UPDATED: Plumbing Issues In The Summer Heat

During the winter months, your home’s plumbing pipes are at a greater risk of freezing and damage due to the cold outdoor temperatures here in the Midwest. Now summer is finally here, but that doesn’t mean your home’s plumbing system is free of any damage! In fact, the change of season can bring a new set of summer plumbing problems to your home if you're not careful.

At ServiceOne, our licensed plumbers can handle any problem thrown their way. While you and your family spend more time at home this summer, be cautious of these things that may cause summer plumbing problems in your home!

Clogged disposal

What better way to enjoy the nice summer weather than having family and friends over for a cookout? As many families choose to grill out and have more guests over during the summer months, your garbage disposal is at a higher risk of clogging. It’s so important that homeowners are mindful of what they are putting down their garbage disposal. Corn cobs, fruit pits and meat grease can do significant damage to your home’s plumbing pipes. Be mindful of what you are putting down your garbage disposal to avoid any significant summer plumbing problems! 

Basement flooding

Another summer plumbing concern, especially in the Midwest, is your home’s basement flooding. With the amount of rain and thunderstorms midwestern states see each year, an unexpected rainstorm could turn into a catastrophic problem in no time! If you haven’t already, you will want to hire a professional and come take a look at your sump pump and ensure it’s in good working order. A working sump pump will help reduce your risk of damages if a flood were to happen in your home! 

Sprinkler leaks

Another plumbing issue that homeowners don’t really have to think about until the summer is their home’s sprinkler system. During the winter when your home’s sprinklers are not in use, wear and tear can cause your sprinkler system to start leaking. Leaking sprinklers will use more water than intended, and in return cause your water bills to rise. To prevent any sprinkler leaks at home, it’s important that homeowners clean all of their sprinkler heads! You also want to be mindful of sprinkler heads while mowing as they can be easily damaged if accidentally run over!

Washing machine overload

With your kids being home all summer long, as well as many outdoor activities, your washing machine will more than likely be used more often.  This can put quite a strain on your home’s washer. It is best to stay at home when you are doing large loads of laundry just in case something were to go wrong. Moving the washer a little further away from the wall can also prevent the hoses from kinking. It’s a good idea to hire a professional appliance repair technician to take a look and ensure your washing machine’s hose is not cracked or leaking! 

Do you think you are experiencing any of these common summer plumbing problems within your home? Do not hesitate to call a ServiceOne licensed plumber today! Our team will come to your home, take a look, and discuss your options on how to get it fixed. To learn more about our residential plumbing services, visit our website today!

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