The warmer months are a prime time for plumbing problems that may not occur at other times of the year.
1. Washing Machine Maintenance.
Your washing machine may get more of a workout during the summer, especially if you have children that are out of school. It is best to stay at home while the machine is running, so that if a problem arises you can stop the cycle immediately and call a professional if needed.
2. Clogged Disposal.
Are you hosting lots of cookouts this summer? If so, you will need be careful of how you dispose of leftover food. Avoid pouring the dirty grease down the drain after grilling out. It’s also a good idea to run cold water through your disposal for a few seconds before and after you use it to clear any remaining bits of food.
3. Sewer Line Backups.
Excessive rain can get into sewer pipes through cracks and cause the sewer line to back up. You might also experience trouble if tree roots spread underground and crack the pipes. If you see any signs of sewer line trouble such as water from the toilet backing up into the bathtub drain, call a qualified plumber right away.