Even with COVID-19 upon us, summertime is still a great time of year here in Southern New England. You can still socially distance at the beach or go out to eat with friends. With all the fun that’s happening, sometimes your plumbing system lacks the attention it deserves. With the kids home from school for the summer, and the lawn needing attention, it is a pretty taxing time of the year on your home’s plumbing. Plumbing issues range in difficulty, so it’s important to know what your DIY limits are. When you need a trained, experienced professional, a call to Greenwood won’t let you down. We’re here for you, 24 hours a day, seven days a week – with extra precautions to keep you and your family safe when we enter your home. Here are several common problems that you might encounter:

Clogged Toilet: Summer usually means more people consistently in the house, which means more people using the bathroom. Luckily, clogged toilets are usually an easy fix. Having a plunger on hand should do the trick. But for larger clogs, your best bet is to get professional help from Greenwood as soon as possible so nothing gets worse. Our service trucks are fully equipped with the right tools to repair your clogged toilet. Our goal is to completely remove the cause of your clog and ensure your drain remains clog-free. The unit within your toilet tank may need repair or replacement overtime to ensure the proper function of your toilet.

Sprinkler Issues: Giving your lawn the care it needs keeps it lush and green, but time-to-time, your sprinklers can break. If you have an automatic sprinkler system, the heads can be hard to see, so knowing where each one is located is key. Watch out and be extra careful when you’re mowing the lawn!

Sewer Line Backup: Summer is storm season, which can cause backups in your sewer line. No one want’s leaks in their home. Simple buying a drain plug should help prevent one from springing. Give us a call if your backup is out of your control. We also offer quality backflow testing and certification services that will help you comply with Rhode Island’s water quality regulations. The state’s law requires all homeowners to test backflow prevention devices that are installed on an annual basis, preventing clogging, rust, and corrosion.

Garbage Disposal: Having a garbage disposal is handy, however, it does require maintenance to ensure its efficiency. Our professional team fixes jams, clogs, and leaks to fully-repair your garbage disposal. Garbage disposal blades begin to lose their edge after 10 years, causing food to be improperly ground up. We will help you determine whether your disposal needs a simple repair or a full replacement.

If you find yourself experiencing any of these issues or issues beyond this list – don’t try to fix it yourself. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Call Greenwood Plumbing & Heating at 401.738.9245 and we’ll be at your doorstep in no time!