Avoid Common Summer Plumbing Problems in Bountiful!

July 6, 2021
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Now that we’re entering the heart of the summer in SLC, you’ll want to make sure that your home’s plumbing system is in good condition. While you may think that the majority of plumbing issues occur in winter, with frozen pipes, the warmer weather can bring problems to your house as well. With kids being home for the summer, as well as guests coming to visit, you’ll want to ensure that your plumbing system is ready to handle the heat.

Here at Craig’s Service, we provide sewer repair in Utah. Here are some of the most common plumbing issues that homeowners face in the summer months. 

Clogged Disposal

With summer being the time for cookouts and fresh fruit, you may find yourself using your garbage disposal more often than usual. Make sure that you’re disposing of food properly because if not, it could cause the disposal to clog up. This means that you should not put fruit pits or grease from grilling down the drain. 

Washing Machine Issues

All the activities that go along with summer can put a strain on your washing machine. Heavy laundry loads can lead to issues such as blockages and overflows. To avoid problems, try to stick to small loads. If you’re having issues, contact our SLC emergency plumber, who will come out to check the washing machine’s hoses for leakages or kinks. You can also consider moving the washing machine out from the wall to avoid overheating. 

Slow-Clearing Shower Drains

Though shower drains can be slow to drain at any time of the year, the increased frequency of showers in the summers can cause it to be a bigger issue during this season. Things like sand, dirt, and pebbles can get caught up in clothing and bathing suits and empty in the shower, causing drain blockages. To avoid drains from getting clogged in the first place, consider using a drain cover or hair catcher. If your drains are slow to drain and water is pooling, avoid using harmful chemicals and contact our plumber. 

Sprinkler Issues

The heat and sun of summer in SLC puts extra strain on your home’s sprinklers. If you want to maintain a beautiful green lawn and healthy flowers, you will likely need an in-ground sprinkler system. However, when something goes wrong with it, it can be a major pain to fix. To ensure the safety of your sprinkler, it is best to contact a plumbing company, who can take a look at the pipes. If you want to check the system, first check for leaks and clean your sprinkler heads. Make sure that whoever is mowing the lawn is not hitting the sprinkler heads with the mower. 

SLC Emergency Plumbing Services

If you encounter one of these summer plumbing issues or any other plumbing issue, the simple solution is to contact our plumbing experts. We provide 24/7 emergency service, so no matter what time your plumbing issues occur, we can be out to your house to fix them. 

Contact us at 801-295-3357 for more information. 

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