It’s that time of the year when residents of Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Tampa and the surrounding counties carry their trusty umbrellas wherever they go. Rainy season is here, folks, and there’s no better time than the present to begin plumbing preparations.
Heavy rainfall can cause a variety of problems to your plumbing system if you don’t take the necessary precautions beforehand. Take a look at a few of these common plumbing problems that we’ve seen during the rainy season.
Luckily, the local plumbing repair experts at Joe Cool are here to make sure you won’t have to suffer through any of these troubles. Just follow our quick guide below to make sure your plumbing is in tip-top shape!
Schedule a Professional Drain and Sewer Cleaning
A clogged sewer line has never done anyone any favors, but it can be even more dangerous during a storm. Heavy rainfall can cause all sorts of debris to build up in outdoor drains. This debris may eventually find its way into the underlying pipes and clog your sewer line. As a result, you may experience sewage backups at home. Worse yet, a nasty clog could even crack or damage the pipes.
Contact Joe Cool Home Services at your earliest convenience and schedule a plumbing expert for a sewer and drain cleaning appointment. Using our state-of-the-art drain cleaning equipment, we’ll make sure your drain and sewer lines are ready to handle even the worst of downpours.
Clean Your Gutters
This probably isn’t a priority on your plumbing maintenance checklist, but trust us when we tell you that neglected gutters can cause unbelievable plumbing problems. Gutters act as a pathway for rainwater, guiding it off the roof and away from your home. However, obstructions such as leaves and other debris will trap water in place until it overflows on your home’s siding. Over time, this can cause some serious water damage to your ceiling and walls.
Avoid the expensive water damage cleanup and restoration bill by spending 30-60 minutes cleaning your gutters this weekend.
Familiarize Yourself with the Main Water Valve
Last but not least, don’t forget to familiarize yourself with your main water valve. Knowing how your main water valve works and where it is located will help you avoid serious emergencies not just during the rainy season, but year-round. If you’re having trouble finding your main water valve, don’t hesitate to call us for help.
There you have it! With this handy guide, you can make sure you’re protected this fall.
For more tips and tricks, or to schedule a local plumbing service in Pinellas County and Tampa or the surrounding areas, contact us today.