Jun 9, 2023 | Backup, Clog, Drain, Faucet, Leaking, Outdoor, Sewage, Sewer Line, Sink, Sprinkler, Summer, Toilet, Water Heater, Water Hose

During summer, it’s natural to expect plenty of sunshine, outdoor fun, and rest – who doesn’t? However, this season can also have its fair share of plumbing woes in regard to your home’s plumbing work. Because this season comes with increased water usage, temperature changes, and other factors that can cause plumbing problems, it’s important to know what to look out for so you can avoid unpleasant surprises as much as possible. On top of that, it’s essential to also know how to handle these common plumbing issues. Please, join your Five Star Dayton Plumbing family as we discuss all you need to know about anticipating and solving these issues. 

  1. Sprinkler System Problems: In order to keep your lawn green during summer, it is often necessary to use sprinkler systems. However, these systems might encounter problems like broken heads, clogged nozzles, or leaking pipes. To resolve these issues, you should examine your sprinkler system for visible damages, replace the nozzles that are clogged or clean them, and search for potential leaks.  
  1. Sewer Line Backup: If you have a storm occur in the summer, make sure to watch out for any issues with your home’s sewer system. This may cause backups which include slow drains, foul odors, and gurgling noises, as well as water backing up into toilets or sinks. In case you suspect there is something wrong with the sewer line, it is important to reach out to a professional plumber right away. They can diagnose the problem and perform necessary repairs using their expertise and tools.  
  1. Clogged Drains: During summer, more people tend to be at home, frequent gatherings are often held, and family and friends come to visit. While this is all fine and dandy, more people in your home also means increased usage of showers, toilets, and kitchen sinks, which can often lead to clogged drains if not appropriately prepared for. To avoid this issue, you can use drain guards to prevent hair and other debris from getting into the drains. You should also refrain from pouring grease or oil down the drain. On top of that, you should periodically flush your drains with hot water and vinegar, which can help remove buildup. Lastly, in the case of stubborn clogs, you can use a plunger or plumbing snake to dislodge the blockage.  
  1. Leaky Faucets: If you have a dripping faucet, it can lead to wasting water and, unfortunately, a higher water bill. When the weather is warm, this problem can get worse due to existing issues like worn-out washers or faulty seals that cause leaks. To solve this issue, you can turn off the water supply to the affected faucet and replace the washer or the entire faucet if needed. If you’re not sure how to do this, it’s better to ask for help from a professional plumber. 
  1. Water Heater Troubles: Hot showers are comforting during colder months, but hot water is still necessary for summer. If you are experiencing issues with only lukewarm or no hot water, your water heater may have problems. The culprits could be sediment buildup, a faulty thermostat, or a malfunctioning heating element. Possible solutions include flushing the water heater, adjusting the thermostat, or replacing the faulty parts. If the issue persists, seek professional assistance. (Leaving the major repairs to the professionals is always highly advised!) 

By being aware of these common issues, knowing what to look for, and following the suggested solutions, you can avoid potential plumbing headaches and enjoy a stress-free summer. It’s always essential to prioritize safety, and in case of doubt, we highly recommend seeking the assistance of a professional plumbing company to address any plumbing problems effectively.  

Rely on Five Star Dayton Plumbing to take care of all your plumbing needs. This way, you can be confident that your plumbing system is in good hands. You can call us today at (937) 230-6506, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here