Summer is finally here!
Our summer here in Cincinnati is beautiful. The temperature heats up into the 80’s making it enjoyable to be outside with the family. But just as in the winter, the summer has its own list of plumbing problems. To prevent any plumbing disasters this summer, keep an eye out for these three common issues that happen here in Cincinnati:
One of the most common problems during the summer is clogged garbage disposals. Like most people, you are probably out barbecuing, eating corn on the cob and watermelon slices. Be careful with hard fruits and vegetables around your garbage disposal. Rinds and husks that accidentally end up in the sink can clog the drain. Put a strainer over the garbage disposal to block any foods that could clog up the drain.
If something does end up clogging your garbage disposal and you’ve had no luck fixing it yourself, it is time to call a licensed plumber who can clear the clog with cable or even mini hydro jet, and won’t damage the pipes.
The kids are out of school for the summer and with the little ones home all day, your toilet is used more frequently. Using too much toilet paper can quickly clog a toilet. Teach your kids how much toilet paper to use, and flush only after using the restroom.
A plunger can usually clear up a clogged toilet, but if it’s a stubborn clog that persists, call a licensed plumber to help you with any additional needs.
In the summer months, the family is doing more activities outside in the summer sun. Barbecues, walking along the beautiful Ohio River bank, and playing baseball are all fun activities to enjoy. They also mean you are doing more loads of laundry than usual. The extra stress on your machine can cause a leak in your washing machine hose.
When to Call a Plumber for a Leaking Hose
Be sure to pull the washing machine further from the wall to prevent the issue before it starts. If you ignore the issue, the leaks from the machine can warp or stain nearby walls. Call a plumber right away if you suspect there may be something wrong with your washing machine drain line or water supply.
If you ignore clogged pipes, drains, or issues with appliances they can wreak havoc on your entire home. Stop the issue before it becomes a serious problem by having your plumbing routinely checked by one of BEST Plumbing’s licensed plumbers. They have all the tools and knowledge to assess your home. Call BEST Plumbing Service in Cincinnati today. You’ll be thankful you did!