Each season brings its own set of troubles to the sewer system. In the springtime, sewer backups are most common because of the thawing snow and seasonal rain. The ground is usually too frozen to soak up the water from the rainy season and thawing snow, allowing the water to leak into the walls and basement. Luckily, you can rely on a professional plumber like us at Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter. We are glad to assist you with the aftermath of sewer backups. Here are a few more ways spring can lead to sewer backups:
- Clogged Drains
The main sewer lines can become extremely clogged during the winter. Ice, snow, and debris can put pressure on the pipes, creating large clogs that prevent any water from getting through. This issue can be carried over to the following season and can have an impact on the toilet and sink drains in the home. If this is an issue in your household, schedule professional sewer repair in Bellevue, WA right away.
- Damaged Sewer Lines
If your plumbing system wasn’t properly maintained during the winter, you could end up with a damaged sewer line once spring rolls around. The earth is making a transition that involves the movement of lots of debris, ice, and snow. Anything that wasn’t solved with sewer repair services in the winter will still be there and may even worsen during the spring.
- Rain Flooding
The heavy rainstorms in spring can cause significant damage to the outside and inside of the home. This is usually the most common cause of a sewage backup. Once it gets out of control, rainwater and wastewater will back up and create possibilities for water damage, mold growth, and much more. You may need to have a professional to replace sewer line and inspect the sump pump to avoid this issue in the spring.
You could also consider calling a professional for sewer pipe line repair before the spring to ensure your plumbing system is prepared to take on the season’s issues.
Contact Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter if you find yourself in need of sewer line replacement or our other services.