Three Tips for Summer Plumbing Success
Summer is the season of outdoor fun and entertaining. Unfortunately for your plumbing, summer can also be the season of sewage backup, clogged drains, and cracked hoses. At GAC Plumbing Company, we know one of the best summer tips is taking the time to inspect your system before the season starts to ensure it’s well maintained and ready for action. Here three tips for summer plumbing success.
Inspect Sewer Line Pipes
Thanks in part to summer storms and rainwater, backups in your sewer line are extremely common. Storm water enters sewer pipes through small cracks and creates congestion. Root development from trees can also put strain on a sewer line since they grow toward the water source. The best way to make sure your sewer line pipes are ready for the season is to have them inspected by one of our expert technicians. He or she will look for signs of damage, and repair any potential cause of backup.
Protect the Garbage Disposal
Another part of your plumbing system that is sure to see increased activity in the summer is the kitchen garbage disposal. Barbecues, social gatherings and pool parties are all great reasons to fire up the grill, but don’t go putting all of that corn on the cob down the disposal. Of the three tips for summer plumbing, this one is the simplest to follow. To prevent clogs, do not put cornhusks or other stringy foods down the disposal. Fatty foods can also stick to drain pipes and cause clogs, so don’t put any leftover hamburger meat down the drain.
Change Washing Machine Hoses
Whether it’s you or your kids, someone is bound to have dirty clothes throughout the season. Make sure your washing machine is prepared for the extra work by having the hoses inspected for cracks, leaks, or bulging. It’s also a good idea to change washing machine hoses at least once every three years.