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If it hasn’t begun already, your household will go from relaxed, unhurried mornings to a rushed, back-to-school routine. This can be a big adjustment, especially for large families. But along with setting those alarm clocks for an earlier hour, don’t forget to take some precautions with your plumbing system before the rushed mornings begin. In fact, your plumbing system can suffer in some major way as you transition from your summer to school routine.

With more people getting ready in a short amount of time, your bathrooms and shower will be on high demand. This can bring on a host of disruptions, such as clogged drains, lack of hot water, high humidity and mold. Plumbing problems can throw a wrench in your family’s plans to get ready for the day. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prevent back-to-school plumbing issues and ensure your plumbing isn’t the reason for a grouchy family member or a tardy slip in school.

Stagger Showers
There’s nothing worse than getting a cold shower to start off your day. With such high demand on your hot water heater and little time to catch up, it may be best to stagger your shower times and include some nighttime sessions. Have one or two family members volunteer to take their shower before bed to prevent hot water running out in the morning.

Use the Bathroom Fan
Multiple hot showers can create high humidity in a small bathroom space. Not only can this contribute to foggy mirrors, but it can also lead to mold in the corners or ceiling of your bathroom. To prevent this, utilize the bathroom fan throughout your shower times and even crack a window if possible.

Tidy up Drains
Clogged drains are another complication that can occur. Make sure everyone understands the importance of cleaning out excess hair around the drain before they exit the shower. This can drastically improve your likelihood of a stopped-up drain and disruptive backup later on.

Call a Plumber
Last but not least, do not hesitate to call a professional when needed. In fact, it can be a great idea to schedule a routine inspection for your plumbing system before the high demand of back-to-school mornings begin. A plumbing expert from Covenant Plumbing can detect minor plumbing issues, such as leaks, clogs and hot water heater failures, before they become serious and costly disturbances. In addition, we can recommend ways to conserve water with energy-efficient fixtures so that you can save some money on your next water bill.

Worried that your plumbing system isn’t ready for school to begin? Call our Macon plumbers today!

Posted on behalf of Covenant Plumbing