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Summer Plumbing Problems and How to Avoid Them

The summer can be a time of relaxation and rest. However, without keeping an eye on these common issues the summer can turn into a plumbing nightmare. Use these tips and tricks in your home or summer home so you can avoid several plumbing issues and return to relaxing under the sun.

  • When having company or family over make sure to have trash cans stationed in all of the bathrooms of the house. People often throw paper towels, tissues, q-tips, and many other things in the toilet. This will result in a clogged drain that no plunger will be able to fix.
  • When hosting a barbecue make sure to not flush any food, garbage, meat products, bones, or anything of that nature down the kitchen sink. This will also result in a clogged drain. Another tip which should be followed all year is to never flush grease down the sink, which will solidify when it cools and will clog your drains as well.
  • Make the switch from a propane gas grill to a natural gas line. Natural gas lines are much more efficient and a cleaner energy resource. Natural gas is ⅓ of the price of propane for each BTU. Never worry about running out of propane during a BBQ again! Gas lines can also be piped to an outdoor fireplace as well, so you wouldn’t have to worry about continually stoking the fire. You can kick your feet up and relax!
  • When vacationing for long periods of time make sure to turn down your water heater to save energy. Make sure to also keep track of the water pressure in the house or think about purchasing a regulator. The system will remain pressurized and without water being used in the house. The pressure will continue to build up which may result in a complete blow out or pinhole leaks in your water line.
  • After the rain covered months of Spring, trees experience a period of growth. Tree roots will spread in search for a source of water, and your water lines could be in the way. Your water lines may even become a source of water if there is a leak.

Should you have any questions or would like specific plumbing information, please contact Zeek Plumbing at 866-635-0200. We would love to be able to help you out with any and all of your plumbing needs.

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I called Zeek Plumbing on a recommendation from my old plumber, who had moved away, after my hot water heater died. They were able to come out and get me set up with a new one in relatively short order. I'm definitely saving their number for any future plumbing issues I may have.
Thomas C.
Zeek is the best! Steve in the office is top notch and a pleasure to deal with. Tim showed up on time and completed the repair with no issues. Highly recommend Zeek Plumbing.
P.J. L.
They came to my house for a routine service call for a few various things that needed to be looked at. I'm very satisfied with the process. They walked me through potential issues they saw, walked me through what they'd do, and gave me advice on how to handle some of the smaller things in the future. I will definitely use them again in the future.
Rob
Yet another great experience with Zeek Plumbing. We've used Zeek to install a new hot water heater and most recently they came out to fix a drainage and diverter issue with our bathtub. They also repaired a sink installation and tightened up a loose toilet. Zeek Plumbing has been our go to plumber for over 5 years.
Dave A.
I called on a Sunday and Steve got right back to me. He sent out a tech on the following Tuesday to reseat two toilets. I was able to wait no emergency and I saved money not having the tech do the job on the weekend. The job was done neatly and everything was immaculate when I got home. These guys are professional and trustworthy!! ZEEK PLUMBING is the way to go!!
Liz C.
Timmy and RJ were excellent. The staff ant Zeek plumbing is fast, courteous, and provide their services at a tremendous value. I would highly recommend them for your plumbing needs.
Tom L.
Zeek did the gas line installation for our new natural gas grill. Everything was done professionally and every team member we engaged with were very friendly. Even when there was a slight mishap during inspection, Zeek responded promptly and handled everything great. We now have a very good looking gas line hookup on the deck and the first steaks and burgers are already done!
Martin H.
Kathy C.
We use then commercially and industrially. They've never let us down. Far better and more caring plumbers than most out there. They've done residential repairs for friends of mine on jobs that others haven't been able to correct. In one shot, they diagnosed and corrected the problems without a callback. Like tattoos, good work ain't cheap and cheap work ain't good. Spend the money on them and get it done right, the first time
Walter W.
Just wanted to give a shout out to Zeek Plumbing! Our hot water heater went Monday afternoon and they were at our house by 8am Tuesday to fix it. Ryan was super easy and nice to work with and made sure that all of my questions were answered and I understood the next steps.The technicians that came to install the water heater were great! They were neat, friendly, quick and efficient. I would highly recommend Zeek Plumbing!
Scerbo F.
We had a leak in our baseboard heat. Called Zeek at 8 am with a non-emergency and the team was at our house by 1 pm. Rich and Oliver were great, knowledgeable, and worked quickly and clean. I knew enough to DIY the fix, but didn't want to risk it and I will say it isn't often that a professional puts in as much care as the homeowner, but they very much did - even taking the time to answer my questions around the specific tools they used. I will absolutely make Zeek my first call for the next plumbing fix.
Jason K
Zeek Plumbing is the best! I called and they said someone would arrive within the hour and someone actually arrived within the hour. We had a dripping pipe in the basement and the issue was resolved quickly and efficiently. I very highly recommend Zeek Plumbing!!
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