Preventing Summer Plumbing Mishaps

Summer can bring a lot of common plumbing problems with it. However, there are some tricks to preventing plumbing issues during the summer months. Here are some tips:

Washing Machine

Since the washing machine will be getting extra use due to an increase in dirty clothes, check it frequently for problems. This means looking for bulges, leaks, or cracks in the hoses. Also make sure to change the washing machine hose about every three years to keep everything running properly. If the washing machine is close to the wall, bring it forward at least four inches. This will help to prevent hose kinking and damage.

Ductwork

Humid weather can cause the ductwork in the house to sweat and cause the drains to backup if they aren’t clear. Leaks in the seams of the ductwork can also cause condensation. If it’s an attic installation, be sure to check the drain pan. If it’s full of water, homeowners could end up with water damage.

Garbage Disposal

With so much grilling and cooking going on during the summer, homeowners need to be diligent about what they put down the drain. Visit All Star Plumbing and Restoration’s website to see a list of foods that should not go in the garbage disposal. Also, be sure to run cold water at full pressure for 15 seconds before and after putting anything down the disposal.

Maintenance

The best way to prevent any plumbing mishaps is to schedule annual maintenance. Having everything examined by the experts at All Star Plumbing and Restoration can make a huge difference. While servicing the plumbing, they can catch small issues that might end up causing larger, more expensive issues down the road.

For homeowners who run into any plumbing problems this summer, contact All Star Plumbing and Restoration. They can handle a variety of plumbing problems and deal with the restoration if damage has been caused.

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