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Preparing Your Plumbing for Spring Rains

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Preparing Your Plumbing for Spring Rains

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As the spring weather rolls in, Georgia welcomes the rain to get the dogwoods blooming and wash away the pollen. But as the rain grows, so do the risks to your household plumbing.

The Marietta plumbers at Plumbers 4 Real are always here to address any plumbing repairs, sewer issues, and more.

Give us a call anytime, especially during a plumbing emergency. You can also safeguard your home from water damage this season with a few crucial steps, which we’ve outlined below, so keep reading!

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Clean Your Gutters

Your gutters are the first line of defense against rainwater, flooding, and water damage. Over time, your gutters are prone to collecting leaves, debris, chipmunks, and other critters that can keep them from draining properly. Schedule seasonal gutter cleaning to ensure the rainwater flows smoothly away from your home and prevents pooling around your foundation. You can also clean gutters yourself, but use proper precautions when navigating ladders. 

Inspect Your Downspout

Cleaning out your gutters during the spring is also a good time to inspect the downspouts. Check to see if they’re clear of any obstructions and attached properly to your gutter system. Downspouts are simple tools, but they play a vital role in directing water away from your home. They’re also prone to getting clogged by debris and overflowing during heavy rains. After a storm, check on your downspouts to see that they’re clear and ready for more spring rains. 

Get Your Sump Pump Ready

Even historically dry basements and crawl spaces can suddenly grow damp or flood after a particularly heavy rainy season. A sump pump is a wise investment to keep everything dry and avoid mold, mildew, and water damage. Call the team at Plumbers 4 Real to install a new sump pump or repair the one you have. 

You can also test your sump pump every spring by pouring water into its pit to ensure it activates and pumps out water effectively. Double-check that the discharge pipe is clear and flowing away from your home. 

Get Preventative Drain Cleaning

Drain cleaning in Marietta does more than blast through clogs and get everything smelling fresh; it can also be used as a preventative measure. Leaves, dirt, and debris can work into your drains and pipes when the weather warms up, causing stubborn clogs. If you already have a clog, the problem gets even worse. Call the team at Plumbers 4 Real for hydro-jetting or drain cleaning to get your plumbing working effortlessly before the heavy rains wreak havoc on your pipes.

Seal Any Leaks

Spring is an ideal time to inspect your plumbing system and check for any leaks. Check your indoor and outdoor faucets, the pipes under your sinks, and any exposed pipes in your basement or crawl space. If you notice even the smallest leaks. They can rapidly grow during heavy rains, causing water damage and mold in your home. 

Check Your Outdoor Drains

Remember to look at your outdoor drains, not just the ones inside your homes. They should be clear of debris, leaves, grass, and Georgia red clay and be ready to absorb pooling rainwater. Outdoor drains are also susceptible to clogging. If you’re struggling to resolve them yourself with DIY methods like boiling water, vinegar, and baking soda, give our Marietta drain experts a call.

Inspect the Foundation

Stay on top of foundation problems by walking around your home and looking for damage, water stains, or cracks. Small cracks and damage can allow water to make its way into your basement or crawl space and harm your home. Take the time to seal and close cracks with a waterproof sealant. It can prevent water infiltration during heavy rains and protect your home’s structural integrity during a storm.

Consider Installing a Backflow Preventer

Is your home already prone to sewer backups during heavy rains? Talk to the team at Plumbers 4 Real about installing a backflow preventer on your main sewer line or checking the one you already have. It helps prevent sewage from backing up into your home by automatically closing off the sewer line when water is flowing in the wrong direction. Even if you don’t need a backflow preventer, we can do a sewer or plumbing inspection to make sure your home is ready for anything.

Call Plumbers 4 Real for Spring Plumbing Help

Spring brings a stunning display of blooms around the metro Marietta area, but it can also leave your home vulnerable. Take as many preventative measures as possible or give us a call! Our plumbers are ready to resolve clogs, perform drain cleaning or hydrojetting, repair your plumbing, and make recommendations or install new products.

No matter what’s going on with your plumbing in Marietta, we’re here to help. Schedule your appointment today!

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