clogs or damage that could impact their effectiveness.

3. Schedule a Professional Sewer System Inspection

Summer can often mean additional guests in your home. Make sure your sewer system can keep up with a professional inspection. Trust a licensed and insured plumber to check the condition of your system to prevent backups or other messy issues. 

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4. Test Your Sprinkler System

More heat and reduced rainfall mean your sprinklers will be on frequently. Make sure they operate properly by testing the system and checking for leaks or malfunctioning heads. Issues can lead to flooding and an increased water bill.

5. Clean & Inspect Sump Pumps

Make sure your sump pump is ready for heavy rainfall from summer storms. We recommend making sure your pump is clean and functioning properly.

You can do this by turning the pump on and pouring a bucket of water into it to see if it begins to process. If it doesn't, you'll need to call for repairs.

6. Schedule Drain Cleaning

Ensure your home is ready for pool parties and BBQs by ensuring your bathroom and kitchen drains are working at their best. With a preventative drain cleaning service, you can rest assured that you're safe from frustrating clogs that may make your home unusable. 

7. Check Your Water Heater

Your water heater gets significant use in the winter to provide the hot showers and baths you need. Make sure it hasn't accumulated any sediment buildup or experienced any other issues that will make it operate less efficiently during summer.

Schedule a maintenance appointment to keep your system in top-notch condition.

Choose Cranney Home Services for Plumbing Maintenance in the North Shore

Don't let summer sneak up on you or your plumbing. With proactive maintenance, you can avoid potential issues that can significantly interrupt your summer plans.

At Cranney Home Services, we offer comprehensive plumbing services to ensure that your system is in outstanding condition and can handle any maintenance or repair you need to get ready for the season.

Contact us online today to schedule plumbing services for your home in the North Shore.

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North Shore and
Merrimack Valley
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Salem   |   Andover   |   Danvers   |   Lynnfield   |   Melrose
and surrounding cities
Proudly Serving The
North Shore and
Merrimack Valley
Areas include:
Salem   |   Andover   |   Danvers   |   Lynnfield   |   Melrose
and surrounding cities