How Summer Can Affect Your Plumbing

Summer is HERE! That also means warmer temps are on their way too! With warmer weather practically here, there are a few things to look out for when it comes to your plumbing!

During summer, heat can cause the soil around your home to expand and causes the ground to move. This shifts the foundation your home sits on and can cause damage to old pipes or even cause them to burst.

In dry weather, it has the same result. The lack of water causes the ground to crack, which leads to problems with the soil around your pipes by causing them to contract and expand frequently.

Unfortunately, the only solution to this problem is acting quickly if you notice a leak.

Tree roots are no friend of plumbing systems! During warmer conditions, trees become desperate for any moisture. This can cause them to start snaking their way into your pipes. Make sure you know exactly where your water lines are located before you plant any trees or vegetation.

Summer also means kids are home from school. Overusing the toilets can cause them to clog. Remind your family not to flush anything besides bodily waste + toilet paper, and to not use too much toilet paper (which is good for our pipes + the environment).


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