Of the four seasons, winter and the frozen pipes it brings is most notorious for causing plumbing problems. With that said, summer can bring its own set of plumbing problems, as well. Listed below are some of the plumbing issues that are common in the summertime and how you can avoid them.
Common Plumbing Problems in the Summer
- Sewer Backups - The spring and summer season can bring heavy rains, which are one of the most common causes of sewer line backups. Unfortunately, there isn't really much you can do to keep this from happening. You will, however, want to contact a plumbing professional as soon as you see the first signs of a sewage backup. One common sign of a sewage backup is water from the toilet backing up into the bathtub drain. If you notice this, be sure to contact us right away.
- Damaged Sprinklers - If you have sprinklers in your lawn or garden, summer is the season where they will be working the hardest. Before you begin to continually run your sprinklers, check the nozzles and make sure that none of them are clogged with grass or dirt. You will also want to be especially careful when you are mowing your lawn. Sprinkler heads that have been destroyed by a lawnmower are a problem that happens far too often.
- Clogged Pipes - A lot of plumbing in the average household house sees an increase in use during the summer. This is due mostly to the fact that children are home from school during the summer and many people have guests over more frequently during the summer months. Because of this increased use, toilets and garbage disposals can become clogged. To avoid this, always take care when using your toilets and garbage disposal, and teach your children to do the same. Most clogs can often be cleared with a little effort, but if the issue persists you may want to enlist the help of a professional.
Contact A Plumbing Expert Today
Summer is a time of fun and sun, and the last thing you want to have to deal with is plumbing issues. Simple precautions allow you to avoid most issues, however, if a problem does arise, Stahl Plumbing is here to help. Our professional plumbers will be able to quickly and effectively fix any issue that may arise with your plumbing this summer. If you would like to learn more about our plumbing services, we invite you to contact us today.