The extreme heat impacting the Valley of the Sun this summer can cause numerous problems for your home’s plumbing. High temperatures can result in pipes expanding, causing them to leak or break, impacting your plumbing inside and outside. Let’s look at a few other common summer plumbing issues that may put a damper on your day.
Low Water Pressure
Ever turn on the bathroom faucet and notice the water seems to only trickle out or spray out in different directions? Low water pressure typically happens due to calcium buildup in the faucet aerator causing reduced water pressure. A blocked faucet aerator is an easy DIY fix. You only need to remove the aerator from the faucet and clean out the calcium deposits before putting the faucet back together.
Water Heater Breakdown
The water heater can fail for a few reasons. If you’re noticing the shower water becoming cool, there may be a broken thermostat. Often, the first sign of an excessive buildup of sediment inside the water heater tank is water gushing out of the water heater. Whatever the cause of the malfunction, it’s time to call your trustworthy local plumbing professionals. Cool Blew’s plumbing experts will inspect your water heater and repair or replace it.
Clogged Shower Drains
Dirt, hair buildup, and debris can cause blockages in your shower drain any time of the year, but we tend to take more showers in the hot summer months. Simply pouring strong chemicals down the drain sometimes can make the problem worse. Plumbing snakes and plungers can end up pushing the clog further down the pipe. When water is backing up after every shower and DIY fixes don’t resolve the problem, it’s best to call in the plumbing technicians to help sort it out.
Clogged toilets are a common situation when you’re hosting summer parties or out-of-town guests. With more use, more issues occur, from flushing something down the toilet that shouldn’t be flushed or trying to flush too much toilet paper down at once. You’ll want to take any type of clog seriously and use a plunger first. If the toilet continues to backup or you notice a leak, call your plumbing pros.
Cool Blew’s experienced plumbers have all the tools to get your house’s plumbing in tip-top shape. You can trust that our plumbers will take care of the issue promptly. Call Cool Blew today at 623-872-2900 to schedule your appointment. We’ll do a complete inspection and professionally repair all your plumbing problems.