Summertime in Colorado brings a season of fun with the kids home from school, warm weather, trips to the lake, and family cookouts. However, in this busy season, it’s easy to forget how to prevent drain clogs in your home. Here are three of the MOST common summer plumbing problems and how you can avoid getting stuck with them!
Summertime means the kids are home from school, which results in your toilet being used more often, increasing the chance for toilet clogs. To aid in the prevention of clogs it’s a good idea to remind everyone to avoid using large amounts of toilet paper. You may also want to remind family members what can and CAN’T go down the toilet. The best toilet paper for your plumbing is 1-ply, so make sure you add it to the list next time you head to the store. It may also be wise to place a trash can next to the toilet and remind little ones anything other than toilet paper should be placed in the trash can not the toilet!
Garbage Disposal Troubles
During the summer, people tend to host more cookouts, pool parties, & family gatherings, which can all result in food scraps and leftovers making their way down to your disposal. Just remember, when you start cooking up a storm for your next summer party, there are a few foods that should never go down the kitchen sink. Food like watermelon rinds, corn on the cob & husks, potato peels, and grease should NEVER go down the drain. Placing any of these items down the disposal will leave you with a nasty drain clog this summer! When in doubt, throw it out!
Slow Shower Drains
Trips to the lake are a summer necessity here in Denver! What else can you bring back besides memories & a sun tan? SAND, which is bad news for your drains! To avoid a shower drain clog consider rinsing off in the yard with a hose before hopping in the shower, or make use of the wash-off stations that many public lake areas have. This will ensure that if any sand makes its way down the drain it will only be in small amounts, if at all!
Our AAA team hopes that by being aware of these three common summer drain issues you can avoid any drain pain this summer. However, we also understand that summertime is busy for families here in Colorado & drain pain can sneak up on you without thinking twice. If you believe you are experiencing a drain clog, don’t worry our team is here to help! Give us a call today at (720) 853-004.