Here in Arizona, July brings in monsoon season. The air is heavy, the ground is soft, and the rains tend to come in waves. We’ve seen a lot of rain over the past few weeks, from torrential downpours to flash flooding and stagnant water just sitting in your yard, attracting bugs.
Your Gilbert home plumbing system has seen it’s fair share of pressure over the past week or two, which could mean that you’re plumbing system is in need of a professional plumber…
Heavy rain creates runoff and flooding, which puts more pressure on pipes and drains. When the ground becomes saturated with rain water, it softens enough that shifting soil and rocks can strain or break your buried pipes.
If pipes become crushed or cracked, dirt and debris can enter and clog things up, doing even more damage. Heavy precipitation can also cause flooding in your basement. If your sump pump fails or can’t keep up with the high volume of water, the damage to your home’s basement can be severe.
How do you know if you have a crack in the plumbing pipes? You don’t…until something severe happens.
Underground plumbing can also shift during heavy rains and monsoon season. When the ground is moist and soft, it tends to shift slightly, which can lead to the plumbing pipes shifting as well…or even more pressure being placed upon them..
Let me give you an example. Do you have a drip line in your yard, or perhaps a sprinkler system. What happens to those lines during the summer? They crack from pressure, and you start to notice more water pouring out of the drip line than usual. Your home plumbing system is no different.
If you’re concerned about your Gilbert home plumbing system, don’t hesitate to give us a call!