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3 Most Common Summer Plumbing Issues To Look Out For


Plumber DallasIf you are like many homeowners out there, you are likely looking forward to the coming summer months. Summertime means backyard barbecues, outdoor parties, trips to the water, and generally more time to spend with the family. However, in addition to all of the many different activities that you look forward to during the coming summer months, summer also brings with it certain issues that you need to be on the lookout for. There are many homeowners out there who don’t realize that your Dallas plumbing system requires its own certain amount of attention during the summer months as there are certain issues that are more likely to arise during the summer months. Here at Watermark Plumbing, we make it our mission to ensure that our customers are prepared for any plumbing issues that might arise during the coming months, and a big part of being prepared is knowing what to be on the lookout for. To help with that, we have taken the time to put together this short list detailing some of the more common plumbing issues that tend to surface during the summer.

Clogged Disposals

Summertime is the time for cookouts, and with all of that extra food, you need to be careful about how you are disposing of it. While you may have foods that are organic, it is generally not a good idea to dispose of them down your in-sink garbage disposal, especially if you are trying to get rid of hard fruits or vegetables. Many of these can actually cause damage to the blades or the inner workings of your disposal or can easily lead to stubborn clogs that can be quite difficult to get out. Used cooking oils and grease from the gill are also things that you will want to avoid pouring down the disposal, as they can builds up and lead to blockages. Finally, you will want to make sure that anytime you are putting anything down your disposal, you take the time to run the cold water for a few seconds before and after to clear away any remaining bits of food.

Sewer Line Backups

Generally with the onset of summer, most of get to look forward to an increased number of summer rain showers, especially as the air starts to heat up. Unfortunately, this excessive rain can get into your sewer pipes from time to time, causing your sewer lines to back up with water. This excess moisture can also cause issues from time to time as the summer season is generally the growing season for many types of plants and trees. This can be problematic if tree roots start to invade into your pipes and crack or block your pipes. If you notice that you have water that isn’t draining like it should be, whether it’s in the kitchen or the bathroom, it’s a good idea to call in a professional plumber right away.

Clogged Toilets

During the summer, many family members tend to spend more time at home, and this means that your toilets are going to be seeing more use. Being in more regular use also means that they have an increased chance of getting clogged, particularly if you have kids that are home from school this summer. You will want to make sure that you and your kids are using modest amounts of toilet paper, and that no one is flushing disposable wipes, as they don’t break down in water and can lead to blockages quite easily. Most clogs can be taken care quite easily with a plunger and a little bit of dedicated effort, but if you find yourself with a more serious clog, it might be best to call in a professional to take care of it and get everything flowing again like it should be.

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