We look forward to summertime for fun and relaxation, but it can also be a time for plumbing problems. The hot weather and increased use of water can put a strain on your plumbing system which can lead to leaks, clogs, and other issues. We offer you descriptions of some of the most common summertime plumbing problems and what you can do to prevent them:

Leaking faucets

Leaky faucets can waste a lot of water, which can lead to higher water bills. To check for leaks, turn off all the water in your home and then look for any signs of water, such as wet spots on the floor or dripping faucets. If you find a leak, fix it as soon as possible.

Clogged toilets

All year around you can expect another another common plumbing problem: clogged toilets. Toilets can get clogged by a variety of things, such as toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, and hair. With company over for a family barbecue or all of the kids and their friends home on summer break, the bathroom has some increased risks. To prevent your toilet from clogging, avoid flushing anything other than toilet paper down the toilet. If your toilet does clog, try using a plunger to clear the clog. If that doesn’t work, you may need to call your Dependable, Reliable, and Courteous DRC Plumber.

Low water pressure

Low water pressure can be caused by a number of things, such as:

  • clogged water filters
  • Leaks
  • problems with your water heater
  • your supply line.

 If you notice low water pressure, check for any obvious signs of problems, such as leaks or clogged filters. If you can’t find the problem, call a plumber.

Water heater problems

Water heaters can also experience problems even during the summer. If your water heater doesn’t heat water properly, it could be due to a number of things, such as a faulty thermostat, a sediment buildup, or a leak. If you notice that your water heater doesn’t work properly, call a professional plumber to have it repaired.

Sprinkler system problems

If you have a sprinkler system, have it inspected and serviced regularly, especially during the summer. Sprinkler systems can develop leaks and other problems which can waste water and damage your lawn. To prevent sprinkler system problems, have it inspected and serviced by a professional at least once a year.

Slow drains

Whether in your kitchen or your bathroom, if you have slow drains the problem may require a simple fix or a more intense solution. Avoid using harsh chemicals in your drains. Harsh chemicals can damage your pipes and cause clogs. Instead, use natural drain cleaners or a plunger to clear clogs.

By following these tips, you can help prevent summertime plumbing problems and keep your plumbing system in good working order. If you need help, we’re here for you 24/7! Contact DRC Plumbing and Sewer to help you care for your home’s plumber this summer and all year long.