As spring and summer approach, many homeowners will start using their outdoor plumbing fixtures. While this can be a great way to enjoy the warmer weather, it can also lead to some common plumbing issues. In this blog post, Cooper Plumbing will discuss some of the most common spring and summer plumbing problems. We will also provide tips on how to prevent these issues from happening.
Common Spring & Summer Plumbing Issues
The warmer weather can lead to clogged toilets. This can be because people are using their toilets more often — you might have more people over during the summer or your kids are staying home during summer vacations. If you have a clogged toilet, you should contact a plumber right away. They will be able to clear the blockage and get your toilet working properly again.
Another common spring and summer plumbing issue are leaky faucets. This is usually caused by a build-up of mineral deposits. You can prevent this by having your faucets inspected and cleaned on a regular basis.
Slow Draining Showers
Slow draining showers are another common problem. This is usually caused by a build-up of hair and soap scum. You can prevent this by using a drain cover or cleaning your drains on a regular basis.
Clogged or Broken Disposal
Your garbage disposal can also get clogged or broken during the spring and summer. During the summer you might have more cookouts, grilling, or block parties, which can mean using your garbage disposal more often. To ensure your disposal lasts longer, avoid harder materials like corn cobs, fruit stones, or other solid materials that could potentially damage your disposal.