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3 Issues Heavy Rain Can Cause For Your Plumbing

Posted on September 23rd, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Heavy rain comes with some heavy consequences for your plumbing. While many sewers and drainage systems are set up to be able to withstand rainfall, if the precipitation in your area becomes too much for these systems to handle, your plumbing might be in for some trouble. That’s why it’s important to be aware of some of the issues that may occur when a heavy rain storm comes our way:

Increased Pressure 

If the rainfall becomes too much for your system to handle, there will be increased pressure placed on pipes and more. This leads directly to bending and breaking down, causing many flooding issues and more for your home. You’ll want to keep an eye out for puddling and flooding on your property. 

Clogging 

Excess water means flooding and increased mud flow. Mud and sediments can make their way into your pipeline, causing clogging and then flooding. Your basement and lower levels of your home will suffer the most from this issue!

Shifted Pipes

If the weight and pressure is enough, heavy water and mud flow can often shift your underground pipes. When pipes bend and move in ways they aren’t meant to, cracking and breaking can occur. Water usage will cease, and an emergency plumbing call will be needed.

What Can You Do?

The best way to protect your home and your plumbing is by keeping up with regular maintenance checks of your system. This way, you can ensure that your pipes are ready and able to take on heavy amounts of rain and mud due to storms. If you have any existing issues, it’s important you get them fixed before the next rainy day comes around. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331.


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