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Avoiding Fall Plumbing Problems

If you want to make sure your home in Sacramento, CA is ready for the colder months of the year, consider a plumbing checkup. Preventative maintenance for your plumbing system is the best way to prepare for the next season. Typical households use plumbing more often during the colder months, so fall is a wonderful time to make sure everything is in decent shape.

Typical Fall Plumbing Problems:

  • The most common sewer problem in the colder months in California is sewer backup. The sewer in the main sewer line for your home can back up into your home. If there is a storm, the sewer can also backup from the city line into your main sewer line, then into your home. A backup causes major problems for your home. You won’t be able to use the areas that the sewage touches until a plumber fixes the problem. All need special cleaning to make sure you don’t have germs, diseases, or mold growth because of the overflow. If the backup is severe, you may have damage that causes you to replace flooring and walls.
  • Another problem with plumbing during the fall months in California is a ruptured sewer pipe. When the ground starts to soften with more rain, the ground may shift and cause pipes to break. If you notice that you have higher water bills or what looks like small sinkholes in your yard after prolonged rain, you may have a broken pipe.
  • Clogs in the main sewer line are also a frequent problem in the fall. If you have a major clog, then this can make your home a mess. A total clog will cause your drains to stop moving water through, and you will have to have a plumber fix the problem right away. If you smell sewage in your home, getting the clog fixed as soon as possible may help prevent a backup and more damage.

Rain can make all these problems happen during the fall and winter months in Sacramento. If you want to avoid as many plumbing problems as possible this year, call Mr. Rooter to have your sewer line inspected and drains cleaned!