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June 28,2019

How the Summer Heat Can Affect Your Plumbing

Everyone likes it when summer arrives. Its the time to pull out the tables and fancy umbrella, time to soak up the sun and organize the pool parties.

However, as we anticipate the arrival of summer, its expected that you be on the lookout for the other side to the weather.

As with everything, summer does have its disadvantages. So, even when you are having some great time with friends and family, you should be careful to observe some caution.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing in Pittsburgh has brought you some information on what to expect during increasing temperatures and how it could affect your plumbing system.

Clogged toilet

This is, perhaps, the most common issue that people face when summer arrives. They are excited at first. The period they've been waiting for have come. They organize those pool parties, and the grilling begins.

However, after the parties, they discover the toilet no longer flushes down. Has this ever happened to you? Its not a good situation. Whats worse, it could pose health hazards if not fixed on time. That is why you need to be proactive. Give out warnings that only the right stuff goes into the bowl tampons, condoms, grease, and other non-biodegradable materials shouldn't go down.

Leaky pipes

During summer, there could be too much pressure on the plumbing system. The problem could arise due to invasive roots action in the search for water, pressure from the swimming pool, or even the sprinkling system. These pressures could lead to leaks in pipes.

Expanding pipes

As the weather gets scorching, these pipes expand during hot weather and could burst if extreme temperature persists. Humans are not the only ones that have to endure the effects of the sweltering heat, it affects the pipes even worse.

Clogged garbage disposal

This is another issue that usually arises during, or after those pool parties. Someone could push bone down the drain. The cutters never work on it, and it ends up clogging the garbage disposal.

Also, food materials with fibers and stringy materials like asparagus, lettuce, celery, and onion skins could clog the garbage disposal. It is better to dispose of them in the waste bins.

Foundation Shifts

You may not know it, but during summer periods, when the sun is hot and scorching, the ground could move. What you observe during these periods are the cracks that show up on the ground.

To remedy this situation, you should water the ground frequently. Another solution is to grow plants that help combat excessive temperature changes. These plants also have the added advantage of holding the soil together.

Heated air conditioning system - the air conditioning can be affected by this change in temperature. Dont forget that the air conditioner drain also plays a vital role in your home.

During hot weather, mildew and mold can start growing inside the drain. This will lead to contamination and make the circulating air impure.

It is not something you want to overlook. Call an experienced plumber near you as soon as you can.

At all times, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh has got you covered. Whatever plumbing worries you have will get solved. Call us now.

 

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