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Summer is the favorite season of most people around. With schools getting closed, most kids are at home, people are planning vacations and you can enjoy all the Vitamin D to strengthen up your bones. But while summer can be a season of fun for the family, it can be hard on the plumbing system in your home. The heat and increased activity in homes can affect the health of your pipes and other plumbing fixtures.

As summer is approaching, below find out about some of the common issues which arise in this season and how to fix them.

Clogged Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are a kitchen essential in many households. If you are planning to have many cookouts this summer, beware of what goes in your kitchen sink. With kids out of school and family and friends gathering over lunch and dinners, it is highly likely that you end up throwing a lot of trash in your sink assuming that your garbage disposal will take care of it. In reality, hard fruits and vegetables peel and core can damage the blades of your garbage disposal. Also used cooking oil and grease can damage the garbage disposal unit.

How to Fix it?

So as you expect a lot happening in the kitchen over the summer, make sure you take especial care of what is going in your kitchen sink. Make sure you appropriately dispose vegetable peels, core and oil.

Also, it is a good idea to run cold water before and after using the disposal unit. This will ensure that all remaining food particles are washed off the garbage disposal. However, despite adequate precautions, it is possible that a few problems may arise with your garbage disposal. In that case, instead of relying on DIY techniques, it is a good idea to call a professional plumber. Using the right tools and knowledge, they can easily fix the problem without damaging your garbage disposal unit.

Sewer Line Backups

As summer approaches, many parts of the country including Arizona are prone to excessive rainfalls and thunderstorms. The heavy rainfall, flash floods and dangerous winds can cause extensive damage to plumbing fixtures especially outdoors. Sewer pipes are particularly prone. Excessive rainfall can result in cracks and can cause the sewer line to back up. The condition is worse if tree roots are present around the sewer line.

When the sewer line backs up, you can notice water from the toilet backing up in different parts of the house. This results in unhygienic conditions accompanied with foul smell.

How to Fix it?

So as soon as you notice signs of sewer line back up, do not wait for the situation to get worse. Immediately contact a professional plumber. They can take care of your sewer line and recommend repair or replacement based on the severity of damage.

Sprinkler Issues

Another outdoor plumbing fixture which can get affected by summer heat and rainfall is sprinklers. The cold weather can cause a lot of damage to delicate fixtures such as sprinklers. So as the season changes, it is a good idea to check for leaks and cracks in your sprinkler. Since kids are at home and water is something they love, a leak or crack in your sprinkler can lead to a lot of water wastage. This will not only reflect in higher water bills but is a cost to the entire community.

How to Fix it?

If you notice any cracks, leaks or malfunctioning of your sprinkler, you can try to fix them on your own. But not all leaks and cracks are obvious. So it is always best to seek professional assistance. A professional plumber can identify all leaks in no time and can fix them as soon as possible. As you fix the sprinkler early in the summers, you can enjoy the entire season without worrying about your water bills. 

Gas Line Disturbances

Summer is the season for gardening. Many people plan on planting a few vegetables and fruits in their yard. As you dig the yard for cultivating tomatoes, cucumbers or squash don’t forget that your gas and sewer line might be located in your yard. Unfortunately many people are not aware of this and they end up damaging their gas lines as they dig their lawns during summers. This can affect the gas supply not only to your house but also to the neighborhood. This is the reason why gas supply disturbances is a common concern during summers.

How to Fix it?

Fortunately this problem is preventable and can easily be fixed by a professional plumber. If you are not sure whether you have gas line running through your yard, make sure you contact a plumber before you dig. They can help you identify the location of gas line. Once you know where the line is, you can dig without damaging the line.

In case, you have already damaged your gas line, immediately contact a professional plumber. Many plumbing companies offer emergency plumbing services for situations including a damaged gas line.

Your Plumbing Solution this Season

Regardless of the month of the year or days of the week, you can fall back to Mesa Plumbing for all your plumbing solutions throughout the year. With years of experience, our professional plumbers can help you deal with all types of plumbing problems. So whether you have sewer line backups or sprinkler issues, our trained professionals will save the day, any time of the day. If you need to protect your home’s plumbing this season or any time of the year, call us now at 480-832-1660 or visit our website.

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