Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Published Date: July 29th, 2015 | Category: Plumbing Tips

It’s summer time, and that means you and your family are probably busy with outdoor activities, barbecues and plenty of opportunities to relax. But even though it’s vacation season, your plumbing doesn’t get much of a break. If anything, it’s working harder than ever! So here are a few tips on how to avoid plumbing repair in your St Paul home this summer (and throughout the entire year).

Because you are probably outside more often when it is warm out, your washing machine and dryer are probably doing a lot of extra work. Make sure you check them both regularly for signs of wear and tear. Your washing machine should get some extra attention in order to avoid causing the need for plumbing repair. And it has been longer than three years since your washing machine hose has been replaced, you should look into having this done soon.

Did you know that sometimes the condensation from your ductwork can cause your plumbing to back up? This can lead to plumbing repair. Make sure you get your ducts looked at regularly to ensure there are no leaks or cracks. And if any are found, be sure to get them repaired as soon as possible. Leaky or cracked ductwork can also drive up the cost of cooling and heating your home.

Your garbage disposal is probably working overtime too thanks to fun summer parties and cooking on the grill. The garbage disposal was not designed to get rid of every single kind of food. For example, you should never pour grease or fat down into your drains, and you should never use your garbage disposal for “stringy” foods like celery or bananas. And you should be sure to avoid pouring instant foods down the drain: the kind where you just add water. These can all cause your drains to get clogged and the need for plumbing repair.

Finally, make sure you get your home’s plumbing system looked at and inspected on a regular basis to ensure there are no clogs or any need for plumbing repair. Professional plumbers, like the ones at All Ways Drains, can come to your home and inspect your plumbing, drains and other components to make sure everything is running and draining as it should be.

Would you like more information on plumbing repair in St Paul? Call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.