Preventing Autumn-Related Plumbing Issues
October 7, 2021
Drainage systems are designed to redirect water away from your home, but too much rain and extended periods of wet weather can put a strain on this system. Transitioning from drier summer months to a colder and wetter Autumn can lead to problems arising that you may not be prepared for. Keep your drainage & sewer system maintained year-round with help from Best Plumbing!
Gutters around your home are there to protect the structure from rainwater or snowmelt by directing excess water into downspouts. Downspouts will then direct water away from your home to prevent damage. Where water is directed can depend on how your downspouts were installed. Underground systems, storm drains, and concrete surfaces can be the recipient of drainage from downspouts.
Downspouts that drain above-ground onto concrete can end up directing stormwater into sewer lines, which causes problems including sewer line overflows and higher utility costs. This is more common in older homes. If you suspect that your downspout is draining into the sewer line, we recommend contacting a plumber to look at the problem and help you solve it.
Fallen leaves and heavier rain during the fall season can result in clogged gutters, downspouts, and main lines. It’s important to regularly clear out your gutters during the fall season, maintain any downspouts around your home, and consult a plumber if you have a clogged main line. During rain, if you notice water overflowing around your downspout connection or overflowing gutters, you should address the problem immediately. If clearing your gutters and downspout doesn’t fix overflowing water, you may be dealing with a clogged main line. Additionally, if you see water stains around your underground drain, you could be looking at a clogged main line.
If you are dealing with a clogged main line, reach out to a professional plumber. These drain lines are underground, which makes it important to consult with a plumber to solve the problem.
Stop weather-related problems before they start with preventative maintenance of your drainage system. This can include at-home maintenance as well as professional inspection of sewer lines. If you are concerned about your drainage system or suspect potential problems, scheduling time for our team to inspect your drains and sewer system will help you avoid clogs during Autumn. Best Plumbing is available for both emergencies and scheduled maintenance, whenever you need. Contact us online or call today!