Summer Plumbing Problems and How To Avoid Them

It’s summertime and the living is easy…for the most part. All the sunshine and outdoor activities make it hard to believe that anything could go wrong. But, your home can still experience a plumbing leak, a clogged drain or toilet, and many other plumbing issues.

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Summer Plumbing Problems and How To Avoid Them

1. Clogged Toilets

Your toilets can clog at any time throughout the year. But since the kids are out of school, and your home is generally more active, summertime is particularly more prone to clogged toilets. Sometimes all you need is a plunger or a snake to break up the clog. Other times you may need a professional to come in and get the water flowing.

Call Dean’s for a licensed and trained plumber in Minneapolis!

2. Sprinkler Lines

Your sprinkler system works overtime during the hot, hazy summer days. The sprinkler head can become clog and the plumbing lines are also prone to cracking and leaking.

To identify any issues, turn on your system slowly to inspect the sprinkler head and hoses for leaks. You may end up needing a simple replacement part, which can take a professional no time to fix.

3. Garbage Disposal

There’s going to be plenty of fun barbecues this summer. But all that grilling and cooking can take a toll on your garbage disposal. Keep your garbage disposal in tip-top shape by avoiding dumping fat, grease, or oil. Also, compost any fruit or vegetable peels instead of throwing them down the drain.

Another way to help your garbage disposal is by flushing water down the drain for 10 seconds after each use.

4. Sump Pumps

Don’t let an unexpected storm leave you with costly home repairs! Inspect your sump pump and have it tested to make sure everything is working properly. Having a professional check out your system can also avoid any debris clogging —this is a major contribution to why a sump pump clogs, leaks, and ends up flooding homes.

With over 35 years of combined industry experience, our crew of professional, licensed Minneapolis plumbing specialists have the experience and knowledge needed to handle all of your plumbing needs. Dean’s plumbing trucks are workshops on wheels with clean modern tools and equipment, allowing Dean’s Minneapolis plumbers to complete the job quickly and efficiently.

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