Summer is approaching fast, and that means lots of outdoor activities that can have a direct impact on your plumbing. However, before you worry about needing emergency plumbing services for your Toronto home, you can start planning to address those issues now, before they have a chance to become a severe problem in the future.
Few people associate the summer weather with plumbing issues, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they aren’t a problem. Here are some of the most common plumbing issues that you’ll find in the summer months.
When winter storms affect a region, they have a serious impact on your home’s integrity, but it’s always related to snow or ice, which rarely impacts your plumbing directly. When the weather warms, though, the storms can result in flash flooding that can end in your home’s basement.
A good way of avoiding a flooding issue is to have your home’s grading checked to ensure that the water would run away from your home’s structure rather than towards it. In addition to checking the surrounding area’s grade, you should ensure that your sump pump is in working order. The sump pump is an excellent way of protecting your home against flooding by having a system that can help manage water levels inside your home.
Summer usually means that friends and family will be visiting a little more frequently to enjoy cookouts, pool parties, and other summer activities. While they may be fun ways to spend the summer, they can increase the chances of your pipes becoming clogged if you aren’t careful.
When you’re cooking for guests, it’s essential to dispose of the resulting grease through your trash can rather than your drains. In addition to ensuring that you properly dispose of the grease, ensure that you regularly clean your shower and sink drains to ensure that debris doesn’t accumulate and cause a clog.
Summertime’s double-header providing increased rainfall and volume heading down your pipes can mean that you’re at an increased risk of your sewer line backing up. If you find that your pipes are becoming increasingly smelly, you want to contact a plumbing professional as soon as you can to minimize the damage that results from your sewer line backing up.
To find out more about summertime plumbing problems or get a quote for plumbing services in Toronto, call us today!