Mother Nature is a mysterious and powerful beast at times, and her antics can create a lot of unexpected problems for our pipes and drains. Here are a few ways nature can affect plumbing.
Water pipes can be contaminated through storm damage or earthquakes. Either the debris is carried into your local water plant, or it enters the pipes directly through cracks in the metal. Contaminated water may be discolored, off-smelling, off-tasting, or full of dirt and grit.
If you live in an area with acidic or “soft” water, then it can corrode your pipes. If your pipes begin to corrode, it can lead to contamination or a leak. The good news is that a corroded pipe can be easy to spot due to discoloration or warping.
Tree Root Damage
Tree roots are not only powerful and large — they’re also always searching for a water source, and your pipes count. If the root is aggressive or desperate, it might invade your pipelines and cause severe damage. Unfortunately, because tree roots are underground and strong, this can be a difficult issue to predict or fix.
Ice, Snow, and Snowmelt
Winter weather can be very damaging in a lot of ways, including to our plumbing. Most notably, frozen pipes can burst, creating a massive amount of water damage. Snowmelt can also be a problem; it may be too much for outdoor drainage systems to handle, which can result in a flood.
Count on Us for Help With Your Plumbing
No matter what disaster you’re facing with your plumbing, D. Rohde Heating, Plumbing & AC can help repair the damage before things get worse. From small leaks to major pipe bursts, we’ll find the source of the problem and fix it as soon as possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.