Summertime is often equated with backyard barbecues, sunbathing and family vacations. Plumbing issues are often overlooked by many people. It is important to pay attention to it so you don’t get serious headaches later. It’s possible to experience a range of plumbing issues during the summer months. It is important to be aware of the signs and what you can do in case you have one.

How can you protect your home from water damage this summer?

This list has been created by our Glendale plumbers to answer your questions. This list lists the most frequent problems and provides tips on how to prevent them from happening throughout the summer.

Clogged Drains

Summer is the time many people look forward to cooking up some summer barbecues for their friends. Be mindful of how you dispose food scraps and other cooking product if your home is one of these.

These materials can damage your disposal’s blades and create clogs that are difficult to remove. After you’ve finished cooking, it is better to dispose of them somewhere else. Also, ensure your disposal unit runs cold water before you put anything down. This will remove any food leftovers or other debris.

Backups for sewer lines

Summer showers are common due to heat and excessive rainfall. This could lead to your sewer line re-routed into your home. Summer months are the growing season for many kinds of trees and plant life. Sometimes the roots of these trees can get into your plumbing pipes and grow underground.

If you see signs of sewer line backups, such as water backing into your toilet or bathtub drains, it is important to call a Glendale plumber immediately. If left untreated, they can cause serious damage to your house.

Toilets that have become clogged

With more family members moving into the home, it is likely that the home’s bathrooms will be used more often, especially with kids at school. It is important to make sure everyone knows what toilet paper is allowed and what is not.

Blocked drains and toilets are the most common problems we see during summer. The simpler problems can be fixed with a plunger and sandpaper. However, the more complicated ones will require professional Glendale plumbers.