While summer is meant for enjoying the sun and relaxing, as a homeowner, it’s essential to still watch for any plumbing problems that may arise. With the surge in water usage, hotter weather, and potential guests coming over this season, the chances of encountering plumbing issues are likely during this time of the year. Therefore, it’s important to remain alert and know how to handle plumbing problems that may occur during the summer. Join Loveland Plumbing & Drain as we discuss the details of the most commonly occurring summer plumbing issues. 


1. OUTDOOR FAUCETS, SPRINKLERS, & WATER-HOSE ISSUES – To start, let’s discuss the typical issues that can arise with outdoor plumbing during the summer. Since summertime is all about being outside, outdoor fixtures like faucets, sprinklers, and hoses tend to get a lot of use. Over time, these fixtures can develop problems. And when you combine the high temperatures of summer with an increase in water usage, minor issues can become major disasters. For example, underground pipes can burst, or your yard and basement can become flooded.    

To avoid major disasters, check your hoses, sprinklers, fixtures, and faucets for damage and leaks regularly. Replace or repair any damaged parts immediately, as neglecting them could result in more significant plumbing problems in the long run. Remember to seek help from licensed professionals for complex issues.   

2. SEWER LINE BACKUP ISSUES – Now, let’s talk about an unpleasant topic – sewage! During the summer, sewer lines are more likely to become blocked due to increased usage and other factors. This can create an inconvenient and undesirable situation. If you think there may be an issue with your sewage line, keep an eye out for signs such as bad smells, strange noises, clogged drains or toilets, and backups. If you think there’s a problem with your sewage line or you’ve noticed any issues, please contact us without delay. We’ll take care of all the necessary repairs and maintenance so that everything works properly again. 


1. LEAKY FAUCET ISSUES – Dealing with leaky faucets can be frustrating. Unfortunately, many people let them leak for longer than necessary. However, continuing to ignore a leaking faucet can result in wasted water and potential problems in the future. It’s best to address the issue now. Typically, fixing a leaking faucet involves either tightening the fixture or replacing the washer. If you notice a dripping faucet, it’s important to be proactive and fix it as soon as possible. In some cases, you may need to replace the entire fixture. 

2. CLOGGED TOILET PROBLEMS – During summertime, the temperature change and increased humidity can lead to rusting, corrosion, and mineral buildup on drain lines. Because of this, older plumbing systems are more prone to clogs, which can eventually block toilets. If you’re experiencing this issue, it’s best to contact a professional, as these types of clogs are difficult to handle. If ignored, serious clogs may cause pressure buildup leading to broken pipes. 

On top of that, children are usually at home in the summertime, meaning there are more bodies in the house in the daytime, which can lead to higher water usage during daylight hours. Therefore, it’s advisable to check your toilets for cracks or leaks regularly. Remember, neglecting a small issue can result in more significant and expensive repairs later on. 

3. LOW-WATER PRESSURE ISSUES – During this season, low water pressure is a common issue that can occur due to changes in regional water levels or mineral buildup in pipes. If you are experiencing this problem, it is recommended that you contact a professional plumber as soon as possible. 

4. WATER HEATER ISSUES – If you’re having trouble with your water being lukewarm or not heating up during the summer, it could be due to a problem with your water heater. Hot water is a necessity even in the summer, and high temperatures during this season can cause damage to your water heater, leading to issues with water temperature. It is possible that your water heater is experiencing sediment buildup, which can be resolved by flushing it. So, if you’re experiencing issues with your hot water, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we’ll be glad to inspect and resolve the problem for you. 

5. WASHING MACHINE ISSUES – It’s common for washing machines to experience issues during this season, such as clogged pipes, corrosion, and broken seals that can cause system problems and wear and tear. So, keep an eye out for leaks, corrosion, and other types of damage by inspecting your washing machine regularly. 

6. DISHWASHER AND GARBAGE DISPOSAL ISSUES – During this time of the year, when more people may be gathering in households, please make sure that you only dispose of foods that are safe for drains in your garbage disposal. Avoid pouring grease and starchy foods down your drain or disposal. Despite busy schedules, resist the urge to throw anything into the kitchen sink. Trust us, dealing with a clogged garbage disposal, and sink is not a pleasant experience. Additionally, refrain from overloading your dishwasher, which could cause blockages due to the accumulation of food and other debris. Proper food disposal and careful use of your dishwasher can help ensure optimal performance. 

At Loveland Plumbing & Drain, we are committed to delivering top-notch customer service that earns us five-star ratings consistently. We are passionate about offering our esteemed customers an outstanding experience that surpasses their expectations regarding the quality of our work. 

We are committed to ensuring that you have a summer free of stress. When it comes to your plumbing system, we are well-equipped to handle all your plumbing needs and address any concerns you may have! Call Loveland Plumbing & Drain today at (513) 644-0556, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here