Most of us envision the great outdoors and spending time underneath the warm rays of the sun during the summer in Saskatoon. So, any issues with indoor and outdoor plumbing tend to be brushed to the side. It is still wise to list a few tips and tricks which are designed to save the average homeowner a great deal of time, money, and aggravation.

Plumbing Nightmares

Outdoor Concerns

After the long Saskatoon winter, it is likely that exterior taps have not been used for months. Any ice that may have built up in the lines during this time could cause leaks when the taps are once again turned on. So, it is wise to walk around the property and activate any spigots that are present. Check for leaks before using them as normal. Otherwise, you could literally be pouring your finances down the drain.

Sewer Lines

While a sewer system is likely one of the last areas that property owners will think about, these lines are crucial to evacuate wastewater from the home or business. Those who are in areas that are prone to heavy rains and thunderstorms should check to make certain that no pipes or drains are clogged. There are a few general warning signs to look out for such as:

A foul odour emitting from a drain or the bathroom.

Water that takes a long time to escape or that does not drain whatsoever.

Moist areas around the garden that cannot be explained.

Let us remember that trees will grow the most during the summer months. The roots of fast-growing varieties may pierce underground pipes and drainage systems. This can once again result in a problem. It is wise to consult with a professional in any of these cases as opposed to adopting a do-it-yourself approach.

Planning ahead and making sure that plumbing systems are free from faults is an excellent way to enjoy the approaching summer. However, professional Saskatoon plumbers are always close by for regular maintenance issues as well as in the event of an emergency. Drain cleaning, pipe replacements, and general diagnoses are only a few of the talents that these firms can offer any property.

Sources:
How To Minimize Plumbing Emergencies In The Summer, homeownerideas.com
Signs Of A Sewer Drain Clog, plumbing.about.com