Most people will tell you that fall is their favorite season.
Fall is a wonderful time of the year for most people. The weather is cool but still enjoyable, the leaves are turning beautiful colors and everyone’s favorite latte flavor comes out at Starbucks. Although there are so many things to love about the fall, it can be a challenging time of the year for your plumbing system. Luckily though, you can avoid having to call in an emergency plumber to get your system repaired if you learn about the plumbing problems that are common in the fall, as well as how to avoid them. Check out our last blog to learn about the fall plumbing problems that our Belleville plumber has already covered, and keep reading to learn more.
#3. Garbage Disposal Clogs
While summer is the time for BBQs and picnics, fall is the time of the year when family get-togethers start migrating inside, and it marks the beginning of holiday celebrations. Furthermore, you’re likely going to be cooking a lot more inside in general. All of this leads to an increase in garbage disposal use, which can lead to blockages if you’re not careful about what you put in your garbage disposal.
How to Avoid Garbage Disposal Clogs This Fall
When it comes to keeping your garbage disposal healthy and clog-free, the biggest thing you can do is to know what not to put down it. A lot of homeowners make the mistake of treating their garbage disposal as a trashcan, but this is a surefire way to end up with a nasty clog and a call to an emergency plumber. Make it a point to avoid putting any grease, stringy foods, expandable foods — like pasta or rice —, bones or fruit pits and coffee grounds into your disposal. When in doubt as to whether something is safe for your disposal or not, throw it in the trashcan.
#4. Blocked Drainage
Have you noticed that the water in your sinks or shower is draining slower than it used to? Believe it or not, the problem may actually be resulting from the leaves in your yard. Leaves tend to accumulate in a single spot in the yard, and they could easily be blown into your home’s drainage system by the wind or even traffic, where they can form blockages.
How to Avoid a Blocked Drainage System This Fall
Make sure that you are diligent about keeping any leaves in your yard picked up. However, this can be easier said than done, and during the peak of fall, it can be very difficult to keep up with the rate that the leaves fall, especially if you have other responsibilities on your plate. That’s why it’s smart to hire a plumber to come out and inspect your drainage system. They may recommend installing a drain cover to prevent the problem from recurring in the future.
As tempting as it may be to go out and simply buy a drain cover on your own, it’s important to note that drain covers are manufactured to specifically fit certain drains. Having a professional properly measure and fit your drain cover will ensure that you get the most effective solution possible and that you’re not wasting your money on a drain cover that won’t work.
Prevent common plumbing problems this fall with the help of Culler Plumbing Services.
Don’t let these or any other plumbing problems sneak up on you this fall. The longer you wait to address a plumbing problem, the worse it’s going to get, and taking a preventative approach to taking care of your plumbing system will save you a lot of money and headaches. That’s why it’s important to turn to the experts at Culler Plumbing Services today to schedule a plumbing inspection!