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Protect Your Home From the Summer Heat With These Water Tips

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San Antonio is known for its hot summer temperatures, humidity, and some dry heat, making it necessary to conserve water and stay cool. With temperatures often rising above 90 degrees, protecting your home from the heat can be difficult.

Fortunately, there are a few water tips you can use to keep your home comfortable and save on water bills this summer.

Check Your Sprinkler System

Texas weather can be unpredictable, and San Antonio is no different. In the summer, temperatures can soar as high as 100 degrees, making outdoor activities unbearable. Ensure your sprinkler system works properly to keep your home and outdoor area cool. 

Plumbing professionals like Comfort-Air Engineering & Primo Plumbing, Inc. can help ensure your plumbing systems function adequately and efficiently. We can also advise on how to best adjust and maintain your system to ensure it works throughout the summer. This includes inspecting all outdoor plumbing components for signs of damage or wear and tear.

We also recommend scheduling regular maintenance for your indoor and outdoor plumbing to prevent any issues during peak water use times. Our experienced technicians have the knowledge and skills to quickly diagnose problems and provide quality solutions that will last years.

Comfort-Air Engineering & Primo Plumbing, Inc. offers a complete range of services to meet your home needs, from new installations to repair work.

Add Mulch to Your Garden

If you’re looking for a way to keep your garden healthy in the sweltering heat, adding mulch can be a great solution. Mulching your garden will help reduce water evaporation, conserve soil moisture, and reduce weeds. It also helps regulate the temperature of the soil and prevent erosion. 

You can find mulch at most garden supply stores, and it’s typically made from organic material such as bark, grass clippings, leaves, or compost. If you have a large area that needs to be mulched, consider having a professional do the job.

Applying mulch correctly is important in maintaining a healthy garden and preserving water during the hot summers.

Turn Off Your Sprinklers When It Rains

When the summer heat hits in Texas, keeping your sprinklers running to keep your lawn and garden watered can be tempting. However, when it rains, it’s important to remember to turn your sprinklers off. This will save you money on your water bill and help you conserve precious water resources.

When it rains, the water that falls can provide enough moisture for your plants without being supplemented by sprinklers.

Leaving your sprinklers running when it’s raining leads to a risk of over-watering. This can cause the roots of your plants to rot, eventually leading to dead plants and a yard full of unhealthy growth. Turning off your sprinklers when it rains ensures your garden and lawn get the right amount of water and aren’t over-saturated.

Don’t Water During the Heat of the Day

Watering your lawn or garden in the heat of the day can waste time and money. Water evaporates quickly when it’s hot, and your plants may not get the hydration they need. It’s best to water your plants in the early morning or late evening, when it’s cooler. This will give them more time to absorb the water and help keep your lawn healthy. 

If you water during the day’s heat, your grass may look brown and wilted, but it will recover after a good soaking in the evening. To conserve water, try using soaker hoses instead of sprinklers. They’re designed to slowly release water over an extended period, ensuring the soil absorbs as much moisture as possible. 

As a final step, make sure you aerate your lawn regularly; this helps prevent compaction, making it harder for water to penetrate deep into the soil.

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