March 01, 2019 by

Plumbing issues can easily throw a wrench into your summertime plan, especially when you add a high water bill into the mix: it’s easy to get overwhelmed. While there’s no way to prevent every possible plumbing issue that can arise, our team of plumbers from Roto-Rooter has a few tips to help you minimize the chances that they happen in your Victorville, Hesperia or Apple Valley home.

Clogged Toilets

A great way to keep your toilet in shape is to use quality toilet paper that breaks down easily. If you have kids, you should also teach them to limit themselves to the amount of toilet paper that’s necessary to prevent unnecessary buildup. Avoid dumping food and non-biodegradable sanitary items down the drain as well.

Clogged Drains

Although clogged drains aren’t a specific summertime issue, they can cause problems just the same. If you experience any clogs, be sure to take care of them immediately with commercial products or trusted services from professional plumbers. Those with slow drains shouldn’t wait too long to fix them, as they can easily lead to costly plumbing repairs.

Sewer/Septic Backups

The summer rains can do a number on your outdoor plumbing components and cause backups. This, coupled with more dinners and weekend BBQs means where guests are invited add a lot of stress on your system. That’s why it’s recommended to always have your system checked before the end of the summer and ask the technician for recommendations to keeping your system in shape.

Sprinkler Head/Hose Leaks

Increased use and foot traffic can wear down your sprinklers and hoses. Be sure to inspect all the components of each sprinkler before you set them to automatic. In addition, always make sure to repair any signs of damage immediately, as even a slow leak can cause water bills to spike.

Garbage Disposal Clogs

Summer gatherings mean more people in your kitchen, which inevitably leads to garbage disposal clogs. Always keep an eye on what your guests put down the drain. If it gets clogged, be sure to unplug the disposal and turn off its power source, then use tongs to remove the stuck item and clean out your drain.

At Roto-Rooter, our experienced plumbers can help you ensure that your Victorville, Hesperia or Apple Valley home is ready for summer weather no matter the time of day, week, or year. Contact us today for more information or to request our services.