Common Spring Plumbing Problems

Spring is here, and the weather is warming up! While you might be happy to make it out of the cold winter, the temperature change of spring brings its own set of problems. Check out these plumbing issues that you may run into as the weather heats up.

Plumbing Problems

  1. Gutter Blockage

Spring is a time of rebirth and growth for plants, which can often cause twigs, leaves, and other various organic debris to get stuck in your gutter. These blockages can cause the water to overflow and pour out onto your home. If not dealt with in a timely manner, this can lead to water damage in your walls and ceiling as well as encourage corrosion, mold development, and pest infestations.

  1. Leaks

During the winter months, your pipes may contract or fill with frozen water, which can cause cracks in your plumbing that you may overlook at first. When the weather heats up in spring, these pipes will expand, exposing new leaks and potentially causing the old ones to grow bigger. This can cause water damage, contaminate household water, increase utility bills, and lead to costly repairs if left untreated.

If you’re worried that you may have leaks, it’s best to call in a team of professionals to make sure there are no breakages in your plumbing. Mr. Rooter of Southeast Wisconsin offers a leak detection service that will detect any hidden cracks in your sewer lines, water pipelines, and drains.

  1. Invasive Roots

With the weather heating up, plants are coming back to life and searching for nutrients. The water in your sewer system serves as the perfect target for invasive tree roots. These obstructions may contribute to water pressure problems and slow drainage.

For all Your Plumbing Needs

The experienced team at Mr. Rooter of Southeast Wisconsin can handle all the plumbing problems you may run into this spring! Call to schedule your appointment today!