3 Common Plumbing Repairs You Might Need in the North Shore or Reading, MA This Summer
It turns out that in the summer, long after the threat of frozen pipes has subsided, there are still a lot of things that can go wrong with one’s plumbing system. Three of the most common plumbing repairs that our Reading, MA plumbers tackle during the summer months are unclogging toilets, fixing garbage disposals, and sewer line repairs. Learn about how these plumbing problems occur and what actions you should take to prevent or solve them.
Clogged Toilets – Our plumbers have found that when the kids are home from school, toilets are more likely to become clogged. Teach your kids about using the appropriate amount of toilet paper and strive to keep paper towels, wipes, and other garbage out of the bowl. If your toilet clogs, try using a flange plunger because these create a good amount of suction which is needed to force out clogs. If you’re unable to unclog the toilet, call Waldman Plumbing, so we can get it taken care of fast.
Broken or Clogged Garbage Disposals – While garbage disposals are great at chomping up and disposing of all kinds of scraps, there are a few things that just don’t agree with them. Keep anything really hard like corn cobs, watermelon rinds, and large bones out. You’ll also want to avoid putting in pasta and rice because these can expand. Cooking oils and grease are known to clog up drains and should also be disposed of in the trash. Remember to use your garbage disposal regularly, not just when you have company, and to run water into it whenever it is in use.
Sewer Line Backups – This unpleasant plumbing issue can be difficult to avoid. Sometimes heavy rains cause water to seep into cracks in sewer lines. Furthermore, tree roots like to grow into tiny sewer line cracks as they seek nutrients and then continue to grow and clog the lines. This is not an issue you’ll want to deal with on your own, so if you suspect a sewer problem give Waldman Plumbing a call right away. We’re able to locate the precise locations of blockages by doing sewer line video inspections.
Don’t let plumbing problems bog down your summer fun! Count on Waldman Plumbing to provide fast, friendly, excellent plumbing service in the North Shore and Reading, MA!