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Common Summer Plumbing Problems and How to Prevent Them

June 28, 2024 | Blog

Summer in Beaumont brings with it not just the heat but also a host of plumbing problems that can disrupt your home’s comfort and functionality. As temperatures rise, so does the demand on your plumbing system. Efficient Systems, trusted since 1979, is here to help you navigate these common summer plumbing issues and provide effective solutions to prevent them.

1. Clogged Drains

Summer activities often lead to an increase in debris entering your drains. Whether it’s sand from beach trips, food scraps from barbecues, or hair from frequent showers, your drains can quickly become clogged. A clogged drain can cause slow drainage, unpleasant odors, and even water damage if left untreated.

Prevention Tips:

  • Use drain covers to catch debris before it enters your pipes.
  • Avoid pouring grease or oil down the drain.
  • Regularly clean your drains with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar.

Solution: If you’re already experiencing slow or clogged drains, take advantage of our $99 Drain Clearing Special, which includes a free camera inspection. This offer ensures your drains are thoroughly cleaned and inspected for any underlying issues.

2. Leaky Faucets and Pipes

The summer heat can cause pipes to expand and contract, leading to leaks. Leaky faucets and pipes not only waste water but can also cause significant water damage and increase your utility bills.

Prevention Tips:

  • Regularly inspect your faucets and pipes for any signs of leaks.
  • Replace worn-out washers and seals.
  • Insulate exposed pipes to prevent expansion and contraction.

Solution: Efficient Systems offers prompt and reliable plumbing repair services. Our Peace of Mind Guarantee ensures that all our licensed professionals have undergone extensive background checks, so you can trust the person entering your home.

3. Water Heater Issues

With increased water usage during the summer, your water heater works harder than usual. This can lead to issues such as insufficient hot water, strange noises, or even complete breakdowns.

Prevention Tips:

  • Schedule regular maintenance for your water heater.
  • Flush the tank to remove sediment buildup.
  • Check the temperature setting and adjust if necessary.

Solution: If your water heater is acting up, our experienced technicians at Efficient Systems can diagnose and fix the problem quickly, ensuring you have a steady supply of hot water throughout the summer.

4. Sewer Line Backups

Heavy summer rains can overwhelm your sewer system, leading to backups. This can cause unpleasant odors, slow drains, and even sewage backing up into your home.

Prevention Tips:

  • Ensure your yard is graded properly to direct water away from your home.
  • Avoid planting trees or shrubs near your sewer lines.
  • Have your sewer lines inspected and cleaned regularly.

Solution: Our $99 Drain Clearing Special, which includes a free camera inspection, is an excellent way to ensure your sewer lines are clear and functioning properly. This proactive approach can help prevent costly and unpleasant sewer backups.

5. Sprinkler System Problems

Your lawn’s sprinkler system gets a workout during the summer, and issues such as broken sprinkler heads, leaks, or improper settings can waste water and damage your lawn.

Prevention Tips:

  • Regularly inspect your sprinkler system for any signs of damage.
  • Adjust the settings to ensure even watering.
  • Replace broken or worn-out sprinkler heads.

Solution: Efficient Systems can help with any plumbing repairs needed for your sprinkler system. Our No Surprises Guarantee means the quote you receive upfront is the price you’ll pay, with no hidden fees or unexpected costs.

Schedule Your $99 Drain Clearing Today

Summer plumbing problems can be a hassle, but with the right preventive measures and timely solutions, you can keep your home’s plumbing system running smoothly. Efficient Systems has been a trusted provider of HVAC and plumbing services in Beaumont and surrounding areas since 1979. Our experienced technicians, comprehensive guarantees, and commitment to customer satisfaction make us the preferred choice for all your home service needs.

Don’t let clogged drains ruin your summer. Take advantage of our $99 Drain Clearing Special with a free camera inspection today. Contact Efficient Systems to schedule your service and experience the peace of mind that comes with working with a trusted, reliable provider. Call us now or click the Request Serivce button book your appointment!

Why Choose Efficient Systems?

We guarantee that the equipment we have installed will perform as we have stated, or we will remove it and return 100% of your investment.
If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.

What Our Customers Have To Say

Very Professional

James was very professional and knowledgeable. Fixed the unit quickly and explained the process and effects of the repair/maintenance. Will always call ES from now on! Very happy with the work.

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James, the technician was very efficient and professional. Our attic space is very challenging to access and he managed to survive the adventure stoically! Did a great job of explaining system status and what was checked. Top notch overall.

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Outstanding Service

105 heat index day and AC not working correctly. Ryan Boyles was the tech that came to help. Diagnosed problem very quickly and fixed the issue. Looked at warranty package and determined the repair was warranty work…so NO charge. Outstanding.

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