Summer is the time for entertaining; Christmas, New Years, School Holidays! All this entertaining puts a strain on your drainage system in more ways than one. Keep your Summer disaster free by maintaining these key aspects of your family home.

  1. The Garbage Disposal – Planning on plenty of barbecue’s this Summer? Watch where you’re disposing of waste food! While some food is organic and will break down over time, most should not be put down the in-sink garbage disposal. Hard fruits and vegetables, such as corn and watermelon, are particularly problematic. They can damage the blades in the disposal unit and lead to stubborn clogs. Used cooking oils and grease are also damaging so avoid pouring the dirty grease down the drain after grilling or frying something. Running cold water down the drain to clear out remaining bits of food before and after you use it will help extend the life of the garbage disposal.
  2. Backed Up Sewer Lines – Summer in Sydney is known for its rainfall, especially as the air heats up in the afternoon. Excessive rain snakes its way through cracks in the sewer pipes, leading to the sewer line backing up. Tree roots may also grow into the pipes through small cracks with the increase in rainfall. If you notice any signs, such as toilets backing up into the bathtub, call in a qualified plumber right away.
  3. Clogged Toilets – With the kids spending more time at home for the school holidays, you may notice an increase in toilet blockages. Educate your children to use modest amounts of toilet paper, not to put foreign objects or anything other than human waste down the toilet and to flush a toilet only after using it. A common clog is quite straightforward to clear with a plunger at home, but if you need additional help don’t hesitate to call in a professional plumber.

Worried about your drains or garbage disposal this Summer? Omega Services can provide you with high quality service fix any plumbing problem you may have. So for complete peace of mind, call today on 1300 558 730.