Summer in Seattle is a welcome break from the damp dreariness of winter, so don’t let preventable plumbing problems spoil your fun! Although you won’t have to worry about frozen or burst piping during the summer months, other plumbing problems are more likely to occur.
The good news is that many summer plumbing problems can be avoided with a little extra care and regular plumbing maintenance. Raymark Plumbing & Sewer offers top-notch Seattle plumbing services that can help you enjoy a summer free of plumbing problems!
Take a look at these common summer plumbing problems in Seattle and how you can prevent them.
Damaged washing machine hoses
Outdoor fun in the sun means your washing machine has its work cut out for it in the summer. Frequent bulky loads of beach towels can put extra stress on your washing machine and its hoses, which increases the chances of a breakdown or leaking. On average, washing machine hoses have a lifespan of about 5 years so it’s important to regularly check them for signs of damage such as bulging, cracking, or leaking.
Clogged garbage disposals
Summer foods are tasty, but things such as corn on the cob, potato salad, and melon rinds can do a number on your garbage disposal and cause a clog. Be sure to throw these in the trash as well as other tough vegetables, and never pour cooking oil or grease down the drain. Always run cold water for a second or two before, during, and after your garbage disposal is on to rinse away debris.
The excessive amount of rainwater from Seattle’s summer thunderstorms may increase the chances of sewer backups. Excess water can seep into the cracks of your sewer line which will overwhelm it and cause it to backup into your home. Similarly, invasive tree roots can cause backups as they seek out sources of oxygen and nutrition. Although drain plugs are a great way to prevent water from backing up into your tub and shower, the best thing to do is to get to the “root” of the problem and call us for a sewer line camera inspection.
Our highly reviewed Seattle plumbing service can tackle these and any other plumbing problems you might have during summer or throughout the rest of the year. For reliable service and savings you can count on, call Raymark Plumbing & Sewer!