Common Summertime Plumbing Issues

Welcome to summertime in Pennsylvania! (Okay, it’s not quite summertime officially, but when the weather starts hitting 70s and 80s on a regular basis, it’s summer to us!)

As you’re planning your activities for the next few months, Pronto wants to remind you to be aware of some common summertime plumbing issues that homeowners can encounter. These include:

  1.  Anything having to do with outdoor hoses and faucets. If you kept your hose attached outside all winter, it’s probably a good bet that your hose bib has broken. This is something we see all the time, and it’s an issue we can fix quickly. If you haven’t used your hose yet, check it for leaks. Again, if it wasn’t properly stored, you might just need a new one. (Speaking of hose bibs, we can also install both hot and cold hose bibs so you can wash your car and fill up those kiddie pools with warmer water.)
  2. Being careful during summer storms. Thunderstorms and powerful downpours can cause drainage problems. While some drainage problems aren’t preventable (e.g., when your municipality’s drains can’t keep up with the demand and the roads begin to flood), others are. For many of our customers, the answer to drainage issues is DriWay Drain.
  3. Checking your gutters. Did you remember to clean out your gutters this spring? If not, there’s no time like the present! The less debris you have in your gutters, the greater your chance for a dry summer.

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