Common Summer Plumbing Problems You Should Watch Out For

A flooded basement in Anaheim

Some plumbing problems are more common in the summer than at any other time of year. Here’s what you should be watching for this summer so you can keep your home working well all summer long. 

Flooded Basements

Sudden thunderstorms or downpours are more common in the summer than at other times of year. These can flood your basement and do a lot of damage quickly. If you don’t have a sump pump, consider installing one. If you do have one, take a few minutes to test it before the next storm comes. 

Sprinkler Problems

Sprinkler heads break relatively easily, especially with increased foot traffic on lawns and with the weekly use of lawn mowers. These can cause all sorts of flooding and other plumbing problems. Make sure you check your sprinklers regularly during the summer and that you replace any broken parts as soon as possible. You can also check for overgrown or soggy areas in your lawn, as this can indicate a sprinkler issue. 

Clogged Shower Drains

When you spend time at the lake, the river, the beach, or even out in your backyard, you end up with more dirt and debris washing off in the shower. It can be hard for your normal water pressure to wash these all the way down the drain and into your sewer. You can end up with significant clogs after everyday activities. Do your best to rinse off with a hose before you shower to avoid these problems. And, if you find yourself facing a clog, call our team for drain cleaning services in Anaheim and Orange County!

If you do run into any summer plumbing problems, call us at Scott English Plumbing right away. We’ll have an expert plumber to your door fast! That includes plumbing emergencies. Remember, Scott English Plumbing is Orange County’s 24/7 plumber!