Tips for Avoid Summer Plumbing Problems

Summer is a time when parties go late into the night, picnics are enjoyed in the garden and kids get the chance to camp outside in their tents. It is also a time when your plumbing system gets put under extra pressure because of the number of people who visit your home. Luckily, you can protect your plumbing system from any damage by planning for the inevitable. Local plumbers recommend preparing your plumbing for the summer months by taking steps to secure certain areas.

All kinds of items can clog your drains, including:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Vegetables
  • Hot grease
  • Bones
  • Pasta

If you don’t secure access points, you could find yourself with an unwanted blockage in your home.

Clogged Kitchen Sink

The most vulnerable target during the summer is your kitchen sink, it is often well-meaning friends and family who accidently clog this drain when trying to clear up after a party or a BBQ. They don’t properly clean the dishes and wash items down your sink that can easily clog the system. If you notice your sink is struggling to clear water, you probably have a blockage. If you cannot resolve the problem yourself or you’ve no idea where to start, call a professional plumber in your area.

Slow Draining Toilets

If you’ve a kid’s party in your backyard, plenty of them will drink too much fizzy soda and run to the bathroom throughout the day. They are usually unaware of plumbing etiquette, so put signs up to stop them clogging your toilet.

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