A sudden, heavy rain can cause problems for your plumbing, especially if it’s been dry for a long time. These are some common plumbing problems that happen when there’s too much rain.
Lack of Outdoor Drainage Leads to Flooding
Heavy rain can cause water to collect in your yard. Since the water doesn’t have anywhere to drain, it can cause serious problems such as a flooded basement or cracked foundation. To solve this problem, you should have a plumbing company install drains in problem areas.
Debris Clogging the Sewage System
Heavy rain can cause debris to enter your plumbing. Dirt, leaves, sticks, and other debris can block your sewer system. The sewer system carries wastewater to a municipal sewer line. If it clogs, then sewage can back up into your home. To prevent this from happening, have a plumbing company perform preventative sewer drain maintenance.
Drain Doctor Plumbing & Rooter in Covina, CA, can help you before or after a sewage system blockage. We’ve been helping families in the area for more than 20 years.
Cracked and Burst Pipes
When there’s heavy rain, it can cause pressure to build in your plumbing system. If you notice the water from a faucet is colored, it’s likely a pipe has cracked or broken. The fresh water that flows into your home is getting contaminated by dirt and other debris.
Tree Root Damage
Trees love heavy rains, as their roots grow best in moist conditions. Tree roots can penetrate underground pipes and sewage lines. Once a tree root is inside your plumbing, it will eventually grow enough to create a blockage. Once the sewage line is blocked, raw sewage will flood into your home.
The team at Drain Doctor Plumbing & Rooter can help you with all your plumbing needs. Our services include drain cleaning, fixtures, pipe repair, gas line repiping, sewers, and pipe descaling. We can also help you with conventional and tankless water heaters. Call us today to find out how we can help you.