Stormy Weather Solutions: Plumbing Tips for Heavy Rain Seasons

You’ve probably heard the phrase, ‘April showers bring May flowers.’ Well, the rainy season is approaching, so now is the time to grab your umbrellas and raincoats.

But before you grab your rain gear, you also need to consider your plumbing system this time of year. Heavy rains can place immense pressure on plumbing infrastructure, leading to leaks, bursts, and costly repairs. C&C Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing & Electric are here with ways to safeguard your plumbing during the rainy season ahead. 

Inspect Gutters and Downspouts

Gutters and downspouts are essential for channeling rainwater away from your home’s foundation. However, they can quickly become clogged with debris, obstructing water flow. Before the rainy season arrives, inspect your gutters and downspouts for any blockages and clear them out. 

Seal Vulnerable Points

Rain, especially in windy conditions, can easily enter your home. Be sure to check for cracks or gaps in your home’s foundation, walls, and around entry points. Use waterproof sealants to fill these gaps and prevent water from creeping in. The last thing you want to deal with is water damage!

Maintain Your Sump Pump

If your home has a sump pump, make sure it is in proper working condition before the rainy season makes its grand appearance. Clean out any debris from the pit and test it by pouring water into it and making sure it discharges water effectively. You may want to also consider installing a battery backup system to keep the pump operational during power outages caused by rainstorms.

Schedule a Plumbing Inspection

There is nothing like having peace of mind as a homeowner, which is why we recommend scheduling a plumbing maintenance appointment. A skilled plumber can assess the condition of your pipes and identify hidden leaks, corrosion, and weaknesses in your plumbing system that may worsen during the rainy season.

Don’t let heavy rains wreak havoc on your home plumbing system. By taking proactive measures, you can safeguard your home and avoid major headaches. At C&C Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing & Electric, we are dedicated to helping Central New Jersey homeowners prepare for the challenges of inclement weather. To schedule your plumbing maintenance appointment or repair appointment, give us a call at 732-860-2660 

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