Summer is meant to be a time to relax, unwind and enjoy the beautiful weather. However, when your home has a plumbing problem — whether it’s a clogged toilet or a broken sewer line — it’s tough to do any of these things.
Believe it or not, there are a number of plumbing problems that tend to occur most often throughout the summer months. Here’s a look at three of the most common summertime plumbing problems — along with guidance on which plumbing services will fix them:
Clogged food disposals
Summertime is prime grilling and cook-out season. If you’re not careful with how you dispose of your food waste, you could be faced with a nasty clog in your sink’s garbage disposal. To avoid this, dispose of hard fruits and vegetables in the trash and avoid pouring cooking grease down the drain. Additionally, to fix any unpleasant drain odors, you should pour a cup of white vinegar down the drain, allow it to sit for 30 minutes, then rinse it with hot water.
Frequent sewer line backups
In many parts of the country, summer is the peak season for rain showers and thunderstorms — and if you have an aging sewer line system, all this excess rain water may be too much for your pipes to handle. With a trenchless pipe replacement or repair, you can benefit from a new, more durable sewer line system that will withstand significant amounts of rain.
Leaks and drips throughout the home
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average American household will use up to 400 gallons of water per day; during the summer, however, household water consumption skyrockets. This is because children who are home from school will be using more water throughout the day — and everyone needs to drink more water when it’s hot outside. Combined with the 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water that leak throughout your home, you might be seeing a huge increase in your summer water bills. Plumbing services can help eliminate these leaks and allow you to reduce your water waste.
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