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Believe it or not, summer can often be a time of heightened plumbing problems. The warmer months are a prime time for plumbing problems that may not occur at other times of the year. How can homeowners protect their property from serious summer plumbing problems and what issues should they be careful to avoid; Also, kids are home and you may find the plumbing gets more wear and consequently, incurs more breakdowns? Here are five of the most common plumbing problems that arise during the summer.

Summer Plumbing Problems

  1. Clogged garbage disposal.

It doesn’t take too many summertime cookouts and some “helpful” hands stuffing things down the garbage disposal that shouldn’t go there before your unit may give way. Try to give your helpers a lesson in Garbage Disposal 101, by explaining these substances should never go into the unit:

  • Corn cobs
  • Anything fibrous, such as lettuce, potato skins or celery
  • Watermelon and any fruit with hard rinds
  • Potatoes, bread or any starchy food that may form a paste and clog the blades
  1. Clogged Toilet

The kids are home, having friends over and the toilets get flushed more than usual. Some kids may try to flush things that shouldn’t go down the toilet, along with excessive toilet paper. You can give your little visitors a lecture and hope that helps, but otherwise, stand ready with the plunger. Also, use the thinner, septic-safe variety of toilet paper that will flush and dissolve better. But if you need additional help, call in a professional.

  1. Washing Machine Maintenance

Your washing machine may get more of a workout during the summer, especially if you have children that are out of school. Spending days at the pool or the beach results in more laundry to wash, which can put additional stress on your washing machine. It is best to stay at home while the machine is running, so that if a problem arises you can stop the cycle immediately and call a professional if needed. You should also move the machine out from the wall a little to prevent the hose from kinking.

  1. Clogged Sewer Lines

Spring and summer usually bring more rain, and that can sometimes affect sewer lines and your ability to flush waste away. Also, tree roots that have grown into the sewer pipes may need to be rooted out by a professional plumber. If you see any signs of sewer line trouble such as water from the toilet backing up into the bathtub drain, call a qualified plumber right away. He or she may recommend a sewer line replacement if the damage is extensive.

  1. Sprinkle Issues

If you have sprinklers embedded in your lawn, be sure to inspect and clean the heads before the season begins. When you are mowing the lawn, be careful to do so when the sprinkler heads are lowered, to avoid damaging them.

Contact Full Service Plumbing

With years of service experience, we have helped thousands of homeowners in the Tri-County areas with their plumbing needs. Our team of plumbing professionals consists of some of the most experienced and most qualified plumbers working today in South Florida. These are top-notch plumbing technicians who can accurately diagnose and quickly fix all plumbing problems. We specialize in all plumbing needs and plumbing emergencies are our specialty!

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Plumbing Resolutions for the New Year

Are you ready to welcome the New Year? Now is the time most of us are reflecting on the past year and thinking of ways to improve our fitness, relationships, occupations and finances going into 2017. One thing that often gets neglected is the health of our home, and specifically our plumbing systems.

To ensure a better functioning of your plumbing next year, check out the list of some easy ways that would help you avoid a visit from the plumber. Here they are:

Treat Your Garbage Disposal Well

Don’t just throw everything from your plate in your garbage disposal. Avoid putting fibrous foods such as celery, cornhusk and onion peels as well as anything that is not biodegradable. Run water while you are using the disposal and remember, when in doubt throw it out!

Ditch the Drano

Most homeowners’ first reaction is to reach for a chemical product when they encounter a clog. Chemical cleaners tend to burn a small hole in the blockage, not clear it completely. They are also very harsh on your pipes as well as your plumbers’ skin and clothing when he has to get in there to fix the problem. We recommend using an all-natural enzyme product called Bio-Clean which we always have in stock.

Your Toilet is not a Trashcan

 Your toilet isn’t a dumpster. Do not flush things such as Q-Tips, hair, tampons, wet wipes, plastic medication containers down your toilet. The trash can is there for a reason!

Cut Down On Your Water Usage

Have you ever thought how much water you use on a daily basis? We might not notice it, but actually we waste a lot! If you make simple adjustments (such as turning the water off when brushing your teeth) to your water using habits, this will not just save you money but save as many as 3.000 gallons of water a year! All it takes is to be wise with running water in your home.

Give Your Bathroom A Different Look: It would be a great idea to slightly change your bathroom’s look. New decor can be refreshing to everyone in your family as well as guests that come over on a regular basis. A homeowner can easily handle simple upgrades such as replacing faucets or installing different cabinets, but this will produce a significant impact on your bathrooms style and value. However, larger plumbing jobs are better to leave to the pros.

However, if you ever find yourself experiencing any kind of a plumbing emergency that requires the help of a skillful plumber, contact Full Service Plumbing at 954-327-8582