Save Water in the Coming Summer
4 Tips that will Help You Save Water in the Coming Summer
You can feel it already, the heat creeping into the middle of our days; before we know it our brief Arizona spring will be a thing of the past and Phoenix’s famous summer will be upon us.
One of the only ways residents of Arizona and the Phoenix Metropolitan area such as: Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa can cool off during the long formidable summers is through water, lots and lots of water. Pools are an extremely widespread luxury in Phoenix. Their commonality is most evident when flying in to Sky Harbor, it seems as if every house has little aqua and blue squares in their backyards.
Though we treasure our pools, they do require a lot of work and upkeep. The constant running of your pool equipment, more frequent showers due to perspiration and the need to cool off as well as the extra water you will have to distribute for your plants, yard and pets all will put additional pressure on your pipes and plumbing systems.
Before Phoenix’s summer hits in full force is the best time to make sure that all of your pipes and plumbing are in working condition. Having your air conditioner break down in the middle of the summer is terrible, but having to turn off your water for a day to make repairs can be equally as terrible and frustrating. Here are 4 preventative tips that you can take to make sure that your coming summer isn’t touched by a plumbing disaster.
1. It is inevitable that your water and electric bills are going to go up during the summer. In order to try and cut back on this as much as possible, go through your home and check for leaks. Leaks can waste a larger amount of money then you can imagine and over time worsen and cost you a ton of money. So get them fixed quick!
2. The average swimming pool takes 18,000-20,000 gallons of water to fill. Though you usually have to fill your pool all the way up just once, you should monitor it for leaks as well. In order to conserve water, lessen your water bill and protect your pipes, you can look into getting a pool cover which helps a lot with evaporation.
3. Sometimes cracks and clogging issues are hidden deep within pipes. Moon Valley Plumbing has video technology that gives us a leg up on finding the leaks and problems even in the most inconvenient places. We are able to thread the video equipment into the smallest pipes and crevices and the camera then records the images.
4. Make sure that you are watering your grass and landscaping at night in order cut back on the amount of water that is wasted from evaporation when watering occurs in the middle of the day. Also, make sure that your sprinklers are not constantly hitting the sidewalk or the driveway. Adjust them so that the water is hitting its mark and not being wasted and make sure that you turn them off completely if it is going to rain.
These tips will help you save water and money money during the long, hot months of summers. If you check your home for leaks and find one, give your friendly neighborhood plumber, Moon Valley a call. We can also come out and perform a video inspection on any pipes that you are concerned about, so you can enjoy the water coming from your pipes worry free.
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