Three Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Now that summer is here, you may be running into some plumbing concerns around the house. Ranging from major to minor problems, taking steps to identify potential plumbing issues can ultimately save you a lot of time and money. Here are three common summer plumbing problems to look out for in your Buffalo home: 

Basement flooding

With heavy rainfall being more prevalent during the summertime, chances are your sump pump will be working extra hard to collect water. If you don’t currently have a back-up sump pump, summer is a great time to invest in one. In the event your primary sump pump malfunctions, your back-up one will take over, saving your basement from water damage. 

Clogged garbage disposals

If you frequently host parties and have company during the summer months, chances are you may have encountered a clogged garbage disposal from additional wear and tear. There are many types of food scraps that can cause clogs, such as corn, melon rinds, and oil or grease from cooking. To prevent clogs, always run your cold tap at least a few seconds before using your disposal.

Sewer line back-ups

Often sewer line back-ups come along with heavy rainfall, especially when there’s an underlying issue at hand. When water doesn’t properly drain away from your home, it can cause major issues for your sewer lines. There are many causes of sewer line back-ups, including antiquated sewer systems, tree roots in sewer pipes, and municipal sewer problems. In most cases, you’ll need a professional plumber to diagnose and resolve the issue.

Keeping an eye out for these common summer plumbing problems will ensure these issues get addressed before they become worse (and more costly) over time. If you’re in need of a plumber for your Buffalo home, contact The Plumber, Heating & Cooling, in Buffalo, NY, and schedule an appointment with one of our insured plumbers.

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