Protect the Plumbing in your Connecticut Home During the Summer Months

Summer is here and so is the hot weather. The harsh winter brought us a number of plumbing problems such as frozen pipes, broken water heaters along with hidden leaks that are hard to uncover during the winter, unfortunately summer heat isn’t any friendlier when it comes to plumbing emergencies. Over the years, Schede Plumbing and Heating has encountered and remedied many plumbing problems that can be triggered by the warm summer months. We have compiled a list of the most common problems that seem to consistently arise.

Clogged Disposal – Summer cook outs are common, and over time they can do a number on your garbage disposal, especially when certain types of food make their way into the sink. Used cooking oils are also damaging to garbage disposal systems, so avoid pouring the dirty grease down the drain after grilling out. Running cold water before and after any food goes down the drain can help to prevent clogs.

Sewer Line Backups – If you’re a Connecticut homeowner, you understand how Summertime torrential downpours can deluge your property and neighborhood with rainwater, overwhelming your home’s sewer system or hindering your sump pump’s ability to handle the water runoff.

Overuse of Showers, Toilets, Washing Machines – Summer means heat which means sweaty clothes which means more laundry is being done and the shower and bathroom are being used more frequently. This can sometimes put a strain on your plumbing that it wasn’t designed to accommodate, which can cause problems such as clogged toilets or a leaky washing machine hose.

We are a Fairfield County plumbing company that can easily provide inspections and dig up those pesky hidden problems that seem to occur every summer. Prevention is the best method to thwart plumbing emergencies and there’s no better time to do it than the summer months.Contact Schede Plumbing and Heating, the plumbing repair specialists today for repairs or to get your home systems ready for summer.