It’s summertime in Phoenix, AZ, and that means filling up kiddie pools, using the sprinklers and making pitchers of lemonade. Your plumbing system gets a real workout during the desert summer, and it’s important to stay on top of maintaining it. Keep your water running smoothly with these easy tips.

Keep Your Drains Clog-Free

If you’ve got kids at home, then you likely have multiple art projects going on at once. Teach your children about what not to dump down the drain before they do it.

Common items that should be disposed of in the trash are:

  • Paint
  • Slime
  • Glue
  • Clay

Make it easy for your kids to clean up by providing them with bags or containers for their leftover supplies.

Check For Leaks Inside And Out

You may expect to have a higher water bill during the summer, but keep an eye on your bill. If your monthly usage increases dramatically, then you may have a plumbing problem. Look for signs of leaks such as dripping faucets, moisture on the walls or brown spots on the ceiling. Check your sprinkler system to make sure it’s working properly, and don’t forget to inspect your water heater for leaks too.

Be Kind To Your Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal is tough, but there are certain summertime foods that can cause it to break down or clog your kitchen sink. Be aware of the kind of debris that’s getting put down the disposal to ensure its longevity.

Some common summer foods that should not be sent down the garbage disposal are:

  • Corn on the cob
  • Watermelon rinds
  • Grease
  • Bones
  • Popsicle sticks

We know summer is a busy time for you and your family. If you have a clogged drain or backed up sink, then our Phoenix Plumbing professionals are here to help with every plumbing emergency. Contact us to inspect your pipes, sewer and irrigation systems so you can enjoy the summer fun.

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