3 Most Common Summer Plumbing Problems

3 Most Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Jun 7

We all look forward to the summertime. The warm weather and gathering with family and friends for partied and barbeques always bring about fun for the season. However, when it’s hot outside, there’s a need for more water than any other season of the year — giving home plumbing systems as a workout. Here are the top three plumbing problems to watch out for.

Sewer Line Backup

Summertime can be notorious for heavy downpours of rain which can loosen up the ground soil. If you have even the smallest cracks in your pipes, the loose dirt can seep in causing a blockage. Another culprit of sewer line backups is tree roots which can make the cracks in your pipes worse. A video pipeline inspection may be necessary to diagnose the full problem and prevent any further damage.

Garbage Disposal Clogs

While your garbage disposal may be convenient when you are having a large backyard party, it can also be a problem if you don’t follow instructions on how to properly use it. Putting the following items down your garbage disposal can cause a significant clog:

  • Grease or fat
  • Stringy vegetables
  • Corn husks
  • Pits or bones
  • Coffee grinds

Slow Drains

When the kids are home for summer vacation, you’ll be washing more dishes, doing more laundry as well as taking more showers which can be more ways for foreign objects and substances to get into drains. One of the biggest culprits is hair. To keep hair from clogging drains, monitor the drain cover, and remove hair as often as possible. For more stubborn drain problems, you may need to enlist the help of a professional plumber.

If you are experiencing plumbing issues this summer, we can help! Call or schedule an appointment online with AAA Service today. Our experienced and skilled plumbers can handle your toughest plumbing problems.