How Heavy Rain Can Affect Your Plumbing

heavy rainWith winter coming to an end, spring is right around the corner, which means heavy rain fall. Not only does the rain keep you cooped up indoors, but it can also cause both minor and serious plumbing problems. Learning about the effects of heavy rain, you’ll know what to keep an eye on to eliminate the need for expensive repairs.

Blockage

During heavy rain, debris collects in your gutters and will make its way into your drain pipes, causing them to become blocked. To avoid blocked pipes, periodically clean your gutters to remove additional debris and keep trees close to your home cut short. In the case of free-related blockages, we have state-of-the-art equipment able to clear the drain system whether the clogged is a result of sludge, tree roots, mud, debris and sewage. We have video camera inspection equipment to ensure the drains are free of clogs and to inspect the sewer line.

Flooding

Flooding can cause detrimental damage to a home that can be very expensive to repair, but by taking a few preventative steps, flooding can be avoided.

Flooding is caused by insufficient drainage around your home so if you live in an area that is prone to flooding, be sure to:

  • Install a sump pump to help remove water from your foundation
  • Remove debris from your gutters to reduce overflow
  • Ensure your downspouts gave adequate water flow and are distant from your home

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