With the summer here, home activities are buzzing. We always seem to accumulate more dirty clothes during these summer months. It may be time to check your washer hoses and connections for leaks, bulges or cracks. Also check your dryer vents for lint build-up.
Be careful with what is put down your disposal. Many popular cookout style foods can harm them such as cornhusks, banana peels, and other stringy foods. Do not put fats or cooking oils down your drains as this can cause build up in the drain pipes and cause a clog.
If you go on vacation you may want to turn off your water heaters power source and water source as this will save you from heating water while you are away and stop the chances of the water heater having a leak while you are gone.