When people think about weather-related plumbing problems, they think about busted, frozen, pipes in the winter. However, winter is not the only season that is hard on your plumbing. The hot summer months also become a difficult season for your plumbing.
So in the summer just like in the winter, you will have to take good care of your plumbing. Otherwise, these issues can lead to a lot of inconveniences, especially when all you want to do is enjoy the season.
In the summer we sometimes shake our heads in disbelief at the plumbing problems we face, so we know how overwhelming it can be to face plumbing problems as a homeowner.
Plumbing is a very complex task and in the summer scorching heat it can become very overwhelming to fix plumbing issues.
Plumbing issues, if not fixed on time, can have long-term repercussions that can cause serious damage to your plumbing system.
So whenever you spot a plumbing problem just hire a certified residential plumber, as they have the knowledge and experience that is needed to fix the plumbing problems.
There is nothing in this world that stings harder in a homeowner’s heart than a leaking pipe. As a homeowner facing issues like plumbing mishaps or leaking pipes can cause a lot of damage to your property if not fixed on time.
In this blog post, we will outline the top 2 summer plumbing problems that are faced by many homeowners.
In summer people tend to host more summer cookouts as compared to in the winter and that increases the load on your drains and garburators.
While garbage disposals make post cookout cleanup easier it is still important to keep in mind that not all food is meant to go down your garburator.
Foods that retain water such as bread, rice, vegetables, fibrous fruits, and cornhusks will easily clog your drains and garbage disposal. Also make sure to keep eggshells, cooking oil and potato peels away from your garbage disposal.
So in order to protect your drains and garburators from clogging you should run cold water during and after the food disposal.
Moreover, if your drains and garburators get clogged in the summer don’t try to fix it yourself, call a professional residential plumber and get your drains and garbage disposal fixed.
As outdoor activities increase in the summer it increases the use of pools, sprinklers and garden hoses. All of this adds onto the workload of your plumbing system.
When things are used more they become more prone to damage, therefore it is important that you keep an eye out for leaks.
So check your toilets, faucets and showerheads for any leaks and fix them as soon as you spot a drip, as leaks if left untreated can quickly add up to wastage of water and increase your water bills.
Also, do check for hidden leaks as they can turn into major plumbing problems if not dealt with immediately.
The best way to find hidden leaks in your home is by checking your water meter at a time when you are not using your water so that if the water meter reading moves it means that there is a leak in your plumbing that needs to be fixed.
Plumbing leaks are hard to diagnose and fix, so it is best that you call a professional residential plumber to detect and fix all your plumbing leaks.
Plumbing problems are nightmares for homeowners as fixing plumbing issues can be very time-consuming and costly.
The aforementioned are the top 2 plumbing problems people face in the summer, dealing with them properly and timely can ensure a stress free summer.
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