Watch Out for These Summer Plumbing Problems This Season

With summer in full swing, now’s the time of year when your water consumption is likely at its highest. To help you keep your pipes in top working order, the pros at Cliff Bergin & Associates are sharing some of our top summer plumbing tips. Read them over below, and give us a call at 262-242-2456 if you need expert assistance.

Young Female Homeowner struggles with summer plumbing problems with her kitchen sink.

Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Kitchen Sink Clogs

Everyone loves a good cookout in the summer—except maybe your kitchen sink and disposal. With more grilling comes more food scraps and grease on your dishes. If those get put down your sink instead of the trash, it can clog up your pipes and cause some serious issues.

Put items like grease, corn husks, coffee grounds, and melon rinds in the trash. Save your disposal for small scraps that can easily be cut up.

Backed up Toilets

Whether it’s because your kids are home from school or you’re just taking some stay-cation time, your toilets will be used more than any other time of the year. That extra usage can lead to more pressure and stress on your pipes—and even clogs, leaks, and floods.

The easiest way to avoid those problems? Know what can and can’t be flushed. That means no “flushable” wipes (which aren’t actually flushable), feminine products, paper towels, or Q-tips. Using toilet paper as sparingly as possible can also decrease your chance of problems.

Overworked (and Overloaded) Washing Machines

With more loads of laundry being done in the summer, keep an eye on your washing machine’s hoses for leaks and cracks. And make sure not to overload it—which can cause many other headaches and spills.

Trust Cliff Bergin for All Your Plumbing Needs

We know how urgent a plumbing malfunction can be. That’s why we want to help you prevent them in the first place. So whether you have questions or are looking for more summer plumbing tips, be sure to call us at 262-242-2456 or contact us online.