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Common Plumbing Issues To Address Before Summer

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As the seasons change and the temperatures rise, it’s important to ensure your plumbing system is in proper working condition before the summer season reaches its height. Neglecting plumbing maintenance can lead to costly repairs and inconveniences during the warmer months when plumbing systems are under increased strain. 

In this blog post, the experts at Frymire Home Services share key insights about the most common plumbing issues Dallas residents should address before summer so you can keep your system in optimal condition. 

Checking for Leaks in Outdoor Faucets & Irrigation Systems 

Before you start watering your garden or lawn regularly, it’s important to inspect for leaks in your outdoor faucets and irrigation systems. During winter, freezing temperatures and general wear and tear can wreak havoc on outdoor fixtures. Even a small leak can lead to significant water waste and high utility bills that could have been easily avoided with an inspection and repair. 

Inspecting your outdoor faucets and irrigation systems for leaks is relatively simple. Start by visually inspecting each fixture for signs of leakage, such as dripping or pooling water. Next, turn on each faucet and irrigation zone to check for hidden leaks or irregularities in water flow.

By addressing these issues now, you can help conserve water and prevent potential damage to your property during the peak summer months. 

Inspecting Sump Pumps & Drainage Systems 

Heavy rainfall is common during the summer, with May being the rainiest month in Dallas, bringing an average of nearly 5 inches of rain. As such, it’s important to ensure your sump pump and drainage systems are in good working order to prevent flooding. 

Take the time to inspect your sump pump and drainage systems before the summer rains start. Make sure the sump pump is clean and clear of debris and test its functionality by pouring water into the sump pit and seeing if it pumps the water away.

Additionally, clear away any obstructions from your outdoor drainage systems to prevent water from pooling around your foundation and creating slab leaks

Tips for Preventing Sewer Line Backups & Tree Root Intrusions 

One of the most common plumbing problems during summer is sewer line backups, often caused by tree root infiltration or clogs in the sewer line. Preventing these issues requires proactive maintenance and awareness of potential risks. 

Here are some tips for how you can prevent this problem from the start: 

  • Schedule regular sewer line inspections to identify any potential issues before they get worse. 
  • Avoid planting trees and shrubs near your sewer lines to minimize the risk of root intrusions. 
  • Dispose of grease, fats, and oils properly to prevent them from solidifying and causing clogs in your sewer line
  • Install drain strainers or guards to prevent debris from entering your drains and sewer lines. 
  • Consider using sewer line treatments that can help prevent root growth and keep your sewer lines clear of obstructions. 

By implementing these preventative measures, you can minimize the risk of sewer line backups and tree root infiltration, ensuring your plumbing system operates smoothly all summer. 

Schedule Plumbing Maintenance With Frymire Home Services 

Addressing common plumbing problems before summer is essential for ensuring your system’s safe, efficient operation. While DIY preventative maintenance can help minimize your risk of potential problems, it’s never a replacement for a professional plumbing inspection.

At Frymire Home Services, we offer the comprehensive plumbing evaluations your home needs to ensure it remains fully functional all summer. We’ll evaluate every aspect of your plumbing system, inspecting for leaks, backups, sump pump failures, and more to ensure your system flows smoothly. 

Schedule annual plumbing maintenance today by calling Frymire Home Services.

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