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4 Summer Plumbing Mishaps to Avoid

You might be thinking that since the winter is over, you don’t have to worry too much about your plumbing. However, summer activities can also wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Let’s take a look at some of the most common plumbing mishaps that occur during the summer months and how you can avoid them. 

Mishap #1: Clogged Disposal

Summer is a time for firing up the grill and hosting guests for outdoor get-togethers. When food scraps and leftovers start piling up, homeowners are often tempted to just throw all of their food scraps and into their garbage disposal in the sink. While garbage disposals are convenient, they shouldn’t be the go-to disposal method for your leftovers. The grease, bones, and fruit pits that are scrapped after a summer barbecue can clog your disposal and cost you money to unclog it. Always try to dispose of your leftover food in the trash. 

Mishap #2: Clogged Shower Drains

We all love a good trip to the beach or the lake. When we come home to clean and wash up afterwards, we’re washing off sand and other debris from our bodies. These solid materials can enter your shower drain and easily cause a blockage, therefore causing your shower to drain slowly or stop draining altogether. To prevent this from happening, make sure to rinse off at the beach or outside before entering your shower. 


Mishap #3: Broken Sprinkler

Your sprinklers can be the only thing keeping your lawn looking healthy and green during the hot summer months. However, with mowing the lawn and foot traffic in your yard becoming more frequent, it’s more likely that your sprinkler system will become damaged. A broken sprinkler can significantly increase your water bill and even impact the health of your lawn. Make sure to regularly inspect your home’s sprinkler system and reach out to an experienced plumber if you’re having an issue with water flow or piping problems. 


Mishap #4: Not Calling a Professional Plumber

During the summer, people tend to take on more DIY projects. However, when it comes to your home’s plumbing, it is not recommended you do this. Attempting to repair your plumbing without having experience can leave you with a bigger problem then when you started. You don’t want your valuable time to be spent working on a plumbing issue when you could be out enjoying the beautiful summer weather. Instead, contact a professional Carroll County plumber to handle your plumbing needs. 


Experiencing a Summer Plumbing Problem?

If you’re having an issue with your plumbing system this season, it’s best to consult with an expert to find the right solution. That’s where Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, an emergency plumber in Westminster, MD, comes in. We’ll solve your summer plumbing issue – big or small – in no time so you can get back to enjoying the summer. Call or contact us today! 


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