Summer Brings More Plumbing Problems

With the kids home from school and spending more time at home and with more parties around the pool, there’s bound to be a bigger strain on your plumbing system. Mac Plumbing has some tips for summer plumbing problems.

Clogged Toilets

Your toilets are going to be working overtime. Here are a few tips for the little ones.

  • Hold a bathroom etiquette class on how to not overstuff the toilet with toilet paper.
  • Put up signs in the bathroom, reminding kids what NOT to put in the toilet.
  • Remind teenage girls that tampons never go in the toilet.
  • Keep a plunger on hand for any mishaps.

But most importantly, keep Mac Plumbing’s number on hand for emergencies that get out of hand.

Sewer Line Backups (If you have a septic tank)

When summer storms hit, your ground becomes saturated causing your sewer to back up. Installing a drain plug can prevent water from backing up during a storm. You can be proactive by calling Mac Plumbing to come out and check your sewer lines before they become a problem.

Washing Machine Hose Leaks

With the kids at home this summer, your washing machine may be running a lot more than usual. To prevent flooding your home, check your hoses for wear and tear. To learn how to check and replace your hoses watch this handy video:

Garbage Disposal Clogs

More grilling out, more guests in your home, and of course making more meals for the kids that are out of school, your garbage disposal is going to be working overtime as well as you are.

Try to avoid flushing:

  • Rinds
  • Coffee grounds
  • Grease and oil

If your garbage disposal clogs, flush it with vinegar and boiling water. If that doesn’t help, call Mac Plumbing.

But the most important tip is to get your plumbing checked regularly. Regular inspections can catch small problems before they become big disasters. Contact Mac Plumbing for an inspection of your plumbing system. Call us at (931) 552-5555.

We want you to enjoy your summer vacation without the added worry of these summer plumbing problems. And one final tip from Mac Plumbing… be sure to use sunscreen!