Common Summer Plumbing Problems

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Summer is a time to relax and let your brain recharge, but don’t let your guard down regarding your plumbing. Here are some common problems homeowners face during the summer.

Clogged Garbage Disposal

  • Summer = barbecues
  • Don’t dispose of all of that grease or food waste in your garbage disposal
  • Leftover bits of corn on the cob and fruit rinds from your picnic or barbecue should be disposed of properly and not in your garbage disposal


  • Summer = dirty clothes
  • More laundry puts more stress on your washing machine
  • Check hoses for leaks, cracks, bulges, and kinks
  • Make sure that your machine is away from the wall to prevent overheating

Shower Drains

  • Summer = beach
  • Make sure you leave the beach at the beach before going home to jump in your shower. Sand and other debris can clog your shower drain.

Sewer Lines

  • Summer = thirsty trees
  • Tree roots reach out to search for water, especially during our dry San Diego summer months. These roots can crack pipes and also block them.


  • Summer = kids & guests
  • With kids home from school and guests visiting, toilets are used more than usual, which can lead to clogs and backups
  • If a plunger doesn’t solve the problem, call a professional

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If you have any of the problems above, contact 1-800-anytyme via our contact form or call (760) 477-0072 to speak with a member of our team today. We would love to help you out!

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