5 Ways to Prevent Summer Stress on San Diego Plumbing
Kids are home; guests are coming; and you’re entertaining more. Increased use stresses your toilets, kitchen sinks, and garbage disposals. In addition, extra heat demands more sprinkler and air conditioning use, leading to further issues and repairs.
The summer months are prone to plumbing problems that may not occur at other times of the year. The good news is that homeowners can take the steps to avoid serious summer plumbing problems. These five reminders help you avoid summer San Diego plumbing problems.
1) Don’t Damage Disposals: Watch What Dives into Kitchen Drains
Having plenty of barbeques this summer means you will need to be careful of how you dispose of abundant, greasy food waste. Fruits and vegetables such as apples peels and stringy veggies get tangled in the blades and stress the garbage disposal motor and could end up in a call for garbage disposal repair or replacement. Also avoid pouring cooking oils, butter, and grease down the sink as these ingredients may clog the drain. Be sure to run cold water through your disposal for a few seconds before and after you use it to clear any remaining bits of food.
2) Spot Sewer Line Backups Early to Prevent Extreme Clogging
As the summer season brings many friends and family members over for those seasonal gatherings, sewer drains from toilets, showers, and bathtubs are more likely to get clogged with globs of hair and excessive use. If there are any signs of sewer line trouble such as water from the toilet backing up into the bathtub drain, call a qualified plumber right away to prevent extensive damage.
3) Use the Laundromat:
After a big beach day, consider taking your sandy towels, bathing suits, and clothes to the Laundromat. Days at the pool or the beach create more laundry, which can put additional stress on your washing machine. Rather than over-taxing your washing machine at home, consider taking your kids’ sandy towels, bathing suits, and other dirty clothes to the Laundromat. More, sand left in the washing machine not only gets into additional loads, it can infiltrate the washing machine engine causing damage. Shake out towels as best as you can and take a trip to the Laundromat to get rid of the rest. (If you do get sand in your dryer, leave the door open to let it dry out and then vacuum it out of the drum with the hose attachment.)
4) Make Toileting Rules for Kids:
Household toilets are also used more often in the summer, thanks to children using the bathroom during the day. Make a list of toileting rules for kids and teach them to use a modest amount of toilet paper and to flush only solids. Common clogs are fairly simple to clear with a plunger, but if you need additional help, call in a professional.
5) Keep the Sprinkler Heads Sprinkling
Hot summer days call for more frequent hydration of lawns, thus, increasing sprinkler usage. If you have sprinklers embedded in your lawn, be sure to inspect and clean the heads before the season begins to avoid any functional issues. When mowing the lawn, watch out for the sprinkler heads to avoid collisions and potential breakage.
Perry Plumbing and the Preventative Maintenance that Keeps Summer Smooth
If you know your summer will be hectic, consider having San Diego plumber and HVAC specialist Perry Plumbing out now to check your air conditioner, the strange noises in your sinks and bathtubs and take a look at the gas lines to your pool and spa.
San Diego plumbing repair service Perry Plumbing guarantees 24/7 availability, personal service and up front pricing. With 35 years experience in America’s Finest City, we find and fix issues fast. Call us at 619-472-2112 to discuss your plumbing repair options or toschedule an appointment. Use our generous plumbing coupons or let us know if you are military, police and fire, a U.S. veteran or a first time customer. We will be sure to get you a discount!