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Summertime Plumbing Problems in Phoenix, Arizona - Call Forrest Anderson!

Who doesn't love summertime in Arizona? Warm weather, tan skin, weekend adventures and family barbecues help make it one of the best times of the year for you and your family. Your plumbing system may not be as fond of the summer months as you are. Having the kids at home, bringing home debris from your adventures, or having extra family over for events like the 4th of July BBQ can take its toll on your plumbing fixtures.

These can seem small and unnoticeable at the beginning but can turn into big, costly problems if not treated.

Common Summer Plumbing Issues

Clogged Garbage Disposal

When your garbage disposal begins to act funny, the idea of "schools out, scream and shout", takes on a whole new meaning. With the kids being home for the summer and family gatherings taking place in your home, your garbage disposal can be taking on extra usage.

From day time snacks to leftovers, objects can be thrown down your garbage disposal and forgotten. With this increased usage, you run a much higher risk of the garbage disposal clogging up.

Be sure to take care of your garbage disposal this summer by following these tips!

  • Run your disposal often to clear out whatever may be inside

  • Dispose of waste in your trash can

  • Use a couple drops of Dawn dish soap and hot water to clear out your disposal and keep it clean

Clogged Shower Drains

Summer in Arizona means plenty of trips to the pool, beach, and outdoors! Sand, grass, dirt, and other debris can fall into bathing suits and clothing and can easily be emptied out into the shower. This can cause a blockage in your drain causing your shower drain more slowly that usual.

Prevention Tips

  • Rinse-off with garden hose before you get in the shower

  • Clean your drain cover often, remove hair and other particles often

If you live in an older Arizona home that is equipped with cast iron piping, we recommend getting free-flowing drains to prevent your cast iron from eroded from the inside out. Keeping the drain open and clear will eliminate the need to replace the cast iron drain.

If you are looking to clean out your shower drain, look no further! Forrest Anderson sells Bio Clean. Bio-Clean is a special combination of natural bacteria and enzymes formulated specifically to digest dead organic waste found in your plumbing system. Bio-Clean will remove the grease, hair, soap scum, food particles, paper and cotton that are plugging your drain lines.

Bio-Clean will not digest or have any effect on inorganic materials such as plastic pipe. Bio-Clean will not produce heat, fumes or boiling like dangerous chemicals do.

Bio-Clean is completely safe for people, plumbing systems, septic tanks and the environment.

Forrest Anderson is Here To Help

Having clogged plumbing fixtures is going to take away all the fun and excitement of a good summer day. Make sure your home is ready this summer to take on all your adventures and handle dirt, grime and grease that comes with summer fun!

Be mindful of what you put down your drains as it prevents further damage in the long run. If you are in need to have your home serviced by a trusted plumbing professional give Forrest Anderson a call today at (623) 780-4060 or feel free to visit us at

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