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Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Plumbing Problems

With the UK enjoying the delightful sunshine, it is inevitable that the whole family and friends will be enjoying the outside fun as well as maintaining the garden which means a lot more water usage! Below are a few of the most common summer plumbing problems you should look out for.


1.Blocked Toilets


Regardless of whether, the children are off school or maybe you’re facilitating a BBQ for 30, most families see increased usage of the toilet over the summer. This leaves you more in danger of a blockage. If waste cannot properly flow away, you may find that it comes back up the toilet and can even cause a nasty flood! A simple plunger will usually suffice in this situation, however sometimes in more sever cases you may need to call out your local plumber to come and unblock it for you.


2.Washing machines

With all of those sun-filled days in the garden or at the beach, it is quite likely that you’ll be going through extra clothes for both kids and adults, and that your wash load will increase over the warmer months. The extra wash cycles often cause cracked or blocked waterlines. We recommend calling out a plumber if your machine isn’t cleaning as effectively as normal or if it doesn’t seem to be bringing in water properly.


3.Leaking garden tap

As we start to use our outside spaces more in the summer, many of us spend a little more time gardening and maintaining the grass and plants around the house. Frequent watering of plants and lawns can result in garden taps wearing over time. One of the most common issues we see is a leaking tap, which more often than not is a simple fix.


4.Sewer line backups

Living in the UK we are always guaranteed some heavy rainfall during the summer months. And when it comes, these summer thunderstorms tend to dump a lot of water in a short space of time, increasing the risk of a backup. Signs of a back-up include toilet water backing up in the bathtub drain and multiple drains clogged simultaneously (Particularly in rooms you don’t often use). If you notice either, call an experienced local plumber as soon as possible. Thewy will visit your property and inspect the pipes and carry out any necessary repair work.

And finally, keep an eye out for water leaks. These can occur at any time of the year but left unchecked could mean you end up with much bigger and more expensive problems to contend with.

If you’re experiencing any plumbing problems this summer then contact JWC Plumbing and Heating today – 0151 345 4039

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