With spring in full swing, it’s important to be aware of common springtime sewer problems so you can stay on top of them. While there are certain issues that can crop up year round, the spring season brings with it some specific scenarios that you’ll want to keep in mind. From April showers to the debris of May flowers, not to mention thawing frozen water in March, your plumbing and sewer system is busy in the spring! Read on to become aware of these common springtime sewer problems and how to prevent or fix them.
1. Clogged Drains and Gutters
Problem: Springtime brings with it growth and new blooms, but that also means foliage and roots may find their way into your sewer pipes and gutters. Roots that grow into your pipes can actually cause cracks, which means your pipe will need to be repaired. Roots, grass, flowers, and other growths in your pipes and gutters block water from flowing freely away from your home or commercial property; such blockages can lead to backups and leaks. That’s why it’s important to have a video inspection of your pipes, and to clean your gutters at the start of the season.
2. Hidden Leaks
Because the cold weather of the winter can cause pipes to expand and contract, some leaks may not be noticeable until the pipes thaw. That means you need to be ultra aware of signs of a sewer pipe leak around your property. These signs can include a sewage smell, slowly draining water, or damp and overly lush areas of your lawn. It’s important to catch these leaks early before they can do any real damage. Early leak detection will also help keep repair costs down.
3. Outdoor Draining Problems
With all the rain that comes in the springtime–especially early spring, you need your drain pipes to properly lead the water away from your home or building’s foundation. If your pipes are not angled properly or if there is a blockage somewhere in your drain pipe, water will build up around your home or commercial building and start to cause problems like mold, erosion, and even compromising the integrity of the building’s foundation. If you notice an abundance of water pooling around your drain pipes during or after a heavy rain, it’s important to get help from a professional.
We Can Help With Common Springtime Sewer Problems
Preventative maintenance is key to these common springtime sewer problems, but sometimes problems with your sewer system still occur. Our expert team will inspect your sewer pipes using top-of-the-line video inspection equipment, and we will recommend any repairs or cleanup that is necessary. If you do experience an issue with your sewer system, it’s important to get help right away before the problem gets worse. With our large fleet of specialized trucks, we’ll get to your location quickly to provide the service you need. Contact All County Sewer and Drain for preventative maintenance or if you have a problem with your sewer system.