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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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A huge thank you to Zeke Plumbing for helping my family, and our old home, on multiple occasions! The response time is consistently fast and the work is done properly. I also very much appreciate the honest proposals as to what is needed and options to get the job done properly, efficiently and cost effective. Thank you!
Lisa G.
We woke up this morning to water pouring out of our toilet, all of over the floor, down the to the basement, we were PANICKED! I called Zeek Plumbing and Steve was able to identify the problem over the phone and dispatch someone to come immediately to help us fix the issue. Within an hour everything was fixed and in working order. We're so grateful for the responsiveness and professionalism of his team.
Brianna H.
Huge thank you to Tim (and Steve for coordinating) from Zeek Plumbing & Mechanical. We had a plumbing emergency and Tim was here within 1 hour of calling on a Saturday morning. I highly recommend this company!
Marlena J.
I've used Zeek Plumbing several times now and they always do a great job whether its replacing a sump pump or working on an old furnace. Every time I've called they were able to come out very quickly and get the problem fixed.
Bob H
Tim and RJ were awesome! They squeezed us in and took their time to resolve the issues we originally called for and more. They went above and beyond, were extremely fair, thorough and very professional. My parents have had wonderful experiences with them as well. I highly recommend using Zeek!
Jenna S.
Great plumbers, would 100% recommend. Everyone is very friendly and very knowledgeable. This is our second time using Zeek and we will continue using them.
Monica G.
This is the plumber to call if h\ypu are looking fir one. I called in the morning after a flood. They were out Fixing flood and ponding water when I called but Zeek still managed to make it to our house for the repair. Can't say enouch good about them!!!!
maureen R.
My husband and I had our shower temporarily repaired by the incredibly kind and patient Rich and Ron. Our hot water knob would not shut off, and after trying to fix it ourselves— it turned out this was a job for the professionals. We tried calling a few plumbers in the area— naturally we ended up calling quite a few “not so confident” plumbers who didn’t even want to take the time to look at it in the Morris County NJ area. We have a 2 month old and having the water shut off to the entire house wouldn’t have been the best for us. We let Zeek know our situation and they told us they’d give us a call if their schedule opened up. I can tell you— they did not disappoint. They called us with availability as soon as it opened up and Rich and Ron came to the rescue. I was expecting a temporary repair anyway because our shower is on the older side and needs some detailed TLC. What I was not expecting was how quick and efficient the temporary fix took. Rich quickly made the diagnosis, let us know what was going on and patched it up for us. We can now run water to the house again, and take a shower— which was our goal! We are currently awaiting a complete service to replace a few things in order to have this shower running for many more years to come. I will update this review when that service is performed. Thank you Rich and Ron!
Kaitlyn O.
If ever you are in need of a plumber, look no further than Zeek Plumbing. We had a water leak going from the street to the house hook up. The repair was completed in an efficient and professional manner and the people were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend and will definitely use them again.
Sharee C.
Zeek has done good work for me in the past. Most recently they came through and were unable to complete a job to no fault of their own. Turns out I have a much bigger problem on my hands that none of us expected to find. They made things right and I will be calling them again for work in the future.
Michael S.
I noticed a small leak in our kitchen ceiling and knew it was the upstairs toilet which was very old. I called a ton of plumbers and left messages. Zeek was the 1st plumber to call me back early Monday morning and advised me on next steps so we could get the new toilet installed and taken care of. The two reps were knowledgeable, friendly, explained the issue, what they found and what they were doing. They were also super sweet to my toddler. Price for install was on par with what they had quoted. Highly recommend and will use again (hopefully not for a leak).
Aimee D.

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