3 Summertime Plumbing Issues Most Phoenix Residents Deal With


Living in Phoenix has its highs and lows. Literally. Temperatures hover around freezing in the winter and surpass 120 degrees towards the end of the summer. Although intense heat and a few dust storms can be an inconvenience, severe weather isn’t really something locals worry too much about. What many new residents struggle to get used to is the dry, dusty desert landscape and minimal rain. Since the desert lacks an abundance of natural water, Arizonans tend to value quality water systems. Summertime plumbing issues are the last thing they want to experience during a hot day.

Aside from installing premium equipment, home and commercial property owners can avoid annoying plumbing issues by investing in routine preventative maintenance. But don’t just hire anyone to perform regular inspections. An experienced, reputable company will know where to look and how to educate you along the way. When you know what to look for and you understanding the life of your equipment, it makes it easier to identify and repair plumbing issues in a timely manner.

Before Addressing Phoenix Plumbing Issues..

Plumbers that have relationships with customers because of routine maintenance calls know how to anticipate certain plumbing issues based on their familiarity with the property’s plumbing system. If your plumber is doing the bare minimum then it could spell disaster for you down the road. At Canyon State, we take pride in developing trust with the Phoenix community and helping them avoid inconvenience. With that in mind, here are the 3 of the most common plumbing issues that we service in Phoenix, Arizona.

1. A Good Ole’ Arizona Plumbing Backup.

If you have kids, summertime means summer vacation. When there’s more people than usual at home, plumbing backups tend to happen a lot more often. This unpleasant issue can lead to further damage in your bathrooms if an overflow of water creeps below the tile or soaks into your baseboards. In order to prevent blockages, it’s important to keep an eye on all of the drains and exposed pipes in your home. While it may not stop the problem altogether, it can help you prevent further damages and repair costs.

For parents with young families, it’s always a good idea to implement preventative tactics like educating your kids on proper bathroom etiquette. Explain why they shouldn’t use a lot of toilet paper and what really happens to toys when they get flushed down the toilet. You can eliminate their element of curiosity while instilling a purpose to perform good habits.

If you don’t have kids, realize some people just don’t understand how much damage a kleenex or paper towel can do. Whether you’re a responsible roommate or the owner of a business, take the time to remind everyone how costly plumbing issues can be. Then do your best to uphold the standards by holding everyone within the property accountable. At the end of the day, the best way to prevent severe plumbing issues from blockages is to have a plunger on hand and the phone number of a quality plumber handy.

2. Worn Down and Damaged Sprinklers.

When it comes to Phoenix properties full of green grass, sprinkler systems do a lot more work during the Arizona summertime. All that extra use of water can eventually lead to broken pipes, clogged sprinkler heads or leaky hoses. This is why it’s imperative to get your sprinkler system inspected on a regular basis. Repairing irrigation systems in Arizona is a lot easier when the issue is still relatively small.

Aside from discovering underlying plumbing issues before they become severe, proper maintenance will save you a lot of money on your water bill.  A broken sprinkler systems can lead to massive water waste while causing damage your lawn. Since the problem typically occurs underground, property owners normally don’t notice anything is wrong until it’s too late. While most irrigation systems can be repaired, some need to be replaced. Waiting too long can cost you a pretty penny.

3. Overgrown and Invasive Root Systems.

During the Arizona summertime, plants often grow more than we realize. Roots are forced to stretch down as deep as they can to find cooler soil and water. But sometimes, expanding root systems reach for your personal water source. Root growth not only can destroy the foundation of homes and commercial properties, but it can also alter the landscape and create expensive plumbing issues. Once an underground water line is broken, the remaining root system is drawn to the leak.

This can be tough to immediately detect when broken pipes are for drain systems. This may cause you to think the problem is a clog. But when roots invade your plumbing, they can cause additional malfunctions and backups across multiple sources and drains. Since there are designated areas of the property for underground water systems, repairing a root breach can be extremely costly. Trees are obviously a common culprit so be on the lookout for noticeable root growth. Backups in your toilets, sinks, and bathtubs are also common signs of plumbing issues caused by a plant invasion. If things get out of hand, you might want to consider killing the tree to save yourself from further inconvenience.

Avoid Plumbing Issues This Summer!

If you’re concerned that something’s gone wrong with your plumbing system, our expert plumbers are more than happy to help you diagnose and fix the issue. Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing is a family owned business that’s been located in Sun City, Arizona for more than 30 years. We take pride in hiring the best home service technicians and offer comfort plans for all our customers. To learn more about the extend of our knowledge and our passion for service, call at 623-584-2850 or schedule an appointment!

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