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Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Make your summer as smooth and seamless as possible by checking out our guide for handling summer plumbing problems. And if things go wrong, contact our team!

Water Disasters

Summer is here! And most of you have probably been counting down the days until you could leave for your summer vacation. Whether it’s a weeks-long affair or just a quick weekend getaway, there’s the preparation that needs to be done before you can leave your house.

There’s nothing less relaxing about a vacation than coming home to water damage. One easy way to prevent this problem is by turning your home’s main water supply off. That way, if anything goes wrong with the structure, there won’t be any water available to cause major damage.

Slow Draining Sinks and Bathtubs

A slow draining bathtub or sink is incredibly frustrating to deal with. Luckily, you won’t need to contact a professional right away to solve this problem. Try some of these at-home remedies before giving us a call.

  • Use a plunger
  • Try a mixture of baking soda and vinegar
  • Remove the drain stopper and use a plumber’s snake

Clogged Garbage Disposals

The first step to keeping a clear garbage disposal is by avoiding certain types of food down the drain. Some of the most common drain cloggers include:

  • Fibrous foods like celery and asparagus
  • Fats, oils, and grease
  • Eggshells and coffee grounds
  • Foods like pasta, potatoes, and rice

Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets are not only annoying to listen to, but they can also do a number on your water bills. That slow, seemingly harmless drip adds up over time, especially if you don’t notice how long it’s been dripping.

Typically he dripping is the fault of a loose washer, so try replacing this first, then give us a call if it doesn’t work.

No Hot Water

If you’re struggling with no hot water, head on out to your water heater. There are a few things that could have gone wrong, including:

  • The pilot light ould have gone out
  • There could be rust or sediment covering the heating element
  • The tank could need to get flushed out

These are all pretty simple fixes, but if they don’t work, give us a call!

Running Toilet

The operating mechanism of toilets hasn’t changed much over the last few years. The mechanism has a float lifted when water fills the tank after flushing. The float rises to a certain level then shuts off. Check if all the float mechanisms are working properly and adjust the tank water level to avoid water overflow.

Hard Water

If you’re tired of seeing hard water stains everywhere, the solution is simple. It’s time to install a water softener.

Hard water contains minerals like magnesium, chloride, and calcium; as the water settles on your skin, clothing, and appliances, these minerals leave a residue behind that’s a pain to get rid of. A water softener will eliminate these minerals before they enter your home.

If these solutions aren’t getting you to the desired outcome, then it’s time to call in the professionals. At Pure Plumbing we specialize in all kinds of residential plumbing problems and would be happy to assist you. Visit our website for more information, or give us a call at 469-525-0000 for more information about scheduling!