As temperatures gradually go back up and make way for various springtime activities, more and more property owners are also setting out to catch up with maintenance measures. Coincidentally, spring is also among the busiest times of the year for us here at Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter. Here are some of the most common plumbing issues our plumbing company typically deals with during this time of year.
During winter, the cold weather puts extra stress on your pipes. This often leads to cracks developing. As temperatures begin to rise in the spring, these cracks will expand. Not only can leaks cause costly water damage, but they can also cause your utility bills to rise. To be on the safe side, it’s a good idea to have your pipes inspected by a plumber in Tacoma, WA.
Sump Pump Failure
Your sump pump or its discharge line may have frozen over during the previous season. Your sump pump might run into problems as spring thaws the components of the unit. Sump pump issues are best dealt with even before they happen to avoid running into emergency plumbing situations.
Damage to Underground Pipes
Underground pipes are more prone to being damaged during the springtime. This is especially true for sewer lines. While the winter causes tree roots to remain dormant, spring’s warm weather prompts them to start growing again. Some roots can grow big enough to crush underground sewer lines. Luckily, our plumbing services can fix the problem before it gets out of hand.
When hosting holiday parties over the winter, clogged drains are more likely to occur. Now is the perfect time to have your drains professionally cleaned. If you fail to remove built-up gunk, you’ll soon be needing other plumbing repairs.
If you need emergency plumbing or maintenance, contact Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter.