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Summertime Plumbing Tips And Tricks


The summertime can be a busy time of year. Kids are home from school and running around the house with friends. Family members can be visiting from out of state and staying in your home. With more people occupying your home, plumbing issues are bound to occur. We at Lazer Home Services, a leading provider of plumbing, HVAC, and electrical repairs to the Polk County, IA, are here to give you a heads up on common summertime plumbing problems.

Clothing Overload in Your Washer

Washing machines get a run for their money during the summer. There’s nothing worse than letting sweaty clothes sit in a hamper for days on end! Cleaning your clothes is a necessity, but be sure not to overload your washing machine. Putting too many items in your washer can cause your appliance to move out of place and improperly clean the clothes. Don’t place too many things into the wash, and you should be in the clear.

Blocked Garbage Disposal

Kitchens are a common hangout spot when having people over. When snacks and meals are enjoyed, the clean up unfortunately follows. Especially when having a lot of guests over, homeowners can become overwhelmed with cleaning up. Overusing the garbage disposal and placing improper food down the disposal can cause unnecessary complications. We advise to avoid putting starchy foods down the drain, such as pasta or bread. Starchy foods can absorb water and cause severe clogs. Eggshells, coffee grounds, and bones are also items to avoid placing in the garbage disposal. Treat the disposal with caution since its blades can only handle so much.

Backed Up Shower Drains 

Being outdoors is one of the best parts of the summer, but it’s easy to bring the sand and dirt back home with you. If your shower drain is experiencing slow draining, try using a drain cover. Shower drain covers filter out the hardy stuff from getting into the drain. Therefore, let your shower run smoothly and invest in a drain cover!

Clogged Toilets

Toilets are the last thing homeowners want to deal with, so let guests know any hiccups your system has. Whether it’s a tricky handle or a slow flush, inform anyone who will be using it. It’s better to let people know beforehand, rather than deal with the unpleasant task of unclogging a toilet. 

Besides plumbing, Lazer Home Services provides electrical, HVAC, and furnace maintenance to the Polk County, IA, area. To learn more about the services offered or to schedule an appointment with Lazer Home Services, feel free to contact us today. Our team of technicians looks forward to hearing from you!

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