It’s Back to School Time Now! Is Your Plumbing Ready?

kids and the school bus

The first day back to school – it’s exciting, nerve-wracking, filled with hope and also filled with anxiety. Everyone in the family needs to get back to a daily, morning routine. It is often hectic and chaotic, with the entire family doing their “get ready for the day” routine all at one time. This includes everyone showering, brushing teeth, preparing and eating breakfast and getting dressed.

There is no time for drain back-ups, low water pressure, no hot water, overflowing toilet, pipe leaks or a faucet leak.

Everyone in the family needs the bathroom at the same time for showers, the toilet, brushing your teeth and primping time.

You then head to the kitchen and breakfast is prepared, with multiple dishes and glasses being used. Whatever you do not finish eating goes into the garbage disposal and you complete the morning routine by preparing lunch for the day, using more plates and utensils.

Later in the day (or sometimes even in the morning) there is laundry to be done with daily school outfits, football/track/cheerleading practice, dance class, karate class and many other school and extra-curricular activities. This is an increase over your Summer laundry loads.

kids brushing teeth

Some easy ideas to be sure your home and plumbing is ready for going back to school:

  • Check your water pressure and be sure it is running at normal pressure.
  • Check your faucets. Are they all functioning properly with no leaks?
  • Set a shower schedule for everyone in the family and stick to it. You may even want to split up the showers between night time showers and morning showers. Plus night time showers are likely less expensive, with utility companies charging off-peak rates in the evening.
  • Inspect your garbage disposal for clogged drains and leaking pipes.
  • Always wash your clothing in full loads.
  • Check your clothes washer and dryer and be sure they are operating at normal capacity with no broken or leaking pipes.
  • Inspect your water heater, to be sure you have hot water for showers as well as the clothes washer and dishwasher.
  • Check your toilet to be sure it is flushing properly. There is nothing worse than a flooded bathroom with an overflowing toilet as you are trying to get out of the house.

Be ready for the excitement of the upcoming school year and be sure your plumbing is ready to handle the morning routine and overall increased activity of your family as school starts up again for the year.

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