Summer Plumbing Tips

  • Summer means more outdoor activities for you and your family which can mean more dirty clothes!  Check your washing machine hoses for cracks or leaks.  Make sure your washing machine is at least four inches from the wall too help prevent hose kinking and damage.  It is recommended that washing machine hoses be replaced every three years.  Remember to remove dryer lint regularly and never leave home with your washer or dryer running!
  • Be careful what you put down your kitchen disposal after your cookout.  Most are not equipped to handle cornhusks, celery, banana peels and other fibrous or stringy foods
  • As the summer heats up in the afternoon, we are prone with those heavy rains showers or thunderstorms.  Excessive rain can get into sewer pipes through cracks and cause the sewer line to back up. You might also experience trouble if tree roots spread underground and crack the pipes. If you see any signs of sewer line trouble such as water from the toilet backing up into the bathtub drain, call a qualified plumber right away.
  • It’s also a good idea to make sure your sump pump is working properly during the summer months.  You may want to consider a back up system if you are concerned about water damage should your current pump stop doing it’s job!

The best defense to ensuring your plumbing is running properly is to schedule an annual maintenance inspection!

Enjoy the summer with your family and friends!

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