Rain and Plumbing Problems

Plumbing Problems to Watch Out for After It Rains

It’s no secret that the greater Dallas metropolitan area has experienced an unusual amount of rain this winter. Yet during any rainy season, it’s important to take care of your plumbing. Extra rain presents a unique set of challenges for your plumbing system, and requires you to stay on top of your equipment’s needs. Keep reading to learn the main plumbing problems to watch out for after it rains, and make sure to call Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling & Heating for all the services you need.

TheTop 3 Plumbing Problems to Watch Out for After It Rains:

  1. Drain Clogs: When dirt and debris pile up inside your pipes during heavy rains, they can block your drains, creating nasty clogs. Many homeowners have had this happen during downpours, as drainage systems often get overwhelmed by the combination of water and refuse that accumulate during heavy rain. Watch out for sewage smells, slow drains, and back-ups, as these are all signs you may be dealing with an obstruction. And if you do think you’re dealing with a clog, make sure to call our professional plumbers for drain cleaning ASAP.
  2. Damaged Pipes: When it rains after a long drought or dry period, your pipes are more likely to crack. This will subsequently cause more problems when it rains again, and your pipes start to break under the pressure. While your pipes are more likely to be damaged by the rain if they are old, you should still watch out for the signs of burst and broken pipes no matter what age your plumbing system is. Look for nasty brown-colored water and dirt coming out of your faucets. You should also monitor low water pressure, as this is another sign your pipes are damaged and may need repair or replacement.
  3. Flooding: Flooding is the Holy Grail of water damage, and can ruin your crawl space or basement, and erode your foundation or wooden flooring. Consider installing a sump pump to prevent flooding on your property, and make sure to call our experienced plumbers to take care of water leaks before they spiral out of control.

For more information on how to protect your plumbing system from heavy rain, dial (972) 362-9797, or contact us anytime online. And remember, we are available 24/7 for emergencies.