Adelaide Plumbing: How Heavy Rain Affects Plumbing.
Adelaide is experiencing some much-needed rain at the moment. While the rain is good news for our plants and our farmers it can also bring issues to your home plumbing. Here’s some helpful information on how heavy rain affects plumbing.
Rain naturally softens the earth. This can cause pipes in the ground to shift and/or add extra pressure to the pipes depending on the volume of water. Pipes may crack under pressure causing the soil to get enter in affecting your water supply. Generally street gutters or garden drainage systems.
Make sure your gutters are clear of leaves and branches to ensure they drain properly when it rains. Clogged gutters can cause a lot of structural damage to your home.
Keep on top of sweeping leaves up outside. A build-up of leaves on your curb can clog the street’s drains causing flooding. This problem is solved by simply raking up the leaves outside.
Increase pressure in pipes
Heavy rain puts a lot of pressure on the earth as well as the pipes under it. Heavy rainfall and flooding may result in increased pressure in your pipes causing them to split or burst. Although pipes are pretty durable, this is something to bear in mind.
What to do
- The best way to prepare for heavy rain is to make sure your plumbing is up to date and/or regularly maintained.
- Rake up leaves outside your home and out of your gutter regularly.
- For larger properties, consider a borehole or rainwater tank that catches the water. This is also a wonderful eco-friendly addition to the home!
If you notice any leaks or plumbing issues in your home or commercial building over these rainy days in Adelaide call Adelaide Plumbing business Modern Era Plumbing on 0400 386 991.