4 Common Summer Plumbing Disasters

Summer is here, which means the only things on your mind are beach trips, long days, and cookouts with your friends and family. While enjoying the summer fun, the last thing you are probably thinking about is your plumbing.

Plumbing disasters are inconvenient at any time of the year, but the last thing you want is to spend your vacation money on is a plumber. To make sure you and your family can have a carefree summer, here are some common summer plumbing disasters and how to avoid them.

Clogged Toilets

The kids are out of school, which means the toilets in your home will be experiencing more action this summer. Remind your family to be mindful of how much toilet tissue they use and never to flush items like wipes, feminine hygiene products, or paper towels down the toilet. If a toilet in your home clogs often, it may be time to install a new one.  The experts at C&C can take a closer look at slow and clogged drains to determine the origin and provide you with options for the best long-term solution.

Clogged Garbage Disposal 

One of the best things about summer is having family and friends over for a delicious meal while enjoying the nice weather. While these gatherings are great, they can quickly be ruined by a clogged garbage disposal. If you want your disposal to work seamlessly all summer, remember only to put items down that are not harmful. A few items that should never go down your disposal are bones, grease, egg shells, vegetable peels, stringy vegetables, nuts, and shells.

Washing Machine Leaks

In many households, washing machines are overused during the summer. Between extra sweaty clothes from the summer heat as well as pool towels and swimsuits, the amount of laundry is significantly more. To avoid a washing machine disaster, be sure to perform a thorough inspection of all the parts of your washing machine. Keep a close eye on the hoses for leaks and cracks to prevent water damage.

Water Damage

Summer rain showers can be a refreshing relief from the blazing sun, but they can also increase the chances of water leaks in your home. Not only can water leaks be expensive to repair, but they also can introduce harmful growths like mold and mildew in your home. Some common signs of a water leak in your home are higher utility bills, water stains on ceilings, damaged flooring, strange noises in the plumbing, and rusty pipes. Call a plumbing professional immediately if you see any of these signs in your home.

Call the Plumbing Experts at C&C

If you experience a plumbing disaster this summer, contact the plumbing experts at C&C Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing & Electrical. Our trained and skilled plumbers are equipped to handle any plumbing problem you may experience. From clogged drains, leaks and drips to sump pump installations and more, C&C can handle it all.  We also offer preventative maintenance services to help ward off disasters and maintain your comfort all year long. Just give us a call at 732-860-2660 or schedule your appointment online.

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