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Get Ahead on Your Plumbing To-Do List

It’s officially August, which means summer is almost over! Don’t let your summer to-do list slip off the radar. The weather is still warm which means it’s the perfect time of year for outdoor and under the house projects. Here are a few items to check on around the house while the weather is still pleasant!

Going on Vacation?

A tip that many don’t know about is turning your hot water heater down to save energy! The costs might not make a huge difference if you’re only away for a weekend, but if it’s a two-week vacation or more it’s definitely worth it!

Water Heaters

Speaking of water heaters, the summer is a great time to replace an old one! You don’t want to be in mid-January. without hot water! Another perk is the prices are low on water heaters this time of year. If you are purchasing a hot water heater, think about going tankless.

Laundry for Days

Did you know that the hose to the washer machine only has an average lifespan of three years? The summer is the perfect time to replace this vital part of the machine!

GO green!

Have you been thinking about replacing certain faucets and shower heads for a while now? Believe us when we say that this is a great idea! The cost and energy savings are a big plus for replacing these items. Here is a great guide to some energy saving products.

Landscaping and Issues

Tree roots are a big problem as the warmer months approach. If you have trees close to your house or in your front yard the summer is a great time to have underground sewage lines checked out to make sure these roots aren’t causing any issues.

Water Pressure

If water pressure is becoming an issue in your house, then you may want to replace some faucets like mentioned above. Unfortunately, this also can be caused by a larger issue like corroding pipes. If low water pressure is a constant, then you may want to call a professional (link: to check it out.

Outdoor Pipes

The summer is a great time of year to check on outdoor pipes that are exposed to weather elements. If you see any corrosion or leaks get them fixed now! Don’t wait to have a pipe burst in the middle of winter.

Our to-do lists can seem daunting at times but believe us when we say you want to check on these
topics now rather than later. You won’t regret it when you’re warm and cozy in the middle of winter!

Kelson Carter

Article reviewed by:

Kelson Carter, aka, The Prince of Plumbing

Kelson is a 3rd generation Plumbing Contractor. His family business is located in Greenwood, Indiana, and provides Residential Plumbing Service to the Indianapolis Metro market.

Kelson grew up watching his grandfather and father do plumbing. After graduating high school, Kelson went to Trade School and became a Licensed Master Plumber and Licensed Plumbing Contractor. He is also Certified in Backflow Prevention. He currently owns and operates Carter's My Plumber with his parents.


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