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Home Maintenance  /  August 26, 2019

The 4 Common Summer Plumbing Problems You May Encounter

As a homeowner, you’re directly responsible for the maintenance and repairs of your home, especially the plumbing. After all, if something is broken in your plumbing, it can render your bathrooms unusable or cause a spike in your water bill. Plumbing issues can crop up during the summer so it’s important that you’re proactive when it comes to having your plumbing inspected as needed. Here are four common summer plumbing problems you may face.

  1. Sprinkler Problems – Sprinkler heads tend to break as time goes by, and it’s often advised by professionals that you have a broken sprinkler head repaired before summer. That way, you won’t be wasting any water, and your grass won’t drown. To replace the broken sprinkler, simply remove the old one, and take it to the hardware store to find a replacement. Having your sprinkler system regularly maintained can greatly help as well.

  1. Garbage Disposal Obstructions – The garbage disposal will also be used more during the summer, thanks to the types of food you consume and the amount of people in your home or that you host on a regular basis. Foods like watermelon and barbeque can cause serious damage to your garbage disposal if they’re put there. To unclog a garbage disposal, use vinegar and hot water to clean and flush it. Remind guests and your children of what they can and cannot put in the disposal as well.

  1. Sewer Line Problems – Issues with your sewer line can occur when an afternoon thunderstorm occurs and saturates the ground with rain. Since summer storms can occur, keep in mind to have your sewers serviced before the summer to help you avoid major problems.

  1. Clogged Toilets – Clogged toilets are unpredictable plumbing problems and often happen if someone throws something that shouldn’t be thrown in the toilet. You can easily avoid this by reminding your household members of what can and can’t be flushed down the toilet. As a precaution, however, keep a plunger nearby to remove the clog.

For assistance in any home maintenance issues you’re facing, don’t hesitate to turn to Handyman Connection® of Lexington-Nicholasville. We are your number one provider of plumbing and home remodeling services. Give us a call at (859) 274-4477, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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