Plumbing problems can ruin any summer. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways that you can avoid having plumbing issues. Below is a list of some of the issues that commonly occur during the summer months and how they can be prevented:

Clogged Toilets

Many people spend more time at home during the summer months, which means that the toilet will be working overtime. One of the best ways to avoid toilet clogs is to avoid flushing things down the toilet that do not belong, such as sanitary pads and paper towels. Human waste and toilet paper are really the only things that belong inside of a toilet. Make sure that you keep a plunger handy just in case a toilet clog occurs.

Clogged Garbage Disposal

If you will be having a lot of cookouts during the summer, then it is very important for you to be careful of how you dispose of your waste. Foods like watermelon and corn can cause your garbage disposal to get clogged. Your garbage disposal can also get clogged with cooking oils. That is why it is important for you to avoid pouring oil down your drain.

Running water while using a garbage disposal will prevent it from getting clogged. You should also run water for 30 seconds after you have finished grinding up the waste in the garbage disposal.

Sewer Line Backup

A sewer can get backed up after an afternoon storm hits and the ground gets saturated with rain. Getting the sewer line serviced before the summer arrives will prevent it from getting backed up. You can also prevent the sewer line from being backed up by installing a drain plug.

Washing Machine Hose Leaks

You may use your washing machine a lot more during the summer months. This is especially true if you have children who are home for the summer. Because your washing machine is running a lot more than usual, you will need to make sure that you check it for leaks on a regular basis.

If you choose to replace the washing machine hose, then you want to make sure that you replace it with a stainless steel hose. Stainless steel hoses last a lot longer than rubber hoses.

Sprinkler Problems

If you have a sprinkler in your yard, then it is important to make sure that you inspect it regularly in order to make sure there are no problems with it. Broken sprinkler heads not only waste water, but they can also cause your grass to die. Make sure that broken sprinkler heads are replaced. You should also be very careful when you are mowing your lawn in order to ensure that your sprinkler heads are not damaged.

If there is a plumbing issue in your home, then it is best to contact a professional. Professionals can quickly correct plumbing issues and prevent them from occurring in the future. Alvarez Plumbing is able to handle sprinkler problems, washing machine problems, clogged toilets, broken garbage disposals, sewer line backups and many more plumbing problems.