With people often staying home longer during summer, their plumbing is probably getting a serious workout, too. It’s only smart to make sure your pipes and supply lines can handle your increasing demands while saving water and reducing the chances of encountering any plumbing issues at the same time. So you can prepare better, here are the 5 most common plumbing repairs you may need this summer:
1. Sprinkler Repair
When sand, soil, rocks, or other debris are caught in the sprinkler head, it may damage the pipes and cause the water to become backed up.
It’s important to check the sprinkler for obstacles – and make sure the soil has thawed, before turning the system on.
2. Drain Cleaning
After spending time outdoors, you count on your plumbing to get clean once again. Excess dirt and grease can clog your drains more easily.
When taking a trip to the beach or lake, rinse off outside to avoid water pooling in your own shower. Remove hair getting stuck in the drain cover as well.
Living in an area with hard water? Mineral deposits may build up and clog the drains, too.
We recommend getting your drains inspected, cleaned and maintained at least once a year.
3. Garbage Disposal Repair
When a summer cookout happens often, there’s a higher chance of food, utensils, and garbage making their way into your garbage disposal.
Some of the warning signs of a garbage disposal issue include a backed-up sink and loud metal clanking sounds. If the motor hums without rotation or if the disposal doesn’t turn on when the switch is flipped, you have to call a plumber right away.
We don’t recommend trying to repair the garbage disposal by yourself, since you might be exposed to broken blades and exposed electrical wiring.
4. Washer Repair
Your washing machine is more likely to work harder in the summer, and its increased workload can easily lead to unexpected breakdowns.
However, there are signs to watch out for before your washer fails completely, such as loud banging sounds. Faulty hoses also keep your washer from filling or draining properly. If your clothes are still soaking wet at the end of the cycle, this may indicate a broken belt or switch inside the appliance.
5. Sump Pump Maintenance
Can your sump pump weather the storms that summer may bring? Maintaning your sump pump ensures your system is ready to help protect your property from water damage, which is expensive to repair and is a potential health risk.
Get your pipes ready this summer
While you don’t have to worry about frozen pipes anymore, summer still brings many issues with your plumbing at home. Fortunately, we can fix any plumbing issue, big or small and help you get ahead of problems before they occur.
Contact Us to schedule a maintenance appointment, or book it online or through the app. We’re also available for plumbing installations and repairs. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to our experienced and knowledgeable plumbers.
COOLING & HEATING SOLUTIONS FOR THE HOME
Get The Best Heating & Cooling Solutions For A Year-Round Safe, Comfortable Home