Summer is a great time in Greenville, with warm weather and plenty for the entire family to do enjoy. That being said, you may be hosting friends and relatives, and the kids may have their friends over for an afternoon of video games or playing in the tree house. With more people in the house, it means that your plumbing is going to get used more, from more flushes of the toilet to more things being put in the garbage disposal.
At Dipple, we’re here to solve your summer plumbing problems so that you can get back to the fun and relaxation that you’re supposed to be having. In this post, we’ll take a look at some common issues that can pop up during the warmer months of the year.
1. Clogged Toilet
With so many people in the house, there’s a chance that your toilets and bathroom plumbing are going to get a workout. Your kids’ friends may find it funny to use a lot of toilet paper, or to drop a toy in the toilet, and this can lead to clogs, floods, and other problems. Make sure you lay the ground rules on bathroom use and what is acceptable in terms of what goes down the toilet.
2. Washing Machine Problems
With little league games, swimming lessons, and other summer activities, you’re going to be doing a lot of laundry. If you throw a lot into the washing machine, then there could be a good chance that it’s going to quit working as it should, which can leave you with clothes that aren’t clean, or worse, a flooded laundry room floor. If the hoses that are connected to your washer look worn or cracked, then contact us today so that we can replace them.
3. Blocked Garbage Disposal
Summer is when you grill in the backyard and have watermelon and lemonade on the front porch. With an increased amount of food scraps, the chances can increase of something being put down the garbage disposal that shouldn’t be. Melon rinds and fruit pits can be bad news for your disposal, and if something goes wrong, it’s imperative to call a certified plumber right away. Trying to fix it yourself can lead to more problems, or worse, a serious injury.
4. Slow Drains
If you’re spending a lot of your time outdoors during the summer, perhaps working in the garden or going for bike rides, then you’re going to feel like taking a shower when you’re done. The kids will need to shower after being at the public pool or after their baseball and softball games, and a slow-emptying drain can be quite the headache. Rinsing off at the public pool can help, but it’s also important to catch any hair or debris that might find its way into the shower before it finds its way down the drain. If the drain does back up, then our team can help clear it and keep the water flowing as it should.
These four problems are just a handful of the issues that your plumbing can encounter during the summer. If you experience any of them, then remember that Dipple is always here to help. With our professional plumbing services, you can enjoy your summer instead of worrying about the toilet backing up or the shower filling up with water. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so if something goes wrong in the middle of the night, or you’re getting ready early in the morning and the shower overflows, then please contact us right away.