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How To Avoid Calling an Emergency Plumber This Summer

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For most of us, when the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, it’s time to gear up for summer fun! However, when the whole family is home more often, it can mean home repair issues are more likely to happen, and plumbing is no exception.

The professional plumbing team at Buckner’s Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing recommends the following summertime tips to avoid the headache and expense of emergency plumbing issues.

Preventing Overflowing Toilets

With the kids home from school, the bathroom gets a lot more traffic — and the toilet bears the brunt of the increased traffic. Clogs can become all too common, but they can be prevented. Keeping a trash bin near the toilet and educating your family about what should and should not be flushed, can save you from many unwanted plumbing emergencies.

Avoid Sewer Line Backups & Damage

Summer isn’t just about fun in the sun, especially in the Kansas City area, where it also brings heavy storms that can lead to significant plumbing problems. These downpours can overwhelm sewer lines, especially if they’re already partially obstructed by tree roots, which tend to grow more rapidly during these warmer months. Regular checks and clearing these roots can help prevent backflows and other sewer line issues.

Keep Your Water Heater in Top Condition

Summer might not seem like the season to worry about your water heater, but think again. With everyone home — kids off school and seasonal visitors — your water heater works overtime. This can put a strain on the system and lead to breakdowns. Proactively avoid any water heater breakdowns by calling the professional plumbing experts at Buckner’s. We’ll check your system to ensure it’s running efficiently to handle the increased demand.

Prevent Your Basement From Flooding

Outdoor activities often mean more use of garden hoses and outdoor faucets, which can strain your plumbing systems. These fixtures aren’t used much during the colder months, and the sudden uptick in use can reveal hidden leaks and weaknesses in your pipes, which can also lead to basement or home flooding.

Never fear! Buckner’s team of highly trained technicians is here to prevent unpleasant surprises by providing regular inspections for any cracks and leaks before they become major issues. 

Trust Buckner’s To Have Your Home Ready for Summer

Nobody wants their summer fun disrupted by plumbing disasters. That’s why getting a professional inspection of your home’s most critical plumbing systems is essential before the warm season is in full swing. Addressing small plumbing issues before they become major problems will ensure your summer is smooth and stress-free.

Buckner’s offers thorough plumbing inspections, repairs, and maintenance to ensure your systems are prepared for the summer’s demands. With our proven track record of excellence and over 40 years of experience serving the Kansas City, Parkville, and Liberty areas, you’ll see why Buckner’s is better.

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can rest assured your plumbing needs are in good hands.

Call or contact Buckner’s online to schedule a comprehensive inspection and service appointment today.

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