5 REASONS YOUR DRAINS COULD BE BLOCKED UP AFTER THE HEAVY RAIN

While the rain we’ve been enjoying across the Western Cape has been a welcome site, it can wreak havoc on your plumbing. If your home or business isn’t properly equipped to handle the sudden influx of steady water, it can affect your septic and sewerage systems.

We’ve had quite a few callouts to local residences and commercial properties with minor to serious plumbing issues caused by the stress of the rain on their drainage system.

HERE ARE THE FIVE MOST COMMON PLUMBING PROBLEMS TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR IN YOUR HOME.

1. Cracked pipes caused by rainfall.

If you notice your water is discolored or has debris in it, that could be a sign that you have a broken underground pipe on your property.

2. Debris could be clogging up your gutters

It’s important to regularly clean out your gutters either yourself or by hiring the services of Clear Away Plumbing to prevent clogging.

3. Issues with your outdoor drainage.

Your plumbing setup should sufficiently channel rainwater from areas like the driveway, walkways, or verandas. If you suspect that there is an issue with your drainage system, it’s important to speak to a qualified plumber before it affects your property on a more serious level.

4. Debris caught in your drains and pipes causing backup.

Nature, as wonderful as it is, can get caught up in the stormy and rainy weather. Sticks, dirt, rocks and leaves can get caught in your pipes and cause a blockage, which is particularly hard to detect if its in your underground pipes. A clear sign of a plumbing clog is if water is pooling in your kitchen sink, bathtub or around other drains in your house.

5. Sewer backup caused by heavy rain buildup.

Just like your drains at home can become blocked by debris disrupted by the increase of water, heavy rain can also affect your sewer line. The sewer lines in Cape Town carry wastewater from your home to the municipal sewer line. If the line becomes blocked by debris, it can cause dirty water to accumulate in drains.

Whether you notice the signs of a cracked pipe, sewerage backup, flooding caused by poor drainage or a clogged drain, our team of qualified and experienced plumbers can help!

Our friendly, reliable and affordable plumbing service can help after or before heavy rainfall, provide regular maintenance of your drains and gutters, and repair any issues that do occur.

We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and every day of the year for your plumbing emergencies.

Save our number in your phone for those ‘just in case’ moments – 063 142 2336

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