Common Summer Plumbing Problems
Posted by Jason Genah on 09-07-2019
With the summer now here, many homeowners are experiencing plumbing problems throughout the property. By taking the time to learn more about your home equipment, you can make sure you find the ideal repair option. In this latest post, we’ll explore several common summer plumbing problems.
With the family home all summer, you’re likely going to experience a blocked toilet at some point. The more people are using the toilet, the more chances that you’ll have a blockage within the system. Don’t wait to call for professional assistance if you’re continually experiencing a blocked toilet, call our team at Drain King directly!
Sewer Line Backups
The summer rain brings with it a significant downpour of water for most of the region. In some cases, you’ll find that the sewers fill with water and there’s a backup in your home. This is a dangerous issue that can lead to harmful bacteria entering your property. If you have water backing up into your toilet or sinks, call a local plumber to review the issue.
Your home drains must be working efficiently to clean the water from your equipment. If the drains are moving slowly, it likely means you have some sort of blockage in the system. Often, a blockage occurs after the family has taken a summer trip to the beach. Sand and small rocks that fall from the skin during a shower can make their way into the drain and develop into a blockage.
Overloaded Washing Machine
Your home washing machine is likely to be very busy during the summer months. With children being home from school and playing outside with friends, they are going to get their clothes dirty. You may find that having to clean your family’s clothes every few days causes significant wear and tear on your washing machine. And you may even find that you overload your washing machine, causing components in the system to fail. Make sure you use smaller than average loads for each cycle, in order to protect your machine.
Clogged Garbage Disposals
With so many people in the house during the summer, your garbage disposal is also subject to greater stress. This is a particular challenge during extended family gatherings in the summer months. Sometimes, the disposal simply cannot handle the amount of waste going into it and will break down or clog. If you’re inviting friends and family over this summer, make sure you have a list of items that cannot go into the garbage disposal. This list should be posted in a high-visibility area in the kitchen.
Broken Sump Pump
Many homeowners make the mistake of believing they don’t need to use their sump pump during the summer months. But sometimes rainstorms can cause significant flooding during the warmer months of the year. This often means that homeowners are unprepared and they try to use their old sump pump only to find it’s no longer operational. Before the peak of the summer months, take the time to test your sump pump and ensure it’s working to peak capacity.
With more people in your home, your dishwasher and washing machine will be used more often during the summer. This can place the equipment under greater stress, leading to system leaks. If you notice that there’s pooling water around your washing machine or dishwasher, make sure that you call your local residential plumbing repair team directly to assess the issue.
Our team at Drain King has many decades of experience in the plumbing industry and has helped homeowners across the region safeguard their homes and their appliances. To learn more about our company, or to inquire about a specific plumbing problem in your home, please call our experts today.