While different seasons offer different activities for Texas families, each season also has its own unique set of plumbing issues associated with it. For example, with colder months seeing more burst pipes from occasional freezes, in the summer months, we typically experience more problems associated with sewer lines, among other problems with plumbing being used more heavily from more kids being at home. Here's a rundown of three of the most commonly seen summer plumbing issues in Texas, and how you can help to avoid them.
- Hot Water Heater Issues. This is one that generally surprises people, but with there being more people in the home, more showers due to the heat, and more laundry happening in the summer, this is the time of year when most hot water heaters experience problems.
Pro tip: Even if your hot water heater is relatively new, it's a good idea to do a visual inspection regularly, to check for leaks or cracked hoses. Having regular maintenance done on your hot water heater also helps to prevent more serious problems like having only frigid water for your morning shower.
- Drain Disposal Maintenance and Repair. More BBQ’s and summer veggies and fruits are all synonymous with Texas summers. The downside for your plumbing is all the extra strain of your drain disposal, which can lead to sink backup, unpleasant odors, or even under the sink leaks.
- Tree Roots. Trees, like everything else, grow more quickly in the heat of Texas summers, and their roots tend to stretch out more during this time in search of water. While you can't see what's happening underground, you can be paying attention to whether you get drain back-up in sinks or bathtubs, which is the biggest indicator of tree roots creeping into your sewer line. Sprinkler systems can also be affected.
Pro tip: If you begin to smell or see any signs your sewers backing up, during heavy rains or otherwise, make sure you get in touch with a plumbing professional immediately.
If you experience any of these common summer plumbing issues, reach out to us today at Mr. Rooter of The Woodlands, TX. Proudly serving Montgomery County, our team of plumbing professionals is at the ready 24/7 to figure out the source of your plumbing issue, and get it repaired quickly.