Summer is a time to enjoy the sun, lounge on the beach, and have big outdoor barbeques with friends and family. Some of the best family memories are made during the summer months when school is out, and everyone can spend quality time together. When you think of summer, it is likely of pools and flourishing gardens, and not of plumbing. However, you may be surprised to hear that summertime can add unique challenges to your plumbing system. Below are some challenges summer can cause for your plumbing system.
Summer Means Increased Toilet Use
Summertime means school is out, and whether it’s younger children being home all day or kids returning home from college, it means that your toilet will see extra use. Additionally, people often travel during the warmer months, and that may mean more guests at your house. While the company is nice, the extra wear and tear on your bathroom plumbing can increase drastically. There is also more of a chance that things get flushed that shouldn’t. If there are any foul smells, backup in toilets, or funny gurgling noises, it is time to pay attention and investigate what is wrong.
Summer Means More Showers
The summer sun is nice, but it also means you’re sweating more. The heat may mean more trips to the beach which can mean sand all over the place. Suntan lotion protects your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays, but it also means oily skin. All these factors mean one thing: more showering is required. And sand and hair can quickly build up and clog drains.
Summer Means Increased Laundry
All that sandy and chlorine-doused swimming gear must be washed! Loads of laundry usually increase during the summer and this means there’s more of a chance that washing machine hoses get blocked or are more susceptible to general breakdown. It’s a good practice to keep a close eye on these machines in the summer.
Evergreen and Your Summer Plumbing
If you suspect or experience plumbing problems during the hot summer months, make sure to contact Evergreen Plumbing today. We have vast experience and offer emergency services for all your plumbing issues.