Most people may not think of plumbing problems when they consider seasonal
home maintenance, but summer can actually be prime time for plumbing issues.
In fact, this time of year sees a number of plumbing problems, from your
common household issues to certain things that only happen in the warmer months.
At The Eco Plumbers, our Columbus plumbers are committed to helping homeowners
and local residents do all they can to prevent and handle any plumbing
problems during the summer. To help you gain a better understanding of
some of these common issues, we’ve outlined five of the most common below:
Clogged Garbage Disposals – People love to entertain during the summer, and dinner parties
and barbecues can create a lot of food waste. If you’re hosting
summer get-togethers, be aware that your
garbage disposal can be getting a lot of use and be aware of what you’re putting
through the drain. For starters, avoid tough rinds, coffee grounds, oils,
and cooking grease and clean out the disposal using boiling water.
Sprinkler Problems – Summer is the perfect time for that well-manicured lawn and beautiful
plants and flowers, but problems with sprinklers can easily lead to a
charred lawn and dead plants, not to mention other more serious issues,
due to summer heat. Through wear and tear, damage, and under-use, sprinklers
can develop leaks that can lead to bigger water bills.
Toilet Issues – A lot of households swell during the summer – meaning that
kids are home from school or family and friends come to visit. With more
people, your toilets will be doing more work and may encounter more problems.
Make is a point to keep your toilets clean and well-maintained and make
sure everyone in your home knows what can and cannot be flushed, and to
limit toilet paper use.
Clogged Sewers – Summer months can see increases in rain and thunderstorms in certain parts,
and that means potential clogging risks for sewer lines. Plant and tree
roots may also encroach into sewer lines when there’s a lot or too
little rain. If you see signs of a sewer line backup call our team for a
If you encounter any plumbing issues this summer, our friendly team and
The Eco Plumbers is ready and happy to help! We offer free in-home quotes
and 24/7 emergency services!
Contact us today to learn how we can help!