In the summer, you don’t have to worry about freezing pipes wreaking havoc on the plumbing system in your home. However, the high temperatures and extreme that create hot conditions in the summertime can cause serious damage to the plumbing system, which can cost you a lot of time, energy and money. Here are some common summer plumbing problems and what you can do to prevent them from happening in your home.

Sewer Line Backups

Very high temperatures can lead to severe rainstorms in the summer. These heavy showers can be refreshing break during an extensive heat wave. However, if there’s an excessive amount of water going down sewer pipes, it can cause a sewer line backup that can harm your plumbing system. Tree roots that grow underground can also cause sewer lines to crack and burst open during the summer.  If your toilet is backing up into the drain of your tub or vice-versa, it’s an indication of a sewer line issue. This problem can’t be solved with a regular old plunger. If you suspect a sewer line backup is affecting your plumbing system, call a professional plumber immediately to have the issue resolved.

Clogged Disposals

There’s nothing like dusting off the grill and having a big summer cookout. If you’re hosting any barbeques or potlucks this summer, it’s important to remember to properly dispose of your food waste. Don’t just throw all your scraps down the garbage disposal—greasy foods, animal bones, tough fruit and vegetable skins such as watermelon rinds, can get caught in the blade of your garbage disposal and dull the blade over a short period of time. This can cause drains to become clogged, leading to serious plumbing issues. If your garbage disposal is clogged, it’s crucial that you have a professional plumber to have your garbage disposal unclogged quickly and safely.

Don’t let a messy plumbing disaster disrupt your summer. The experienced and professional technicians at Mattioni Plumbing will solve any plumbing emergency no matter the size. Contact us today for affordable and reliable plumbing services.