While we’re all familiar with our pipes being prone to freezing in winter, all kinds of weather events can affect your home’s plumbing. Whether hot, cold, rainy or snowy, it all plays a part in how well your home’s pipe system runs. So, how, specifically, does the weather affect your plumbing? We’ll give you all the details.
Rain can bring much-needed rejuvenation to plants and animals alike, but it can also cause damage to your pipes. If it rains too much, the unstable ground can shift around your pipes, causing them to crack. During hurricane season and strong summer storms, pay extra attention to your plumbing system and take note of any changes that occur.
Heat causes objects to expand, and this is also true of your pipes. During exceptionally hot days, your pipes can expand due to heat being trapped within them, and this can lead to your pipes bursting. Additionally, the weather conditions affect the ground, which in turn affects your pipe system. As the soil expands or becomes dry and brittle, your pipes can shift or contract, which can lead to multiple issues. Leaks can spur at a moment’s notice and, unfortunately, leaks are not always easily detectable. Be on the lookout this summer for changes in water pressure or unsuspecting damp areas.
Additionally, the summer months bring ample opportunities to host get-togethers, cookouts and celebrations, which can mean more people are coming to your home. Should you find yourself hosting multiple guests, remind them to not use an excessive amount of toilet paper and to not flush any items that are deemed unsafe for toilet disposal. This is the prime time for clogs to occur, and you don’t want to be stuck with a clog right in the middle of your party.
While it rarely snows in our local area, occasionally it does happen, and every few years we get a cold winter day. Your pipes can freeze and even burst due to the cold winter weather. Be sure to make yourself aware of freeze warnings and prepare your plumbing system accordingly. Drip your faucets, provide insulation for your outside water pipes and be on the lookout for any leaks from your water heater.
From excessive rain to humid summer days to the cold of winter - all of these weather conditions affect your home’s plumbing system. Be sure to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of your pipes and monitor your town’s weather reports so you can be the best-prepared version of yourself that you can be. The best way to protect your pipes against the weather is to take preventative measures.
Should you find yourself with a plumbing problem due to the weather conditions or otherwise, give your expert plumbing professionals at ASAP Plumbing a call. We’ve seen it all, and we know how to fix it all. Call us at (228)-864-ASAP or visit us online at plumbinggulfportms.com and we will be more than happy to help solve your plumbing problems.
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