Summertime: the sun is out, the kids are home and the weather is warm. This means your plumbing is doing double time. The summer season means more people are at home using the toilets, showers, sprinklers, and other things that can strain your water system. If you aren’t careful, you could end up with a busted pipe or overflowing water. To prevent any major disasters, it’s helpful to know what you should look out for during the summer months. Here are the top three reasons you will want plumbing services this summer:
Sewer Line Issues
When it’s summertime, chances are you will have the whole family at home regularly. More people will use the bathroom daily, which could lead to more clogged toilets or backed up sewer lines than your whole system can handle normally. Issues with the toilet can easily normally be fixed with a handy plunger. A drainage snake can also help for those harder to reach problem areas. Sewer lines may require professional plumbing services if they start to overrun from massive amounts of rain.
Sprinkler System Problems
To keep the grass looking green all summer long, you will probably use the sprinkler system a few times each week. This will put extra stress on the pipes and sprinkler heads, but with some attention and maintenance, the system should be able to take the load. Be sure to properly set up the system ahead of time before the summer months. Look for any leaks or water seeping from the sprinklers as you use it the first couple of times. Ice can damage pipes in the winter time, so any problems should reveal themselves rather quickly. If you notice any issues, you or your plumber may have to replace a pipe or sprinkler head.
Washer Hose Leaks
More people a home will also mean more laundry to do each week. Washers connect straight to a home’s water supply through a hose. Increased use can cause further damages on the hose and result in water damaging of the washer and the surrounding objects. A worst case scenario can be a home flooding if you don’t catch the leaks ahead of time. Check the hose a couple of times over the summer to make sure it’s holding up to the increased use. You can replace the hose with a stainless steel replacement, if necessary.
Getting Plumbing Services Right Away
Summer should be your time to relax with the family. Don’t let preventable problems ruin it. Stay on top of your plumbing system throughout the summer and catch any issues before they become disasters. Water leakage and damage, both inside and out of the home, can lead to costly repairs and replacements. If you find a problem, contact us for some professional help. Our high quality plumbing services are affordable and will get your pipes up and running in no time.