In the summer months, we stay particularly busy with residential plumbing problems. While pipes freezing in the winter are common for that time of year, there are a few issues that we commonly see in the summer months.
Here are our top five residential plumbing problems in Kingman, Arizona and the surrounding area.
Arizona Plumbing Problems
#1 Clogged Toilets
A clogged commode can be gross, but also a little embarrassing. The good news is many homeowners will able to fix the clog with a little bit of plunging. We don’t recommend over-the-counter chemicals, which can damage pipes over time and cause leaks.
For those times when the clog is too stubborn, you should enlist the help from an industry trained and certified plumber.
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#2 Sewer Line Backups
The Arizona monsoon season can cause a rush of water to go into the sewer pipes through cracks, causing backups. The roots of those tough Arizona plants are attracted to the water in the pipes, and they can also cause real damage over time.
#3 Clogged Garbage Disposal
Summers are about cooking out, but be careful how you dispose of leftover grease, corn cobs, and watermelon rinds. All of these can clog a disposal quickly, and even damage the blades on your disposal. One tip to help keep your disposal clear is to run cool water through it after using it. If the disposal starts to smell, try grinding up half a lemon.
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#4 Leaking Hose Bibs
In Arizona or any desert community, you need your outdoor hoses to work! If you turn on your hose and notice the metal hose bib at the faucet is leaking, it’s time to call a plumber. Just one steady drip from that outdoor faucet could skyrocket your water bill. Having a qualified plumber fix the problem will pay for itself.
Contact Ambient Edge with Plumbing by Jake for service in the Kingman, Arizona area – we’re here to help.