To help celebrate summer 2014, the friendly professionals at 4G’s Plumbing are offering timely tips to help their existing and new customers throughout San Luis Obispo County conserve water, avoid costly water damage, and find help in a hurry when emergencies arise.
With water shortages topping the headlines throughout most of California, the urgency to conserve this precious resource has given rise to a new way of thinking for home and business owners when it comes to maintaining their property.
“Water is a vital resource and, with rainfall levels remaining low, we have all become more aware of how even a small leak can lead to waste, loss and damage over time,” says 4G’s Plumbing owner Brad Gilkey. Local, family-owned and operated, the business provides service throughout San Luis Obispo County. “During the summer months, we tend to see an increased number of broken water pipes throughout the county.”
The reason for this increase, according to Gilkey, is the sometimes-drastic changes in temperature that often occur – it’s not unusual for a homeowner to experience 40-degree weather in the early morning hours and then feel the outside temperature rise to 98 by mid-afternoon. This can wreak havoc on already-weak water pipes and may result in a small crack becoming a full-blown water disaster inside or outside the home.
Gilkey and his knowledgeable, professional staff of plumbers at 4G’s Plumbing offer the following tips for home and business owners:
-Check for leaks around faucets, toilets, showers and outdoor water sources.
-Look under sinks and check pipes for moisture, warped surfaces, mold and mildew.
-Check for rust or wet spots around water heaters and washing machines.
-Does your water meter dial move when nobody is using water? If so, you may have a leak.
-Look for streaks inside and around bottom of toilet – this often indicates a leak.
-Pay heed to new or unusual noises near water sources.
-Discoloration on cement on flooring is often the result of leaks in the foundation.
-Patches of unusually green grass or weeds in yard are often the result of a leak.
“When it comes to preventing water damage, time is of the essence, so we want to remind all of our customers in Atascadero, Paso Robles, and throughout San Luis Obispo County that SLO County Plumbing is available to assist whenever and wherever we can,” says Gilkey. “We have increased our staffing substantially since the beginning of the year to help better serve our customers and expand our service area.”
More about 4G’s Plumbing
4 G’s Plumbing offers a full range of quality plumbing services to meet your needs. For help in a hurry or to find out more ways to conserve water and prevent water damage, call 4G’s Plumbing at (805) 835-3024.