It’s that time of year, your kids will be swapping their swimsuits for backpacks and the transition from the lazy days of summer to busy school schedules will be upon you. This change in routine can not only be stressful on you and your family – but your pipes as well!

With the entire family getting ready for work and school at once, your plumbing system needs to be prepared. See below for some tips to ensure you start this school year off on a good foot:

  • Split showers between mornings and nights. Staggering bathing times helps to ensure optimal water temperature and pressure for everybody. You may want to consider putting in a place a minutes maximum bathing time rule as well.
  • Help avoid moisture problems and keep cooling costs down, run the bathroom fan during and after showers/baths for 15 minutes to control humidity
  • Using faucets for personal hygiene can take up approximately 12% of your home’s water usage! Turn off the tap between wetting your toothbrush and rinsing your mouth!
  • Be mindful of what is put down the drain or toilet. Make sure unwanted items go where they belong otherwise you may have a clogged toilet or drain on your hands.

Make sure your home is ready for the new school year, give the experts at Patterson Plumbing and Heating a call to handle some routine maintenance. We’re the Pueblo, CO area plumbing, water heater, drain and sewer services specialists.

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