The summer season, though fun and relaxing, isn’t without plumbing challenges. Every home is at risk of unexpected breakdowns that may require professional plumbing services. Be on the lookout for the following issues and take the necessary steps to set things right.

1. Flooded basement

Frequent rainfall, heavy water usage, clogged drains, groundwater seepage, and an overwhelmed sump pump can lead to basement flooding. As soon as you see signs of water damage, turn off the main water supply and call Roger The Plumber for emergency plumbing services. Our licensed plumbers will clean up the damage, identify the underlying cause, and recommend repair.

2. Clogged disposal

The garbage disposal is located under the kitchen sink and is responsible for grinding and liquifying food waste that is thrown down the drain. Increased usage during the summer season, due to backyard BBQs, pool parties, and influx of guests, can place a heavy burden on the garbage disposal and make it difficult for the system to process food waste.

Avoid DIY repairs and call Roger The Plumber for professional service.

3. Leaky outdoor faucet

Outdoor faucets are used more frequently during the summer and are more likely to spring a leak. The cause could be a faulty O-ring, worn-out washer, high water pressure, and loose components. You may need to replace parts, lower the water pressure, or tighten certain components. If these steps fail to stop the leak, you’ll need professional plumbing services.

4. Failed sump pump

The sump pump protects the home from water damage that may be caused by heavy rain. It’s located below the main surface of the basement floor and is equipped with valves that sense rising water levels or pressure. When water exceeds a certain level, the sump pump automatically begins to pump excess water out of the basement and away from the property through a discharge line. 

Issues with the sump pump can cause water damage and require emergency repair.

5. Clogged toilet

A clogged toilet is a common plumbing problem year round. During the summer, school-age kids are spending more time at home, and inviting their friends over. The increased usage naturally increases wear and tear on the various components of a toilet and could lead to clogs.

If you notice any of these plumbing issues in your home this summer, don’t hesitate to call Roger The Plumber for professional service.