The Most Common Summer Plumbing Problems

The Most Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Some plumbing issues seem to happen more often in the summer than at any other time of year. Here’s what you should be looking for this summer so you can keep your house running well all year long!

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Clogged Tub & Shower Drains

When you spend time at the river, the beach, the lake, or even out in your backyard, you end up with more dirt washing off when you bathe. It can be difficult for your normal water pressure to wash all the dirt all the way down the drain and into the sewer line. You can end up with major clogs when you bathe after everyday activities that could require you to call in a professional for drain cleaning. Rinse yourself off with a hose before you shower to avoid these issues!

Sprinkler Problems

Sprinkler heads break easily, particularly with increased foot traffic through your yard and with weekly or bi-weekly mowing. These can cause flooding and other plumbing issues, too. Ensure that you check your sprinklers frequently during the summer and that you fix any broken heads as soon as you can. You can also check for soggy or overgrown areas in your lawn, as this can indicate a sprinkler problem.

Flooded Basements

Sudden downpours and thunderstorms are more common in the summer than they are during the rest of the year. These can flood a basement and cause a lot of damage very fast. If you don’t have a functioning sump pump, consider installing one. If you already have one, take a few seconds to test it before the next storm arrives.

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If you do experience any summer plumbing problems, contact us at Clear All Rooter ASAP. We’ll have an experienced plumber at your door soon!

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