Extreme weather can affect your plumbing system. The YouTube video, How The Summer Heat Affects Your Plumbing System, tackles this subject. Viewers learn a lot of tips to prevent damage to their plumbing systems in extreme heat.
It is important that your plumbing system is working properly. Most people are aware that freezing weather can damage pipes. However, there are plumbing challenges that people living in warmer regions face as well. Extreme heat can cause metal pipes to expand, which can lead to several plumbing issues. This includes:
During hot weather, water pipes expand. If the water pipes are old, the damage could result in leaks. Be keen on water usage during hot seasons. Spikes in water usage are a great indicator of leaks.
Tree roots grow deeper into the soil during hot weather to absorb more nutrients and moisture. However, they can easily obstruct water pipes. Pay attention to the speed with which the water drains.
Backed-Up Sewer Pipes
Plant matter and soil can also fill up water pipes which can cause total blockages. In such a case, contact a plumber as soon as you can.
Keep an eye out for these signs during extreme weather to avoid severe damage. If you notice any of these signs, contact a local plumber right away.