Summer frequently means more and different types of activity involving household plumbing, and that often puts more pressure on home plumbing in Toronto. While winter, with its frozen pipes and flooded basements, often attracts the attention of plumbers more frequently and keeps us busy, that does not mean the warmer temperatures do not come with challenges. Read ahead for information about plumbing problems that frequently arise during the warm summer months.
Sprinkler heads tend to attract debris and get clogged. This can also move into the piping of sprinkler systems, and when it is time to run the sprinkler for watering the lawn or letting the kids play, you suddenly discover low water pressure or no water at all. You can prevent this by keeping the sprinkler head clean and calling for help if you notice decreased flow or low pressure.
A sudden storm followed by warm air can overwhelm sewer lines. If there is cracking in any of the pipes, that also adds extra water, which poses further challenges to the system. Trouble escalates if tree roots and other natural pipe-blockers haven’t been taken care of ahead of time. If you have the disgusting experience of toilet water rising up from the drain of your bathtub or sink, call for emergency plumbing service. You need professional intervention to keep everything sanitary.
With children home from school, the plumbing gets more use, and that includes your toilets. Encourage kids to use a modest amount of toilet paper and discourage them from the experiments of youth, like flushing their action figures. While most toilet clogs are easily solved with a plunger, you can still encounter the occasional issue where you’ll need a plumber to come in and help.
Tree roots and other natural barriers can also disrupt toilets. When you notice full flushes are impossible and downward suction decreases, call someone in to see if your toilet lines need a professional clearing.
Washing machine lines
You may be outside biking and hiking, meaning you sweat more and go through clothing quicker. Your kids are home and enjoying the outdoors too, meaning more dirty clothes to wash. All of this activity puts extra strain on your washing machine, and this is a common time for overfills and backups due to strain and dirt buildup.
Stay home when your washing machine is running just to make sure you are there if a problem starts, rather than discovering it when it’s finished and the damage is done. Move your machine away from the wall so there are no kinks in the drainage hose, as a malfunction there will lead to a huge mess. Also consider changing out your hot and cold water lines just to be sure they stand up to the increased use.
Rooter Group, Inc. is prepared for whatever problems happen to strike your plumbing in Toronto this summer. You can schedule an appointment for any known issues that require attention, or keep us in your contacts list in case an emergency arises. We offer affordable service 24 hours a day. Please let us know how we can be of assistance!