Spring has sprung in Hampton Roads!
While you're dreaming of blossoming flowers, warm breezes and pool parties, there are a few things you can do to prepare your household for those sweet summer days ahead. Follow our springtime guide to a pleasant season and problem-free pipes!
Leaky pipes are a huge drain on your resources - literally! The water lost through a leak in your plumbing system adds up quickly, and can end up costing you thousands over the course of a year if left unchecked. If you suspect your toilet bowl of having a crack, drip a few drops of food coloring into the back tank. Wait a few minutes, and if the color has seeped into the bowl, call Atomic!
Nobody likes a cold shower. Check the temperature setting on your water heater. It should be no higher than 120° F in order to prevent scalding and to save energy. Your hot water may last longer, too! Additionally, if your water heater is 15 years or older, it's time for a newer, younger model! Call Atomic to learn more about the types of energy efficient water heaters we have available.
Not ready to trade up, but still looking to improve the efficiency of your plumbing system? Try draining a few gallons from your water heater, then letting it replenish itself. This process helps flush corrosion and sediments, both of which reduce the lifetime of your heater. Regularly clearing them out can keep your heater heating for years to come!
If you've noticed some offensive odors emanating from seldom-used drains, we've got a quick fix for your. Simply pour a gallon of water down the drain to fill the trap and curb the stench!
We hope you've found our springtime plumbing tips and tricks helpful, and have a great season, Hampton Roads!