Common Summer Plumbing Problems & How You Can Avoid Them

Just because it’s summertime, it doesn’t mean that your pipes will finally get a vacation. With more time at home for the entire family, plumbing issues are an inevitability during the summer. That’s why we offer our plumbing maintenance services in Salt Lake City, UT, and the surrounding areas both now and all year long. However, there are plenty of plumbing issues that you can easily avoid with due diligence and quick action. Today, we’re going to discuss a few of the common problems your plumbing may face this summer and how we recommend avoiding them.

Bathroom Usage

One of the common side effects of summer vacation is that your bathrooms will receive a lot more mileage throughout the day. Sadly, this also means toilet clogs are going to be on the rise. Ensuring that your toilet is not used as a second trash can is critical to keeping your plumbing in good shape. Likewise, baths and showers are going to put a strain on your water heater. Limiting the amount of time spent in the shower or bath and moderating the temperature not to overwork the heater can save your family massive amounts of money on what could’ve ended up being an entire water heater replacement.

The Kitchen Sink

Summer means it’s the perfect time to turn on the grill, whip out the fresh fruit, and enjoy homemade food and healthy treats for the entire family. The beauty of summer produce comes at a cost, however, when you think of the toll it can have on your kitchen sink. Whether or not you have a garbage disposal, it is imperative that you monitor what goes down the drain. Keep hard-to-process food like raw vegetables and bones out of the pipe and into the trash. When it comes to cooking, don’t dump used oil down the drain, as it is a common cause of unfortunate clogs that people don’t think of until it is too late. 

Trees

Something that most households do not realize will cause plumbing problems is that of tree growth. Many trees grow rapidly, especially in the summer weather, so their roots will spread and cause havoc on your underground pipework if you aren’t careful. Here is a visual breakdown of signs that roots are growing into your sewer line.

If your sewer lines are located near a tree, and you are experiencing blockage or other plumbing issues, please call us today for the necessary professional help!

Plumbing Problems Solved

Sometimes, even being cautious isn’t enough for faulty plumbing to occur. We are here all year round to offer plumbing repairs in Salt Lake City, UT, and the surrounding neighborhoods. When the inevitable happens, and you have no idea what to do, call us. We’ll take care of your plumbing quickly and efficiently so your life can get back to normal as soon as possible!. Contact us today for more information on what Scott Hale can do for you.