Many Americans are unaware that as summer comes, there may be some work to be done on their home’s plumbing to prevent issues. As summer is in full swing, backyard pool parties and barbecues are also becoming more frequent. With this comes extra foot traffic in the home and increased usage of your home’s plumbing. Since plumbing can wear out and begin to show some problems when usage is increased, it is good to know how to prepare for and prevent the plumbing issues that are almost inevitable with the coming of the summer season.
Backed Up Sewer Lines
Sewer line backups can be very common in the summer and can make your home smell of sewage, cause problems with water pressure, or create other issues in your plumbing. To avoid this, be sure to not bathe, shower, or otherwise use a large amount of water when there is heavy or consistent rainfall outside.
It is also worth noting that blockages in storm drains or hazardous materials being poured down storm drains can cause backups and other serious plumbing problems. It is best to be watchful of both.
Proper Garbage Disposal Usage
As summer barbecues are happening more and more, you might find yourself using the garbage disposal more frequently. To avoid clogs and damage to your garbage disposal unit, only use it on smaller chunks of food and do not pour oil or grease down the garbage disposal.
Large chunks of food, oil, and grease are all surefire ways to create problematic clogs or even leaks in your garbage disposal. If you have a leak in your disposal unit, it is often best to purchase a new one.
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We know that sometimes, even despite your best efforts, plumbing issues happen. Whether it’s a stubborn clog, broken or leaking pipe, or another plumbing issue, we can help. Get in touch with us today to schedule your appointment.