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4 Common Summer Plumbing Problems (And How to Avoid Them!)

When the summer heat rolls in, homeowners are focused on enjoying the sun and spending time with family and friends. Nothing could ruin summertime bliss, right? Well, not quite.

The last thing you want is for your summer fun to be soiled because of a severe plumbing issue in your home. The experts at Michael’s Plumbing have created a list of 4 common summer plumbing problems and how to avoid them.

Clogged Shower Drains

Nothing says summertime like a day at the pool or a long walk at the local park. While these activities are great to enjoy, debris such as dirt and rocks can find their way into your home and your shower. This can lead to serious blockages in your shower that can be a hassle to unclog. To prevent this from happening, thoroughly rinse or wipe yourself before you hop in the shower after a long day outside.

Clogged Toilets

Speaking of clogs, most homeowners are familiar with the annoyance of a clogged toilet. Toilets are often used more in the summertime because the kids are home from school, and more people are visiting for social gatherings. To avoid toilet clogs, remind your family of the items that should never be flushed down the toilet, and keep a trashcan visible in your bathroom so your guests know where to dispose of their trash.

Leaking Faucets 

Intense summer heat and humidity create the perfect environment for your metal faucets to expand and contract. This can cause small leaks that may not be initially noticeable but can quickly worsen. Water leaks can cause major water damage and cause your water bill to spike, so they must be addressed and remedied immediately. Keep an eye out for water leaks this summer, and be sure to call a plumbing professional if you notice one.

Damaged Garbage Disposals 

Summertime often means more time in the kitchen as you prepare to host your next pool party or barbecue. Putting the wrong food items in your garbage disposal can lead to clogs or major damage. Items like cooking grease, animal bones, and vegetable peels are just a few things that should never go down your disposal. When in doubt, throw it in the trashcan!

Plumbing Professionals in Central Florida

Summertime comes with many plumbing problems, so it is important to have a trusted plumbing company you can depend on. Michael’s Plumbing is here to assist you with your household plumbing needs. To schedule your appointment, give us a call at (407) 219-9772.

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