Many of us are looking forward to the warm months ahead, but did you know that springtime poses certain types of plumbing problems that you might have to watch out for? Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach is a leading plumbing company that serves Conway with a full range of plumbing maintenance and repair solutions. This spring, let our certified plumbers help you deal with any plumbing problem that arises. The following are a few issues that are common occurrences in the spring.
Wintertime is when leaks tend to be quite predominant, but springtime is often when property owners realize that there’s a problem. That’s because the colder weather of winter makes the pipes contract. As the weather warms, the leaks often become larger because the pipe expands. Even in Conway, winters can get cold enough to impact pipes–especially pipes that are exposed to the cold. If you suspect you have a leak, you can count on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach for our prompt service.
Sewer Line Problems
Springtime is notorious for sewer line problems. Spring brings new plant growth. The roots of trees and shrubs must find water and nutrients to support new growth and sewer pipes are the ideal source if they can tap them. As underground pipes age, they can begin to suffer from pinpoint holes and leak seams where pipes connect. These places provide the perfect entrance for tiny roots to enter.
Once roots enter the pipes, they’ll remain there feeding and growing. Springtime growth can cause the roots in pipes to quickly create blockages. The first sign of a sewer line blockage might be slow drains. If you have multiple slow drains, it’s very likely that your sewer line is developing a clog, and you should call our plumbing company to inspect it.
If sewer line clogs are developing, you might also notice gurgling noises in your drains. Gurgling noise is a classic warning of clog development. If you experience water backing up in your home through drains, you can call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach to resolve the problem. Although a sewer line can become clogged by other debris, it’s often tree roots that are the main culprit.
While sewer line clogs are a major cause of backups, these messy situations can also occur as a result of spring storms. Heavy rains or periods of extended rain can overwhelm the local sewer system. Water keeps pouring into the sewer system faster than it can be processed. When this happens, the excess water has nowhere to go but backup drain pipes, which lead back to people’s homes.
Again, this can occur at any time of year, but the excessive rains of spring can elevate the risk of this problem. To guard against water backups, talk to our plumbing company about testing your home’s backflow devices. If your home doesn’t have backflow devices, let our plumbing company handle the installation. These devices can prevent a wastewater backup mess.
Outdoor Drainage Problems
The heavy rains of spring can also be problematic for your outdoor drains. The wind and rains can push mud, leaves, and twigs into your outdoor drains where it will remain until you clean them out. Over time, this debris can build up and block the drain. If you have problems with your outdoor drainage, you may need a landscaping or plumbing company for help. To reduce problems with your outdoor drains, consider installing better drain guards to keep more debris out of the drain system.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can occur for various reasons at any time of year. If it happens in spring, it may be because plant roots have blocked your water main or your water pipe has developed a crack. Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach to troubleshoot this issue. Our plumbers are certified and have all the equipment needed to inspect and repair home plumbing problems.
Finally, clogs are another springtime problem. Why? After the long holiday season and winter, a lot of food debris may have found its way into plumbing systems. As the debris builds up through the winter, you may discover you have a clogged pipe by spring. Our plumbing company has many customers who sign up for annual drain cleaning service for just this reason. Keeping your drains clean is an important plumbing system maintenance task. If you’re already in spring cleaning mode, it makes sense to hire our plumbing company to clean your drains at the same time.
Tackling Plumbing Problems All Year Long
Our plumbing company is ready to tackle these types of plumbing issues this spring–and any others that come up. Of course, we witness many of these problems in other seasons, too, but springtime often means an increase in these common plumbing issues.
Our plumbers are currently gearing up to perform drain cleaning service and other plumbing solutions. We invest in top-quality equipment to better serve our customers. If you have a plumbing emergency or need plumbing maintenance, be sure to rely on our expertise. As a leading area plumbing company, we never price gouge and we always serve our clientele with integrity and honesty.
Contact us if you have a plumbing problem this spring. Be sure to read our other blog posts as they contain more helpful information about how you can better maintain your plumbing system with our help.
We offer a wide range of plumbing services. If you’re thinking about a springtime home improvement project that involves renovating a bathroom or kitchen, be sure to contact us to assist with the plumbing aspects of the job. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach, we look forward to serving you with our outstanding customer service.
See our previous post on this topic here!