Protect Your Plumbing During the Summer Heat

Summertime is a favorite time of year for those who love plunging into the pool, engaging in their passion for gardening, and hosting outdoor barbecues. However, all these fun events can strain your plumbing system unless you take steps to proactively avoid expensive plumbing repairs. Radiant Plumbing and Air can help you stay ahead of burst pipes, leaks, clogged drains and garbage disposals.

Inspections Can Prevent Leaky Pipes

With summer fun comes an increased demand for water. Filling and maintaining the swimming pool, turning on the automatic sprinklers to keep your grass green, and preparing and cleanup for outdoor entertainment can all increase the pressure in your pipes. This can lead to a disaster for the unprepared homeowner.

Our knowledgeable technicians can inspect your water and sewage lines for any signs of stress, wear and tear, and loose connections. If they find anything that threatens to leave you ankle deep in a flooded home, we can provide an upfront estimate and schedule repairs right away.

Tree roots begin to spread in early spring in order to gather water and nutrition as they blossom. However, they can also invade your plumbing system, causing cracks and blocking the free flow of water. Let our experienced plumbers inspect your home to prevent major clogs, backups, and leaks.

Insulate Your Pipes

The hot summer sun might feel good against your skin while suntanning, but the UV rays and heat can wreak havoc on your plumbing. Heat causes pipes to expand, which decreases your available water pressure and may cause leaks if left unaddressed.

You can’t control the hot weather; however, you can paint or insulate your pipes to protect them. Painting the PVC piping that runs outside the home can reduce heat expansion. Adding insulation around the pipes costs a bit more but protects them against weather extremes all year long.

Clean Your A/C Drains

Neglecting to clean your A/C drains can lead to a host of issues that can affect not only your indoor air quality but also your home’s plumbing system. When the weather is hot and humid, moisture tends to accumulate in the drains of your air conditioning unit. This excess moisture creates the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew to thrive. The presence of mold in your A/C drains can not only cause foul odors to permeate your home but can also trigger allergies and respiratory issues for you and your family. Furthermore, if left unaddressed, mold growth can spread to other parts of

Contact Radiant Plumbing today for more ideas on how to keep your summer adventures fun and keep your plumbing system running optimally. Radiant is Austin and San Antonio’s #1 in plumbing service. We’ve been serving local communities across Central Texas for more than 20 years. Our ever expanding service area covers Austin, San Antonio, and neighborhoods everywhere in between. If you need plumbing repair, you need it now.

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