Plumbing Issues, Don’t let April Showers Spoil Your Day!
We know the old saying, “April showers may bring May flowers,” but they can also have a less-than-welcomed effect on our plumbing. Water leaks caused by April rain can cause costly damage to our homes, so taking the proper precautions is essential.
Rain can cause major plumbing issues in your home, especially when it comes to water leaks. Heavy rain combined with aging pipes, blocked drains, or a poorly designed system can create excess pressure on your home’s plumbing system. This can lead to water leakage from pipes, fittings, and valves.
If left unchecked, this plumbing issue can cause considerable damage to walls, ceilings, and other parts of the home. That’s why it’s essential to identify potential issues before they become serious problems and contact a professional plumber when you suspect there might be a leak in your plumbing system.
One of the most common culprits of such leaky plumbing is overflowing gutters and downspouts. When the drains become clogged with debris, water can’t flow properly and will build up in your roofing system instead. That excess water can seep into your walls or other home areas, leading to potentially costly damages.
Another possibility is that April showers overload our plumbing systems and cause them to burst or leak. This can happen due to age (older pipes have a higher risk of bursting) or increased water pressure.
To avoid these plumbing woes, it’s essential to take some preventative measures during April showers:
- Clear your gutters and downspouts regularly to ensure proper water flow away from your house.
- Ensure you have the correct grade pipes; copper and other metals are recommended over plastic, as they are less likely to burst or leak due to pressure.
- Install a backflow valve that can prevent water from entering your home if there should be an overflow of water in the system.
By taking the proper preventative measures and being aware of the risks, you can avoid a rainy-day disaster in your home.
Happy April, Showers!