Common Summer Plumbing Problems
Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Common Summer Plumbing Problems

As the UK summer begins to arrive, weekends will become synonymous with entertainment, outdoor activities, and perhaps a bit of gardening. However, the seasonal activities we engage in during this time can place added strain on our water and plumbing systems. It’s important to stay vigilant and be prepared to address potential issues. Here are some common plumbing problems that can arise during the summer months.

Blocked Toilets:

Whether it’s hosting a late summer BBQ or accommodating kids returning to school with their friends, increased toilet usage can lead to blockages. Having a plunger on hand is advisable, as it can often resolve minor blockages. For more severe cases, professional assistance may be necessary.

Washing Machine Issues:

Extra wash cycles from days spent outdoors can result in cracked or blocked water lines in washing machines. If your machine isn’t functioning properly, consulting a plumber before considering a replacement is wise, as repairs may be more cost-effective, especially for newer machines.

Garden Tap Leaks:

Continual watering of plants during dry spells can cause garden taps to wear out and leak. Addressing leaking outdoor taps promptly is important to avoid unnecessary water wastage. This task typically involves safely disassembling the tap and replacing the necessary components, which a professional plumber can assist with.

Sewer Problems:

Intense late summer thunderstorms can lead to land drain backup and flooding, potentially causing toilet water to back up into drains. Simultaneous clogging of bath and toilet drains should prompt immediate action by contacting a plumber. Additionally, heavy rainfall can exert pressure on underground pipes, leading to cracks or breakages. Discoloured water from taps following a rainstorm may indicate a broken underground pipe, which should not be ignored.

What to do if you are suffering from any of these summer plumbing problems?

For assistance or impartial advice regarding plumbing issues, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team of experienced plumbers is equipped to handle a wide range of plumbing problems with expertise and efficiency.Get in touch with the team at AMW Heating to discuss your needs