Although homeowners in Tennessee don’t really have to spend a whole lot of time worrying about frozen or bursting pipes, the winters in the state can still present with some challenging plumbing issues. During excessively rainy months the high amounts of rain can surely lead to a variety of issues with your pipes, as well as your drains and sewers. The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing wanted to take this time to familiarize our valued clients with some of those problems you may want to be on the lookout for this winter.
RAIN RELATED PLUMBING PROBLEMS
The pipes within your plumbing system, after a heavy rainfall, can be quite vulnerable to breakage and leaks, and specifically when rainstorms follow a long-term drought. When large amounts of rain fall it can cause the ground surface to shift and ultimately add to the pressure on your plumbing pipes. If your home has older pipes they are already susceptible to breakage, simply because of their age and common corrosion. When you add the excessive rain amounts on top of that, you can certainly find yourself faced with a number of challenging plumbing issues. Under this scenario, you are apt to see discolored water and other debris coming out of your faucet should a busted pipe occur.
Another common issue is that of clogged storm drains. When there is a heavy rainfall, typically debris makes its way into the storm drains outside of your business or home. In addition, the downpipes on your structure can also become heavily clogged with debris causing blockages in your plumbing pipes. When these blockages occur, leaks occur on the inside of your home and the risk of water damage is instantly increased. If you think you may have a blockage in your plumbing pipes, be sure to reach out to the pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing right away and allow our expert team to identify the problem and provide you with effective solutions.
Yet another common plumbing issue is that of backdrafting. Backdrafting occurs from negative air pressure that results from gasses in your drain system that are drawn into your home and cause the drain systems to fill up with rain water. When these gasses are present, you will notice unpleasant odors in your home or business, some of which can be very dangerous. In order to minimize this risk, it is important to clear away any debris from both ventilation and exhaust systems and should not delay in contacting our team of experts should there be gas odors present in your home. Our team will ensure that these systems have been installed properly and will get to the root source of your problem.
Finally, flooding inside your home or business can easily occur whenever there is a burst pipe or pipes or when the sewer system becomes backed up due to heavy rainfall. When flooding occurs in your home it can result in the formation of mold spores and other types of water damage as well. With that said, it is imperative you reach out to our plumbing professionals to provide you with quick and effective solutions to your plumbing issues that have resulted in your home’s flooding.
THE PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON
If you fall victim to plumbing issues as a result of heavy rainfall or storms, and are in need of high-quality plumbing services, then surely you have come to the right place. Here at Steve Mull Plumbing our team of professionals are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of all our clients and take pride in providing affordable, top of the line plumbing services in timelines accommodating to your needs. For more information about rain storm problems or if you are in need of plumbing services or repairs of any type, be sure to contact our team of experts today. Our team of qualified professionals is on hand to serve you 24 hours a day with emergency plumbing repairs as well.