3 Popular Plumbing Problems For The Summer | Russell & Lemay

Summer is finally here, and you’re probably looking forward to spending time with your family and friends. With a host of activities planned, take a minute and ask yourself what the state of your plumbing system is. Summer places a lot of strain on this vital system.

Our team of professionals at Russell & LeMay has compiled a list of the top plumbing problems that you may encounter this summer:

1. Clogged toilets

With the kids at home more during the summer, there’s bound to be a lot of traffic in your bathroom. If you host cookouts and other activities with friends and family also visiting, your toilet is set up for a good amount of work. This considerable strain on the bathroom only leads to an increase in your toilet clogging. This can be as a result of using too much toilet paper.

The clogging could also be due to flushing items down the toilet such as tampons, disposable wipes, and paper towels. Even though some of the simple clogs can be handled with a plunger and a little work, other tough clogs call for professional services. A recommended means of avoiding these embarrassing plumbing mistakes is educating your household on how to properly use the toilet. The amount of toilet paper used should also be moderated.

2. Sewer line backups

Your backyard can become saturated with moisture due to extra rain. With this scenario taking place, it can cause severe plumbing issues in your sewer lines. This can cause your sewer lines to back up, leading to serious plumbing issues.

The sewage water that finds its way into your toilet or bathtub can be a nasty hassle to clean out. It can also lead to health hazards in your home due to the growth of contaminants. If your home is primarily in a wet area, there are various steps you can take to ensure that your home is protected.

Ensuring that your sewage lines are professionally serviced as early as possible during the summer season is highly recommended to avoid plumbing mistakes. Alternatively, you can have drain plugs installed in your drains to prevent water from backing up during summer storms.

3. Sprinkler-related issues

The head of the sprinkler mounted on your sprinkler systems is bound to undergo through a lot of wear and tear over time. This can lead to constant breaks or reduce their functionality. These broken sprinkler heads can cause a significant amount of water loss, which can cause energy bills to rise.

During summer it’s highly recommended that you walk through your yard to check on the state of your sprinklers. In case you run into some sprinklers that are malfunctioning or broken, you can replace them or contact professional plumbers to fix these plumbing mistakes.

With the onset of summer, the last thing that you should worry about is plumbing problems in your home. It’s easier to avoid these plumbing issues by maintaining your system instead of having problems cause inconvenience and/or a mess and then having to get them repaired.

Being proactive can help you avoid some of the challenges related to extra wear and tear in the plumbing system in your home. Book an appointment today with Russell & LeMay, which has been fixing plumbing problems since 1949. We can handle everything from plumbing installation to repair and maintenance.

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