Three Springtime Plumbing Problems

With spring upon us, you may be taking care of various chores and projects around the house. During the spring and into the warm summer months, taking measures to prevent common plumbing problems can protect the plumbing system in your Buffalo home. Here are three springtime plumbing problems our plumbing experts frequently encounter with our customers:

Gutter blockages

As plants grow in the spring, gutters can easily become clogged with twigs, leaves, and other debris. Clogged gutters are a common cause of water overflow and leakage in a home, potentially resulting in water damage in your walls and ceiling. If gutters are left untreated for an extended period of time, mold formation and pest infestation can occur.

Backed-up pipes

Heavy rainfall can put a lot of pressure on your pipes, especially if your pipes are older or in a weakened state. As a result, this can lead to slow draining sinks and toilets, and even flooding from sewer water in your yard. Additionally, with many plants growing in the spring, tree roots can grow through drain line cracks and cause blockages in your plumbing system.

Sump pump failure

April showers bring May flowers, which means your sump pump is working overtime in the spring to accommodate lots of rainfall! Sump pump failure tends to be very common during the spring months, as these units run more frequently with increased rainfall. To prevent your basement from potentially being flooded, it’s important to have your sump pump checked to make sure it’s working properly.

For all your spring plumbing needs, please get in touch with the plumbing experts at The Plumber, Heating and Cooling in Buffalo, NY, and learn how our certified technicians can help. Call us today at (716) 883-7473 to learn more and schedule your appointment at your convenience!

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