The summer is here, and these are some of the best months of the year to have a good relationship with local plumbers like ours at All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Cooling. The summer months come with a few areas that may require bits of extra attention or plumbing services, and our plumbers are here to help whenever this becomes the case.
What are some of these areas you should be paying specific attention to during the summer? Here’s a quick look.
Toilets are used more often during the summer on average, particularly in homes with children who are not in school over the summer. Extra strain on the system means greater risk of clogs – teach children to only use moderate toilet paper amounts, and to never flush anything but this paper and bodily waste down that drain. Make sure you follow these same themes yourself, as well.
Down similar lines, the washing machine will likely get more use during the summer, and this will put more strain on it. If possible, look to remain home while you run the machine in case of any issues. If you have hose issues, consider moving the machine a few inches away from the wall to prevent the hose from kinking.
Summertime naturally leads to more cooking and use of the barbeque, and the garbage disposal often sees the brunt of the runoff here. Larger items like watermelon, corn and meat leftovers are not good for the disposal, but they often end up down there anyway. Try to avoid putting these items into the garbage disposal, and also avoid dumping down cooking oils that can harden and clog the system.
Roughly once a month during the summer, you should be inspecting and cleaning all sprinkler heads in your system to make sure they aren’t clogged. Also, be careful about sprinklers while mowing the lawn – only do so while heads are lowered, to prevent damage to both the mower and the sprinklers.
For more information on common summer plumbing areas, or to find out about any of our other plumbing services, speak to the experts at All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Cooling today
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