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Common Summer Plumbing Issues To Be Aware Of

It’s summertime and you want to enjoy time with your family. Plumbing problems are the last thing that you want to deal with, but they are more frequent the during summer months even though they can happen at any time. Sweltering temperatures during the summer can exacerbate plumbing problems to make them worse.

If you do need any assistance with plumbing, including bathroom plumbing repair in Maple Grove, MN, give our team a call. You can keep reading to learn more about the most common plumbing problems that we see in the summer so that you can identify them early and schedule a repair appointment before the problem gets worse.

Garbage Disposal

You might spend more time at home during the summer. As a result, your garbage disposal is likely getting used more often. If your kids are home for the summer, they may be throwing things down the drain that don’t belong there. As a result, your garbage disposal may not be working at its best.

If you’ve been having issues with your garbage disposal, it may be time to schedule an appointment to get it checked out. You can take care of your garbage disposal by throwing most food debris in the trash to limit how much actually goes down your drain. You can also clean your garbage disposal at least once a month to prevent clogs and mold from developing.

Water Heater 

Your water heater is already very warm from producing heat for your water. When you add in sweltering summer temperatures, it can just be too much. We see a lot of water heaters break down in the summer because of the strain from extra heat.

One way to combat this problem is to make sure that your water heater is well insulated. If your water heater is in your garage, you also want to air out your garage regularly to increase airflow. And of course, if you ever have any concerns about your water heater you can give us a call to schedule a service appointment.

Low Water Pressure

Having low water pressure can be caused by a couple of different things. One is hard water mineral buildup that affects the mesh grate over your faucet. If too many minerals build up, it can block water flow and create lower water pressure.

But it’s also possible that you have a plumbing pipe impacted that delivers water into your home. For example, if a tree root grows through a pipe in your yard, you may experience lower water pressure as water leaks outside instead of entering your home.

Clogs 

Drain clogs are also common in the summer with warmer temperatures. All it takes is a few pieces of hair, soap or food going down your drain and sticking to the side of a pipe. These particles continue attracting more and more debris until you were left with a significant clog. 

We encourage you to give our team a call for addressing tough clogs instead of turning to chemical drain cleaners that you might find at a local hardware store. These chemical drain cleaners can do more harm than good to your plumbing system. We have snake and hydro jetting tools that allow us to break down even the toughest clogs without damaging your plumbing.

Contact Comfort Matters Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. With you through THE HIGHS & LOWS!

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