When summertime hits and Lewisville residents are ready to get outdoors and have a good time, the last thing on their mind is their plumbing system. However, it’s important to note that the pleasantries of heat and sunshine that are so compatible with fun in the sun can also cause destruction and devastation to plumbing fixtures. Taking a few precautions can help you avoid costly repairs from your local Lewisville plumbing company. When you spend a lot of time outdoors, your clothes are bound to get dirty, especially children who play in the dirt or on playgrounds with dust and dirt and mud. This can lead to excess material in your washing machine hose, including additional lint and large amounts of dirt clogging the hose. By moving the washing machine away from the wall a few inches, you can remove kinks that cause additional blockage, which can lead to bulging, cracks and leaks. Make sure to clean out your machine to keep your washer running. During a cookout, it is best to have garbage cans for leftovers so you can be more careful what you put down the garbage disposal. Residential garbage disposers are not typically equipped for hefty loads such as cornhusks or other fibrous and stringy foods. You may also want to avoid throwing a great deal of fat that can lead to large clogs in the pipes down your drain. A number of “just-add-water” foods, such as stuffing or mashed potatoes, will also create instant clogs. Something else to watch for so you don’t end up with a disaster during your party is sewer drain backup. Due to excess rainwater that can seep through cracks in the sewer line, as well as new growth of tree roots that can invade your sewer system at any time, spring and summer are the most common times for a sewer problem. Since you don’t want the mess, smell, or hassle – especially during the neighborhood barbecue – have your Lewisville plumbing technicians inspect your sewer lines prior to risking a backup. Taking a few simple precautions when it comes to proper plumbing can help you pull off your summer fling without a hitch. And if you find any plumbing repairs that need to be addressed, call our local Lewisville plumbers for fast, efficient plumbing service.
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