Summer can be a trying time for plumbing. If you have children, they are home from school and putting more pressure on drains. Swimming pools, dry weather and keeping your plants watered all increase your water dependency. Drain issues can sabotage a good summer, which makes it a good idea to call a plumber in Modesto, CA for drain cleaning and other repairs. Here are four reasons why you will want to address your drains and pipes before summer starts:
- Increased demand: If you had a quiet winter, the situation can change immensely in summer. Children are out of school and likely have friends visiting. Now that you have perfect pool weather, outdoor parties for adults and children will be in high demand. If you have a septic system, these challenges may leave it vulnerable—not only in maintaining your pool or spa, but also with increased use of your bathrooms and kitchen. Clearing drains makes it easier for it to handle the extra guests and additional water demands. Assuring your plumbing works as you clean and fill hot tubs or pools avoids any unpleasant surprises right when you are ready to enjoy summer with your outdoor water luxuries. You never want to attempt day-to-day life on a 100-degree day without water access. Make sure your drains, plumbing and septic system are ready for the demand!
- Preventative maintenance: Even if your summer is not quite so active, if you had a winter season full of holiday parties and houseguests, there is a chance your drains and sewage pipes may already have clogs. Also, tree roots and other natural developments can produce unexpected pipe blockages—if not breach them completely. Emergency plumbing calls add up, and if you experience a catastrophic event right before people are coming over, you risk creating memories that are not pleasant or flattering. Addressing slow drain and winter buildup now will contribute to a better summer!
- Risk of odors: Warmer temperatures may literally roast whatever is stuck in your drains and pipes. This results in unpleasant smells throughout your home, and that also adds an embarrassing element if you have houseguests. If your septic tank fails and floods due to clogged plumbing, it will be a hard development to hide, since a hot summer day contributes to this already odorous situation. Cleaning your drains and clearing pipe clogs now reduces the chances of sewage or food waste becoming noticeable later!
- Maintain outdoor watering: Summer water rationing already makes maintaining landscaping a challenge. The last thing you need is sprinkler systems or drip lines no longer working for you because a plumbing issue prevents it. There may be plenty of rain now, but that can change dramatically by August. Take care of your yard well by ensuring your plumbing still works.
To hire a plumber in Modesto, CA before summer begins, call Alvarado Pumping Septic Service to schedule an appointment. Our specialty is septic systems, but we provide general plumbing services as well.