Summer is here, and that means your home is likely experiencing a considerable amount of extra use as kids are free from school for a few months. This extra usage actually could expose some plumbing problems you’ve either been putting off or weren’t even aware you actually had. However, every summer we are called for a number of services that are often ones which have emerged thanks to the many extra flushes, showers, and loads of laundry that occur every year during summer months. Want to know what you might face? Here are five of the most common summer plumbing problems.
When the kids are home for summer, your toilets will likely receive a lot more use than they do during the school year when your home sits quietly for most of the day. If you want your pipes to be able to handle the added load without issue, they had better be clean. We often find many people have a slow-running toilet that they’ve put off for a while, only to have it come back as a full-on clog down the road, which requires a skilled Van Nuys plumber to fix.
Your garbage disposal may also face some extra work during this season as well. Kids don’t often know what is and is not good to put down the disposal. And that might accidentally lead to things like oil, grease, or eggshells being tossed down, where they can quickly wreak havoc on your disposal or even the pipes leading away.
Your drains are one thing, but they all connect to a common sewer line that leads away from your home. When the sewer line clogs, then you’ve got a much bigger problem on your hands. Fortunately, cleaning or even replacing a sewer line doesn’t require digging up your entire yard or jackhammering your foundation anymore; in fact your line could be good-as-new in just a few short hours.
Sprinklers are exposed to heat, sunlight, and the elements every single day for years at a time. Naturally, over time, they crack, break, and give out. When a head breaks, you’ll waste a ton of water and could even drown your grass, killing it. Fortunately, replacing a sprinkler head is not terribly difficult and usually doesn’t cost a lot, especially if you do it yourself.
How does the water get into your washing machine? Simple: through a hose located behind it. Most machines these days use a braded stainless-steel loom hose that last much, much longer, but some older systems still have a rubber hose that could probably be aging. If the hose cracks even slightly, you could have a slow leak. Slow leaks frequently become large leaks if left unattended. If you still have an old rubber hose, swap it out as soon as possible!Call The Twin Home Experts today at (818) 927-6309 for help with all of your plumbing issues this summer!
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