How to Prevent Common Summer Plumbing Problems

It’s summertime, and the living is easy — as long as you don’t run into any plumbing problems on pool day! Fortunately for you, we’ve got you covered with the best tips and tricks to prevent summer plumbing problems before they occur.

Clogged Toilets

Everyone’s home for summer break, which means your toilets may be getting more action than they’re used to. For this reason, it’s not uncommon for clogs to happen more frequently. Our suggestion? Stock up on single-ply toilet paper, and remind your family members not to flush anything additional down the drain. It couldn’t hurt to purchase a sparkly new plunger as well!

Sewer Line Backups

Besides the increase in clogs, the increase in precipitation can also cause sewers to malfunction. Sunshowers can be beneficial in relieving you and your family from a hot, humid summer day, but in excess they can saturate the ground and funnel water extra water into your yard drains. Likewise, tree roots tend to spread out during the warmer months in search of water, and can often make their way into your sewer pipes. Your best bet? Schedule a sewer camera inspection to keep tabs on the unseen!

Outdoor Plumbing Issues

From malfunctioning sprinkler systems to leaky hose bibs, the warm weather can create a whole slew of new issues for your home’s plumbing from an outdoors perspective. When it comes to sprinklers, it’s important to be careful to get them cleaned and inspected each year. Also, make sure you know where each sprinkler head is located so you can avoid them with the lawn mower! Examine your outdoor plumbing — faucets, bibs, etc. — for leaks as soon as possible, and replace anything that seems to leak or drip when not in use.

Remember, this is not a comprehensive list of everything that can go wrong with your plumbing this summer, but more a list of those that commonly do. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for overworked washing machines and clogged garbage disposals as well!

Should you happen to encounter and plumbing problems in your home this summer, don’t hesitate to give Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter a call. Serving all of Orange County, CA, there’s no plumbing problem we can’t handle!

To learn more about our emergency plumbing services, contact us online or call 714-6308766. We’re available 24/7/365 to help assist in your hour of need — whenever that might be!