Five Common Summer Plumbing Problems

plumbing problem, summer plumbing problemHave you noticed that some plumbing problems tend to arise in conjunction with summer? This is no coincidence. We examine the common summer plumbing problems: why they occur and what homeowners can do about it.

1. Shower Drain Backups

Why are backups such a common plumbing problem in the summer? Hot weather means sweaty bodies, which means more showers. Naturally, more hair and other debris get into and block the drain. Keep solids out of the drain with a mesh cover.

2. Toilet Backup

Our plumbing service responds more often to toilet backups in the summer. With school out and people staying inside to avoid the heat, more people are in the home more often. This means increased toilet usage; ultimately, this also leads to more backups. Remind your children to use only as much toilet paper as necessary.

3. Clogged Garbage Disposal

With summer comes outdoor barbecues and delicious food—lots of it. Food scraps, such as corn cobs, fruit seeds, and bones end up in the garbage disposal when they belong in a regular garbage bin. The same goes for oil and grease.

4. Sprinkler Problems

Grass and plants can lose water and dehydrate under high temperatures. The sprinkler keeps the foliage nicely hydrated. However, the increased use also leads to more breakage of the hose and sprinkler heads. Small leaks in the sprinklers can also lead to water waste.

5. Overheated Washing Machine

A washing machine overheating isn’t necessarily a plumbing problem, but it does happen more often during the summer. With the heat comes sweaty clothes. This means more and heavier loads. Try to spread out the load over multiple wash cycles.

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This is the season to address heating and plumbing problems since water usage increases dramatically. Take advantage of our special offers for big savings. Call Plumbing and Heating Specialist to address common summer plumbing problems.

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