How can heavy rain affect plumbing?

How can heavy rain affect plumbing?

Wellington’s heavy rain can cause a lot of damage to the plumbing and drainage system. Weather in the Wellington region is sometimes hard to handle. Because of heavy rainfall, people usually face problems with burst pipes or blocked drains. There are more problems which can be caused by heavy rain.

To help your home have better or healthy plumbing, it is important to keep a check on your plumbing system. Southern Plumbing offers a wide range of plumbing services, including plumbing inspection services across Wellington.

There are so many plumbing problems that heavy rain can cause in Wellington. Some of them are as follows:

Pipe burst

A pipe burst can be a result of heavy rainfall. Due to ground shifting, pipes located under the ground can be ruptured. Sometimes even rocks can move under the ground as the soil softens because of the rain. And these rocks can break pipes as well.

How can heavy rain affect plumbing?

Clogged drains and pipes

After heavy rain, pipes and drains get blocked. It is a very common problem in heavy rainfall. Most pipes and drains can’t handle the heavy rain and pressure of the rain. If the gutters and downpipes have not been cleaned, then they will be blocked by the rain and the debris brought forward by it.

Flooding due to blocked drains

After heavy rainfall, you should always check your drains. If the drains are overflowing, then there is a chance of a burst pipe. This can also cause blockage in the pipes. This outdoor flooding can become a major problem if delayed for inspection.

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Increased pressure on the pipes

When it rains, the soil becomes soft. Rocks and roots can move around easily in the soft soil. This movement of soil and rocks can cause pressure on underground pipes.

It is recommended to get your plumbing checked by a Master Plumber after heavy rain. Wellington’s rain and wind can do a lot of damage than you may think of. It is better to take action sooner than later. Call Southern Plumbing for all your plumbing and inspection requirements in Wellington.