Summer Saving Plumbing Tips

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Warm, sunny days are ahead. Summer has finally arrived in Minnesota and for most that means it’s time for outdoor fun and entertaining, vacations, cabin stays and beach days. Unfortunately, your plumbing may be making other summer plans. Summer can be the season of sewage backups, clogged drains, and cracked hoses. Don’t let a few plumbing problems get in the way of your summer. Spend more time doing the things you love and less time fixing your plumbing this summer with these summer saving plumbing tips from One Hour Rooter.

Schedule a Sewer Mainline Inspection

Sewer mainline backups are more common in summer thanks, in part, to summer storms and rainwater. Growing tree roots can also put added pressure on sewer lines, especially ones with small cracks since they seek out and grow towards sources of water. The best way to ensure your summer fun doesn’t come to a screeching halt because of a burst or backed up sewer drain is to get it inspected at the beginning of the season. Our expert plumbing technicians can inspect your sewer line for any signs of damage and make needed repairs before more damage is done.

Watch What You Put Down the Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals can be a wonderful kitchen addition. They can help make meal prep and clean up easier, until they clog. So, if you are firing up the grill this summer, be careful of what you put down your garbage disposal to help prevent clogs. Cornhusks, melon rinds and stringy fruits and veggies are best left for the compost pile. Fatty foods, like hamburger, have a tendency to stick to sides of drainpipes and cause clogs as well.

Change Out Your Washing Machine Hoses

A lot of people think with all the thick extra layers and blankets, winter leads to more loads of laundry, but summer with its excessive heat, beach trips, gardening, and outdoor fun can be just as bad, if not worse. Make sure your washing machine is ready by inspecting the hoses for cracks, leaks or bulges. It is also recommended that hoses get changed out every three years, so if yours are older than that you might want to think about replacing them either way.

Rinse Off Outside

Summer is great for trips to the beach and the lake, but no matter how careful you are sand, dirt and pebbles can make their way into your swimming suit and hair. All that extra dirt and sand from the beach or even just your back yard or garden going down your drain can take a toll on your plumbing. Before you hop in the shower, we recommend a quick rinse off outside to help prevent a slow-draining or clogged shower this summer.

Call One Hour Rooter for Summer Plumbing Help

Even if you follow all the tips above, plumbing issues can still arise. Don’t let a little plumbing problem ruin your summer fun. If your summer fun includes an extended vacation, check out these pre-vacation plumbing priorities for a worry free getaway. Give the professional plumbers at One Hour Rooter a call. We’ll quickly, capability, and affordably get your plumbing back online so you can get back to enjoying summer. Give us a call 612-354-8984 today to schedule an appointment or if you prefer, schedule an appointment online.

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