If someone says, to think of things that have to do with Spring, usually, the focus would be on flowers and newborn animals, but plumbing does not often come to mind.
This may be because flowers are prettier, but also Spring with all its rain is a tough season on pipes and outdoor plumbing.
The same heavy rains that bring beautiful flowers, also cause rust and water collection issues for plumbing. The best way to approach the rains this season is with a plan.
Broken Pipes Does Not a Happy House Make
When heavy rains come through the area, they can cause a lot of damage to your plumbing system. Dense soils weigh heavily on pipes, leading to corrosion, rust, and further breaking.
When the ground is very dense it can also shift houses on their foundations and cause them to put pressure on the pipes underneath. This is called a slab leak because the pipes under the house start to leak from the unexpected new pressure.
These types of leaks are very serious and can lead to costly repairs and damages. When you live in a very high water table area with a wet season as we do, your ground is already naturally dense and these types of issues may be more likely to occur. Therefore, it’s important to be wary and watch for early signs of leaks.
Service your Sewage System and Beat the Overflow
It’s not anyone’s favorite topic, but it’s an important one: Sewage systems. You love them when they work and it stinks when they don’t.
With heavy rains, sewage systems can be backed up and this can cause overflow drainage as well as a very unpleasant smell.
Keeping your sewage system in check is key for avoiding unwanted damages as well as costs. It’s important to get your system serviced before the big rains come each year so you feel prepared.
Plumbing Inspections Save You Money and Hassle
It’s no secret that servicing your plumbing before there’s a major issue could save you from potential big damage.
Planning a checkup right before a rainy season is sure to save you money later down the road by having prepared your home for the incoming weather.
Another great way to stay ahead of the curve is to know the signs to spot when an inspection is needed. Warning signs of a water leak or pipe issue could be a rising water bill, low-pressure water in the shower, or damp spots on your floors or carpets. If you notice any of these issues, call us right away to avoid serious damage and cost in the long run.
This season, make sure you take care of your plumbing system before it comes knocking on your pipes. It’s not something you often think to check up on until the rain is coming down hard, or until the pipes are leaking. Being as proactive as you can be, will help the whole experience to be smoother, and maybe make the flowers smell a little sweeter when it’s all done.