Issues such as pipes freezing during the cold months might leave you without vital resources, but other plumbing issues can arise as well.
While you’d assume the majority of plumbing issues to occur during the colder months, five are well-known summer culprits. And though you might not be able to forecast common plumbing problems, there are steps you can take in preventing (and even mitigating) the issue before having to call in the reinforcements.
Keep reading to learn the five most common plumbing problems during summer and don’t let a leak ruin your outdoor fun!
Sewer lines are several feet underground and their location is not always apparent — and neither are the nearby roots. What is the house telling you about the pipes that service it? Here are a few symptoms to notice and document:
For a healthy disposal, you’ll want to run it regularly and keep it clean. When in use, always combine with cold running water. This will solidify any grease and oils, making them easier to grind and flush away.
Your garbage disposal is tough. But how much can it really handle? We encourage you to double-check what’s going down the drain by avoiding these 13 garbage disposal don’ts.