Your home’s drainage system is meant to keep water away, but it can become overwhelmed when it rains too much or for too long. As the seasons change from dry summers to wetter autumns, you may need more time to prepare for the problems that can arise. To ensure your drainage and sewer system is always working correctly, rely on the experts at Alpha Plumbing to provide year-round maintenance. Here are our top tips for preventing fall-related plumbing issues.
Downspout Drainage Issues
Your home’s gutters are designed to protect its structure from rainwater or melted snow by directing excess water into downspouts. These downspouts ensure water is directed away from your home to prevent damage. Depending on how your downspouts were installed, the recipient of the drainage from them could be underground systems, storm drains, or concrete surfaces.
It’s essential to note that downspouts that drain above-ground onto concrete can cause problems if they direct stormwater into sewer lines. This problem is common in older homes, leading to sewer line overflows and higher utility costs. If you suspect that your downspout is draining into the sewer line, contact Alpha Plumbing’s staff, and they’ll help you solve the issue.
Main Lines Become Clogged
Fall leaves and heavier rainfall can cause blockages in gutters, downspouts, and main lines during the fall season. To prevent this, it’s crucial to regularly clear out gutters, maintain downspouts, and seek advice from a plumber if the main line is clogged. If you notice overflowing water during rainfall, address the problem immediately. It could be a clogged main line if clearing gutters and downspouts don’t correct the issue. Moreover, if there are water stains around your underground drain, it’s likely a clogged main line.
In case of a clogged main line, contact a professional plumber as soon as possible. Since drain lines are underground, seeking professional advice to resolve the problem is essential.
Neglecting Preventative Maintenance Between Seasons
To avoid weather-related issues, practicing preventative maintenance on your drainage system is best. This involves both personal maintenance and professional inspections of sewer lines. If you’re worried about your drainage system or anticipate any issues, contact our team for a review of your drains and sewer system. We can help you avoid clogs during the autumn season.
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and own and operate our backhoes for excavating jobs.
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