Investing in the maintenance and routine upkeep of your outdoor plumbing and electrical systems can have a significant impact on your efficiency, security and comfort.
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (PRWEB) May 13, 2015
While indoor plumbing and electrical maintenance is important, the warmer weather places extra emphasis on outdoor systems usually overlooked by homeowners. Gold Medal Service, an award-winning home service company, offers tips for outdoor plumbing and electrical systems to ensure New Jersey homeowners can enjoy the comfort of their outdoor living space all year long.
“Investing in the maintenance and routine upkeep of your outdoor plumbing and electrical systems can have a significant impact on your efficiency, security and comfort,” said Mike Agugliaro, co-owner of Gold Medal Service. “Not investing in regular maintenance of your outdoor plumbing system can waste water and money, and neglecting outdoor electrical systems is dangerous, especially if it’s overloaded by lighting that isn’t properly installed.”
To help maintain your outdoor systems, Gold Medal Service recommends an inspection to check for damages or improperly installed systems. Nearly 14 percent of residential water use is attributed to leaks, and this includes outdoor faucets and piping. Homeowners can better the longevity of their outdoor plumbing by:
- Installing fresh washers in the threaded hose connections of outdoor spigots to reduce leakage
- Using a timer on the sprinkler system to conserve water and strategically position them over areas of your lawn that need more attention
- Run periodic and environmentally friendly drain cleaner in outdoor piping
- Inspect and clean all gutters and downspouts regularly
- Use drought-resistant plants in flower beds and pots to conserve water
In addition to improving outdoor plumbing, homeowners can improve the quality of outdoor living by investing in upgrades and maintenance of electrical systems as well. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, encourages homeowners to make sure all outlets have their own weatherproof cover and are protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI. These detect electrical leakage and can prevent electrocution by shutting off dangerous circuits. In addition to GFCI’s, Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters help prevent electrical fires by detecting electrical arcs and shutting off power before a fire can start. When installed by a trusted professional, these devices prevent a financially debilitating issue.
“The outside systems for your home should be just as important as the inside,” said Agugliaro. “Investing in professionally installed, upgraded systems safeguards you against a devastating accident and allows you to enjoy all areas of your home year round.”
To find out more about outdoor home services in New Jersey, contact Gold Medal Service at 800-576-GOLD or visit http://www.goldmedalservice.com.
About Gold Medal Service
Gold Medal Service, rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, was founded in New Jersey in
1994 with just two employees. Their vision was to provide homeowners with a reliable and trustworthy home service company customers could count on to fix just about anything that could go wrong in a home. Since then, Gold Medal has grown to include more than 120 employees and technicians solving plumbing, heating, cooling, electric, drain, waterproofing, and sewer issues for homeowners across the state of New Jersey. Gold Medal Service is an Angie’s List “Super Service Award” recipient. For more information, call 800-576-GOLD or visit http://www.goldmedalservice.com.
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