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Caring for Your Plumbing During a Brooklyn Summer

During a sweltering Brooklyn summer, nobody wants to the hassle and expense of home plumbing problems. The Brooklyn home service professionals at Petri Plumbing have a few tips on how to maintain your plumbing and catch any problems early.

Sewer Problems

Summer downpours can mean sewer line backups as rain enters through cracks in the pipes. Tree roots can also invade sewer lines. A video sewer line inspection can spot any problems before they require expensive fixes.

Kitchen Disposals

If you’re doing your Brooklyn summer right, there will be dinner parties and cookouts galore. That means a lot of work for your kitchen garbage disposal. Be sure to avoid clogging it, skip problem items like coffee grounds, corn husks, banana peels, eggshells, watermelon rinds, and bones.

If you need to wash greasy pots and pans, do so under hot water and let it run for several seconds to ensure the drain remains clear. Grease can harden in the pipes, causing problems later.


With the kids home on summer vacation, toilets will see more use. Go easy on the toilet paper and never flush wipes, sanitary products, alligators, or toys to avoid clogging the works.

Check for Leaks

Summer heat already means higher utility bills, but homeowners can save money by fixing any water leaks in the plumbing system. Even small leaks can lead to big costs in the long-run. While some leaks are easy to spot, others can go undetected without a professional inspection. The team at Petri Plumbing offers water leak detection services to make sure you’re not wasting money and water.

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If you want to know more about taking care of your plumbing system, our home service professionals are ready to help. Contact us today at (718) 748-1254 to schedule any maintenance or repairs.

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