Summertime. A season to relax, enjoy the sun and make sure your plumbing is working well in the hot weather. Seasons change and how you treat your home changes, too. Now that we’re halfway through summer, it’s probably time to take into consideration some home plumbing problems that might occur because of the season.
Let’s be honest, you’re drinking more water because it’s hot outside. This, of course, is causing you to use your toilet more often. Not to mention that if you have kids, they’re home from school and using the toilet during the day now. Toilet plumbing problems are not uncommon in the summer for these reasons. A lot of times, a clogged toilet can be fixed with a plunger. However, sometimes the issues are more extensive and in need of a licensed plumber.
To avoid toilet plumbing problems, make sure everyone knows what can and cannot be flushed down the toilet. The only things that should be flushed down your toilet are human waste and toilet paper. It might seem easy to understand, but putting a sign up in your bathroom isn’t a bad idea to remind people when they use your restroom.
Sewer Line Backup
Thunderstorms are more likely to happen in the summer months. A lot of rain can come down and saturate the ground. All this water has the potential to get into your sewer lines and back them up. Calling a plumber to install a drain plug is a good way to help prevent this from happening.
Also, summer is time for plants and trees to grow. If their roots extend, they have the potential to invade your sewer lines. It’s important that you keep an eye out on your growing plants and trees. If you notice any of your drains not working properly, make sure to call a professional plumber.
Washing Machine Issues
Like your toilet, you’re likely to use your washing machine more during the summer months. The kids are home, you’re going from one activity to the next and you’re changing your clothes multiple times a day. This can put stress on your washing machine. Make sure you don’t put too much in your loads and make sure you’re using it wisely. You can pull your washing machine away from the wall a little to prevent the hose from kinking. It’s always smart to stay at home when your washing machine is running. This way, if something goes wrong you’re there to stop the cycle immediately and call a plumber.
You need to keep your lawn and garden healthy in the summertime. To do this, you’re likely using a sprinkler. Make sure that your sprinkler heads are clean and able to do the job. Sprinkler heads break from time to time. If you’re using a broken one, not only may it be wasting water, but it also may be harmful to your lawn. Check your sprinkler heads often and ensure they’re clear of debris and dirt.
Contact Niagara’s Wellbrook Plumbing
Even if you take all the preventative measures, sometimes home plumbing problems happen. When they do, we want to be there to help. For more information about our services, get in touch.