Top Summer Plumbing Issues (And How to Avoid Them)

Summer is a time where your plumbing works a little harder. Whether it’s watering the garden, filling the pool, or hosting barbecues with plenty of guests going a little too heavy on the lemonade, it’s important to make sure that your plumbing system is functioning properly and able to handle the extra work.

At Tindall & Ranson, we’re here to help you identify common plumbing issues that spring up in summer, and what you can do to prevent them.



Garbage Disposal Clogs

Summer is the time for cookouts and taking advantage of the seasonal vegetables like corn. However, it’s important to dispose of scraps properly in the trash, and not down the drain. Corn husks and citrus rinds can be a major issue if caught in your garbage disposal. To effectively avoid the issue, you’ll want to make sure only softer materials are going down the drain, if necessary, but always prioritize the trash can first.


Backed Up Sewer Lines

While summer is known for warm temperatures and prolonged sunlight, it also has occurrences of heavy rain. Heavy rain fall can lead to ground saturation, which in turn, can put added pressure on your sewer lines. This can lead to backups.

In order to prevent the summer rains from affecting your sewer lines, you’ll want to have them inspected and cleaned before the onset of the summer.


Sprinkler Issues

If you use your sprinkler system to water the yard or give the kids a fun way to cool off, you’ll want to make sure that it’s free of any problems. Leaks or broken sprinkler heads can prevent the system from functioning properly. It’s recommended to have the system inspected before utilizing it regularly.


Overloading the Washing Machine

During the summer months, when outdoor activities are more consistent, whether it’s gardening, landscaping, or the little ones playing in the yard, clothes get dirtier, and you’ll be running your washing machine more frequently. Depending on how dirty the clothes are, or any natural debris that makes it into the machine, it could lead to issues.

It’s important to have your hoses inspected and to be sure to not overload the machine, allowing multiple runs with fewer items.


Clogged Toilets

Since school is out, the kids are home, and you may be hosting a few get togethers, your toilets will be used more often. They also run the risk of clogging. To get ahead of this common summer headache, you’ll want to have the system inspected to remove any potential clogs that will prevent your toilet from flushing.


Water Heater Issues

Your water heater isn’t used as frequently as it is during the colder months. However, it could potentially have sediment building up. This can cause further issues when it’s time to use it. To get ahead of this, you’ll want to have your water heater flushed so all the sediment and impurities can be removed, and the system will run smoothly.


Get Ahead of Summer Plumbing Issues with Tindall & Ranson

It’s important to have your plumbing system functioning properly during summer. At Tindall & Ranson, we can help you identify these issues and provide the necessary maintenance and service to help you avoid plumbing issues all summer long!


Get in touch with us today!


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