Last month we discussed several potential summertime plumbing and drainage problems. This month we are going to tackle three more. Learn how the summer months can cause common plumbing problems and how they can be treated. If you need a plumber, contact High Speed Plumbing at 1-888-958-1394. Remember that we offer emergency plumbing services too.
- Clogged Garbage Disposals
It is often the case that a homeowner knows what they can and cannot put down their garbage disposal, but when they have friends over during the summer, said friends try to help cleanup and end up putting things down the garbage disposal that they shouldn’t.
The best way to prevent this issue is to be careful what you are putting down the garbage disposal. Do not put coffee grounds, hot grease, bones, trash, egg shells, fibrous vegetables, and pasta down a garbage disposal. If you do end up with a clogged garbage disposal, call on a plumber right away.
- Leaking Outdoor Faucets
When you think about it, it is easy to see why outdoor faucets are more likely to leak during summer months: They are being used more regularly. They are being screwed and unscrewed, they are filling up pails, and they are being used to water gardens. With this extra use can come drips and leaks. To avoid this, keep an eye out for rusting handles or seals that have been worn out. If you see them, contact your local plumber.
- Backed-Up Sewer
Droughts are more common in summer, especially in California. When a drought is happening, there is less water going through a sewage system. This can result in all sorts of problems including bad smells, waste drying up in empty lines, and damage to the infrastructure itself. There can be roots blocking the pipes, or causing the pipes to erupt. This is due to shrubs, trees, etc., looking for moisture.
The best thing you can do to prevent these issues is to be aware of them. If you think that your sewer line is not properly working, a camera inspection may be a good option. As is true of most plumbing issues, the sooner you have a sewer issue treated, the easier and more affordable it will likely be to fix.
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If you are in need of emergency plumbing, new installations, simple repairs, troubleshooting, maintenance, or any number of other services, High Speed Plumbing is standing by to help. We have years of experience, a strong work ethic, and honest, up-front pricing. Call us anytime at 1-888-958-1394 and we will be happy to help you.