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How to Avoid Summer Plumbing Problems

How to Avoid Summer Plumbing Problems

If you’re like most people you know how frustrating plumbing problems can be in the summer. Warm weather can present a different set of challenges than cooler weather, causing unique plumbing issues to occur. These issues can be anything from a clogged disposal to your sprinklers not operating correctly. Luckily, you don’t have to suffer anymore. Below is a collection of common summer plumbing issues and their solutions.

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Problems with Sprinklers

Keeping the lawn green and soft is a wonderful part of summer, as is watching the kids leap through the sprinklers. So what happens when you put out your sprinkler and it will not work well (or at all)? Some would say it is time for replacement, but, in many cases, most sprinklers only need a good cleaning. Sometimes hard water can cause a sprinkler to gunk up. The easiest way to avoid this issue is to clean them well each season before you decide to use them. Also, if you decide to mow the lawn at any point during the summer and your sprinklers are already out in the lawn, make sure that the heads on the sprinklers are lowered in order to avoid any possible damage to them.

Toilets That Clog Frequently

With the kids being home from school in the summer, toilets are being used much more often so naturally, they clog more as well. The simplest way to prevent your toilet from clogging is to remind your children to use less toilet paper. If the toilet still clogs, try using a plunger to unclog it. If that does not work you may need to call in a professional to assist you in removing the blockage.

Sewage Line Issues

If you live in an area that suffers from frequent rainstorms, then you probably have at some point (or frequently still have) problems with your sewage line backing up on you. When excessive rainwater falls the water can enter sewage piping through cracks that might be present in the metal. Tree roots are also a common cause of sewage lines backing up. The long roots grow deep in the earth and can easily wrap around pipes and crack them. In order to combat this, call a professional as soon as you spot any water from the toilet backing up into the bathtub drain. If the damage is severe, a replacement sewer line may be necessary.

If you are experiencing any plumbing issues, including the ones above, or if you need to schedule preventative maintenance so you don’t wind up with these issues, contact Fenwick Home Services today at (904) 724-7022 or online.