Backed-up Sewer Lines

03 Jul. 20

Plumbing Beat: Don’t Let It Spoil Your Summer Treat

Summers are for fun, relaxation, and enjoyment!

As Charles Bowden, once said, “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” 

While we bask in the glory of sunshine and appreciate the warmth of the season, our plumbing systems have to work overtime during hot summer months. Both commercial and residential are put under heavy pressure thanks to the hot weather. Be it sprinkler mishaps or sewage backups, one needs to be prepared for it all.

24hour plumbing heating has 20 years of plumbing experience and lives by the motto We’re Always Here For You“. We’ve helped building/homeowners across North America install, maintain, and repair their plumbing and heating systems. With our years of industry knowledge, you can enjoy the sunshine this summer without having to worry about your plumbing.

We have put together a quick guide for you to prevent your house, building against the most common summertime plumbing problems. Let’s get right into it –

Backed-up Sewer Lines

Backed-up Sewer Lines

Summertime storm surges can cause your local sewer lines to fill. However, proper sewer maintenance can prevent your drains from backing up and causing damage to your building. We recommend calling for an emergency plumbing service as soon as possible. A professional an not only identify the problem but fix it. 

Most professionals today use a trenchless inspection method. This means less damage to your property and very little disturbance to your landscaping. 

Using advanced technologythey can see inside the pipes. This allows them to discover the layout of your sewer pipes, the overall condition that they’re in, and where the problem is.

Once they’ve identified the problem they will discuss the options with you regarding the repair. 

Depending on the severity and nature of the problem, part of the piping may have to be replaced. They will use a process called Pneumatic Pipe Bursting to replace old pipes. This process is also much less intrusive than traditional methods


The hot and humid summer months bring rainy weather with it. Heavy rainfall and flash floods can cause severe damage to your basement. 

Drainage systems overwhelmed by rainfall can lead to flooding, and result in high insurance clams. However, getting your property assessed by experts can prevent floods even before they happen. Professional plumbers will grade if a building is at risk, install additional drainage to slope water away from your property. Another option can also be installing a sump pump as an alternative preventative measure.

Replace Hose Bib

Replace Hose Bib

Hose bibs are faucets that deliver water from indoors to outdoors. Your Hose bib is what makes washing your car easy, lets you water your garden, and powers the fun sprinkles to run in the summer season. But, it needs your attention too! They tend to suffer from regular wear and tear due to exposure to the elements during better winters. As summer approaches ensure you check your building’s house bibs. 

Try the simple tests like – switching them on and off and check for any leaks. A dripping faucet even after shutting off the spigot has to be replaced immediately. This definitely would fall under an emergency plumbing situation and trusting a professional plumber to get this fixed is highly recommended. Something to consider in this case is that even though no rust or damage is visible on the bib, the internal shutoff valve could be severely damaged to hold water properly.  Therefore, inexpert installation could worsen the trouble. 

Clear Your Clogged Drains

Clear Your Clogged Drains

Last but never least, the clogged drains in the bathroom tub, the kitchen sink, and that helpless feeling. It is something that can happen anytime, especially during summers. The drain system flushed more than just water. Oils, grease, hair and other gunk accumulate in your drains before they wind up in the local sewer lines. Although some debris can be trapped and removed, most of it will eventually collect in your building’s pipes. 

Leaving the accumulated debris unchecked, can wreak havoc on the piping system. Don’t wait for a disaster to happen. You can take action on your own and try to DIY and clean clogged drains or simple and best-advised take professional help. A plumbing specialist will flush your building’s drains and sewer lines to blast debris using pressurized water. Or, plumbing snakes can be used clear stubborn clogs from the base of the drain. 

Let the Experts Do It for You

24 Plumbing & Heating

24 Plumbing & Heating has been serving Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal & Across North America. We provide all plumbing and heating services for all your home maintenance, repairs and replacement needs. 

Our team of highly trained, drug tested, background checked, and courteous technicians can assist you in all aspects of your plumbing and heating needs. Your job is never too small for us to care and We’re open 24/7/365 because plumbing emergencies don’t wait.

To inquire about our award-winning plumbing and maintenance services, or to schedule, a routine check-up, feel free to reach out today and book an appointment.