As wet spring weather shifts into the dryer, hot summer, you may not be thinking that plumbing problems will be a problem for another couple months. As a homeowner, however, you should keep an eye out for the most common summer plumbing problems.

  1. Sprinkler issues – Dryer weather means that your lawn and garden need to be watered more to stay green and grow healthy. Inspect your sprinkler heads early in the season and be sure to keep them clean. Ensure that the sprinkler heads are in the ground before mowing your lawn. Otherwise, you could damage them and cause costly leaks.
  2. Clogged garbage disposal – Summertime means cookouts, and cookouts mean plenty of guests with plenty of food. When you or your guests cannot finish their meal, you should be cognizant of the proper ways to dispose of the food. Produce, such as hard fruits and vegetables like watermelon or corn, can damage the blades in your kitchen sink’s garbage disposal and lead to clogs. Kellermeier Plumbing can help install, repair or maintain your home’s garbage disposal when you are in need.
  3. Clogged toilets – Your bathroom sees a lot more traffic in the summer, both because of your guests and also now that the kids are out of school. Fix simple clogs with just a plunger, but if you need additional help, Kellermeier Plumbing has the tools to clear your drains
  4. Washing machine maintenance – Nicer weather encourages days at the pool or out on the lake, and daily exercise means that all the extra laundry starts to pile up. That can add stress to your washing machine, which may cause unexpected issues. Make sure the washing machine is enough distance from the wall, so the hose does not kink, and always be home when you do laundry so you can stop the cycle quickly and call a professional if needed.

Know the common summer plumbing problems so you can help prevent any unwanted damage to your household. Regular maintenance is imperative to keep your home’s drains running freely.

Our drain maintenance services will ensure that your home never experiences a backup. Contact us today at 616-866-5134 and talk with our skilled plumbers at Kellermeier Plumbing to schedule your Grand Rapids drain cleaning or drain maintenance today.