Spring in New York is a truly special time of year. Many people flock to the area to see the blooming trees and enjoy the warm weather that New York spring has to offer. Though there are many wonderful parts about this time of year, the spring thaw often brings about issues for homeowners. Increased levels of moisture in the ground from rain and melting snow can create issues for your plumbing.
What Could Be Damaging Your Main Sewer Line
Your home’s main line especially needs to work properly, and the thawing ground could reveal significant problems that need to be addressed. Here are some major issues that could wreak havoc on your main sewer line.
- Years of debris, toilet paper, hair, and other materials can easily get stuck in your mainline and cause a backup. Generally, if this has happened, you’ll hear gurgling noises in your home’s drains, slow draining sinks, or issues with water quality. However, in the early stages, these problems may slip by unnoticed.
- Cracks occur in your home’s mainline for a variety of reasons. Water pressure can certainly cause damage over time, while a single dramatic incident such as a hurricane or heavy construction can certainly damage it as well.
- Tree Roots. It really is just a fact of nature that tree roots grow wherever they please. Oftentimes, these roots are able to break into the pipe and continue to grow within the mainline. These cause both clogs and cracks. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize this is happening until too late.
Get Plumbing Help From the Pros
As we head into spring, the best thing you can do for your home’s plumbing system is to commit to regular maintenance. Having an inspection before the ground thaws ensures that you are prepared for the wet season and that you catch and repair issues before they become an emergency. D. Rohde Heating and Plumbing offers the best plumbing services in the Poughkeepsie area. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.