Summer Plumbing Tips

By July 30, 2015 September 15th, 2015 Household Leaks


Year-round plumbing maintenance helps protect your family and prevent costly damages to your home. Are you keeping up with summer plumbing chores this year? In our last blog post, we gave advice on waterproofing your basement against heavy rains. Here we’ve put together some general summer plumbing tips to help you keep your household plumbing in top shape—both inside and outside.

Outdoor Summer Plumbing Tips

With summertime lawn care and gardening, household water usage is especially high during the summer months. Common plumbing problems involve sprinklers, hose bibs, and tree roots. Help prevent such problems by following these outdoor summer plumbing tips:

  • Regularly clean and maintain yard sprinklers, fountains, and swimming pools
  • Check for and repair leaky hose bibs
  • Keep your gutters clean and clear of debris—scooping out the gutters just once a year may not be enough, especially if there are a lot of trees around your house
  • Be careful not to plant trees near underground lateral sewage lines—tree roots can cause cracks and blockages in the pipes and may lead to leaks or water backup

Indoor Summer Plumbing Tips

In the summertime, homeowners may encounter problems with moisture, leaks, and clogs. Help prevent common indoor plumbing issues by following these tips:

Have any questions? Need help with summertime plumbing chores? Contact us! Call our office at (314) 965-9377 or email We’re happy to help.