Summer and the living is easy – but not for your plumbing system. With a little forethought you can avoid some of these plumbing issues.
- Clogged Disposal
Summer fruits and vegetable may be good for you but not for your disposal. Cornhusks, celery, onion skins and other fibrous foods can damage the blades in your disposal unit or lead to stubborn clogs. Used cooking oils are also damaging to garbage disposal systems, so avoid pouring the dirty grease down the drain after grilling out. It is also a good idea to run cold water through your disposal for a few seconds before and after you use it to clear any remaining bits of food.
- Sewer Line Backups
Excessive rain can get into sewer pipes through cracks and cause the sewer line to back up. You might also experience trouble if tree roots spread underground and crack the pipes. If you see any signs of sewer line trouble such as water from the toilet backing up into the bathtub drain, call Green Apple Plumbing NJ right away.
- Washing Machine Maintenance
Your washing machine may get more of a workout during the summer. Spending days at the pool or the beach results in more laundry to wash, which can put additional stress on your washing machine. Check hoses regularly for bulges and kinks. Make sure they are securely attached to the machine. Always turn water off to your washing machine when not in use.
- Clogged Toilets
Household toilets are also used more regularly in the summer, thanks to summer entertaining and school vacation. Some people treat their toilets like garbage cans. They flush products like cotton balls, facial scrubs, cotton swabs, paper towels and hygiene products. Toilets are only designed to flush human waste, if you flush other foreign objects it can quickly lead to a clog
Located in New Jersey and serving the surrounding area, Green Apple Plumbing NJ takes the hassle out of those plumbing issues, and provides you with professionals to fix your problem.
If you have any questions or concerns about any plumbing problems or any of your HVAC needs please feel free to contact your friends at Green Apple Plumbing NJ toll free at 888-315-5564