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How Hot Weather Affects Your Plumbing

As the weather starts to warm up, you may start to notice some common plumbing problems. These problems can range from invading tree roots to UV damage.  In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common signs of plumbing problems that emerge during the spring and summer months. We will also provide tips on how to fix these issues yourself.

Common Summer Plumbing Problems

Invasive Roots

One of the most common spring plumbing problems is roots invading your sewer pipes. As the weather warms up and the ground thaws, trees, and shrubs start to grow new roots. These roots can sometimes find their way into your sewer line, where they can cause blockages and leaks.

If you believe greenery has invaded your sewer pipes it's time to call an experienced professional, like the ones at Rooter Master, to get them inspected. If the plumber finds that your line is being clogged by the pesky invaders they can either use hydro jetting to clear out the roots or a mechanical auger to chop them up.

Leaking Pipes

Leaking pipes are a common occurrence during the summer. Pipes can leak for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common is because of overuse. When the weather gets warmer, water usage typically goes up as people start using swimming pools, garden hoses, and automatic sprinklers. This increased water usage can put a strain on your pipes, causing them to leak.

If you notice a sudden increase in your water bill or unexplained wet spots in your yard or basement, it may be time to call a plumber to check for leaks. If your pipes do have a leak then it's best to let a professional handle the repiping of the corroded or busted pipes to ensure that the job gets done right.

UV Damage

This summer, while you're busy protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, don't forget about your home's exterior plumbing pipes. Just like our skin, these pipes are susceptible to damage from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to protect your pipes from UV damage. First, make sure they're properly insulated. This will help to keep them cool and reduce the amount of UV radiation they're exposed to. You can also paint your pipes with a UV-resistant coating. This will help to reflect the sun's rays and further reduce the amount of damage that can be done. Finally, if you have any exposed pipes, be sure to cover them with a tarp or other type of protective covering. This will help to keep them out of direct sunlight and further reduce the risk of damage.

For All Your Summer Plumbing Problems

No matter what plumbing problems you face this summer the experts at Rooter can help. We have over 50 years of experience helping homeowners with their plumbing needs, and our team of certified technicians is available 24/ seven to help you fix your problem. We also offer heating installation services to keep your home comfortable all year long. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!