With Summer heating up, here are our Top 5 Summer Brisbane Plumbing Problems…
If you plan on having a few barbeques this summer, you will need to be extra cautious of how you dispose of waste food. Particularly if you are getting rid of hard fruits and vegetables, such as watermelon or corn, you need to be careful with what you’re putting down your in-sink rubbish disposal. These types of food can damage the blades in your disposal unit or lead to a drain blockage that can also result in a nasty smell. Used cooking oils can also be harmful to rubbish disposal systems, so try to avoid pouring the dirty grease down the drain after grilling out. It is also a good idea to run cold water through your rubbish disposal for 20 seconds or so before and after you use it to clear any remaining bits of food.
Sewer Line Backups
Many areas within our Aussie grounds are prone to summer rain showers or thunderstorms, especially as the air heats up in the afternoons. Excessive rain can get into sewer pipes through cracks and cause your sewer line to back up. You might also experience trouble if tree roots spread underground and crack the pipes. Keep an eye out for signs such as toilet water backing up into the bathroom drain and call a plumber straight away (07 3399 2203). You may need a sewer line replacement if the damage becomes large enough.
Washing Machine Maintenance
Your washing machine may get more of a workout during summer, especially if you have little ones on school holidays. Spending days at the pool or the beach results in more laundry to wash, which can put additional pressure on your washing machine. If possible, Stay at home while the machine is running, so that if a problem arises you can stop the cycle straight away and call an expert. You should also move the machine out from the wall a little to prevent the hose from kinking.
Household toilets are also used more regularly in summer, thanks to the kids using the bathroom during the day. Teach your kids to use only a necessary amount of toilet paper and to flush only after they actually use the toilet. Common clogs are usually quite simple to clear with a plunger, but if you need additional help, call an RTL professional on (07) 3399 2203 or fill in our online form.
If you have lawn/garden sprinklers, be sure to inspect and clean the heads before summer begins. When you are mowing the lawn, make sure you do so when the sprinkler heads are lowered, in order to evade any damage.
For more information on how RTL Plumbing can help you with all your maintenance plumbing needs whether big or small, please call us on (07) 3399 2203 or fill in our online enquiry form.