Most Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Most Common Summer Plumbing Problems


Summer is the best time to relax and enjoy with the whole family and friends. With trips on the beach and fun out and about, your plumbing systems can be really busy this season. It’s going to be a prime time for plumbing problems. Whatever the weather, keep our number handy just in case!

Here are the most common plumbing issues you can encounter in the long summer months.

  • Clogged Disposal

Summer calls for plenty of cookouts and you should be careful when disposing your waste foods. Organic or not, these are generally not good for your in-sink garbage disposal. Hard fruits and vegetables can damage the blade or cause stubborn clogs. Used cooking oils can also damage your disposal system. Before and after use, be sure to run cold water in the disposal to clear remaining particles.

  • Blocked Toilets

The toilet is among the busiest rooms of the house, especially in the summer when everyone at home. Be sure to educate the kids of the proper amount of toilet paper to use, baby wipes and even foods. We’ve been through a lot of emergency plumbing service calls in East Texas due to children flushing things in the toilet. Always keep plungers on hand in case small blockages are accidentally flushed and give us a call for the more complex issues.

  • Slow-Clearing Shower Drains

A trip to the beach is exciting and fun but not for your shower drains. Sand, shells and pebbles usually end up blocking the drains in the shower. Before taking a bath, get the kids to rinse off in the public shower and take off their bathing suits before heading inside your home’s bathroom. Keep an eye on the drain cover as hair and other particles can get trapped and hinder the proper flow of water.

  • Washing Machine Overload

Spending more time outdoors, at the beach or the pools will result in more laundry to wash. Since your washing machine gets a double workout in the summer, you need to have it checked and maintained for guaranteed service. Also, you should stay at home while doing the laundry so that if something happens, you can immediately stop the cycle and call professional help.

These and a lot more issues can ruin your summer holidays. Luckily, if you are in Tyler and East Texas, you have a dependable plumbing team to call for any of your plumbing issues.

Maddox Residential and Commercial Services is just around the corner! We offer professional services for both HVAC and plumbing systems. Visit our page and see how we can help you with.