Summer is just around the corner, and with that comes a joyous time to relax and have fun with friends and family. While you are out having a great time on the beach, your plumbing systems are hard at work in the smoldering heat. It is important that you look into these six common problems for plumbing in the summer and keep your system properly maintained.

Maintaining Toilets

During summer, the traffic in the house becomes much greater during the day due to your children not having school. With this increase in household traffic comes an increase in toilet usage. You must explain to your kids how to properly use the toilet, how much toilet paper is enough to use, and what not to flush.

Sewer Clogs

The summer brings on quite a bit of rain in the Gulf Coast, so with this rain comes sewer line issues. Your sewer line can easily become backed up due to all the rain it is receiving. Additionally, tree roots can start to grow in your sewer lines due to the rain. The number one solution is to contact Southeast Plumbing & Leak Detection to come out and fix the problem.

Sprinkler Issues

After months to years of use, sprinkler heads can begin to show wear and tear. It is very important that you inspect your sprinkler heads to ensure that you did not accidently mow over them in the winter or spring months. Check the heads for any signs of damage; it is key that you check your hose for any leaks as well.

Washing Machine Leaks

With your kids at the house during summer, you will be using your washing machine much more than you would during the school year. To prevent your home from flooding, routinely check behind your washing machine to make sure there are no leaks in the hoses. Contact Southeast Plumbing and Leak Detection to find out which type of washing machine hose is best for you if yours does have a leak.

Garbage Disposal Clogs

With all the outdoor family cookouts and barbeques, your garbage disposal will surely be getting its heaviest amount of usage during the summer time. Avoid things such as grease and coffee grounds, dispose of these items another way instead of potentially clogging up your disposal. If your garbage disposal does start to garner a small clog, pour boiling water and vinegar down the drain in order to clear the clog.

Shower Drain Clogs

Along with the garbage disposal, your shower drains can also become clogged. After a fun trip to the beach, you come home and shower off all the sand and pebbles to get clean. By doing so, you begin to block up your shower drains. To avoid this, get your kids to use the public showers at beaches in order to cleanup before heading back home. You need to regularly check the drains for hair that will trap sand and pebbles from the beach in the shower and cause a clog.

If you are looking for a professional plumber to repair, perform installation, or maintenance in Daphne, Alabama, Fairhope, Alabama or Spanish Fort, Alabama, then contact Southeast Plumbing and Leak Detection at 251.929.1502 or you can message us at We provide a wide range of plumbing services for both residential and commercial properties across Southeast Alabama!

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