Here at Steve Mull Plumbing, our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals want to take time to educate our clients on the impact heavy spring rains, that are right around the corner now, can impact your home plumbing. Heavy rain can increase the pressure that is put on your plumbing pipes, can ultimately cause backups and can also cause underground pipes to shift. Our licensed plumbers are on hand to take care of your every plumbing need.
THE HARM CAUSED BY HEAVY RAINS EXPLAINED
- As we all know, water can be quite destructive. Heavy rainfall increases pressure on your plumbing pipes which can ultimately damage them. With heavy rain comes soaked sand and mud each of which can lie on your underground plumbing pipes. Though plumbing systems are designed to be quite durable, there is no way to know in advance the impact that specific elements of weather can have on your home plumbing system.
- It is also a known fact that heavy rains can cause underground pipes to shift since the rain greatly saturates the earth that surrounds your pipes. This, often times, causes the pipes to shift from their initial positions. When you have excessive pressure combined with shifting pipes cracks in your plumbing may occur if they are forced to shift outside of their normal positioning. When cracked pipes are present, you then have yourself a major problem that warrants your reaching out to plumbing professionals to resolve.
- Further harm results from heavy rain causing backups from debris that makes its way into your pipes through cracks that have occurred because of shifting. This debris can cause blockages that can result in water seeping into underground storage areas or even into your home’s basement.
- Finally, tree roots can easily cause damage to pipes by absorbing the nutrients released by the pipes and growing into the pipes causing them to crack. Once tree roots begin to grow within your underground pipes, there is no way to avoid a backup over time.
STEPS YOU CAN TAKE
The best course of action for avoiding costly plumbing problems would be to ensure that your home plumbing system is working effectively and is up to date. If you have existing plumbing issues that require repair, be sure to reach out to our dedicated team and have those issues resolved to avoid more serious problems. In addition, we recommend before the heavy rainy season begins, that you have your plumbing system inspected and evaluated so as to ensure that all is working properly.
We also recommend having your gutters checked and cleaned out since aggressive rainfall can carry with it all types of debris and potentially create a dam that can ultimately wreak havoc on your drainage system.
Finally, should you have any plumbing questions or require service and/or repair to your home plumbing system, we are the team for you. Our licensed plumbers stand ready to meet your individual needs and help you ensure that your plumbing is working properly even after the
heaviest of spring rainfalls. For more information about our top-of-the-line plumbing products, services and team of professionals, reach out to one of our staff today.
WE ARE ALWAYS HERE TO HELP
The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing is steadfast in our commitment to provide our valued clients with only the highest quality plumbing services and repairs this side of Tennessee. We take pride in our dedicated team of professionals, our affordable prices and our very accommodating timelines as well. The rainy spring season is right around the corner now, so don’t delay in having your home plumbing system inspected and evaluated today.