When the crisp autumn weather rolls in and the heat of the summer dissipates, the temperature change can create its own issues. Here are some plumbing problems you may encounter as the weather cools.
1. Gutter Blockage
When a lot of organic material accumulates in a gutter during cooler weather as the leaves start to fall, it can cause water to overflow and damage your home. Blockages like twigs and leaves can result in water overflow, water damage to your walls and ceilings, corrosion, mold growth, and pest infestations. These blockages must be treated immediately, or they might cause water damage.
It is essential to inspect your pipes for cracking during winter when they are likely to contract or fill with frozen water. As the weather drops, fluctuating pipes may lead to new leaks, or ones that have been there for a while may get more prominent. Water damage, water contamination in the household, higher utility bills, and costly repairs can result if these problems are not addressed.
3. Invasive Roots
It’s getting cooler and the leaves are beginning to change, and your sewer system may be invaded by tree roots. These obstructions may contribute to water pressure issues and slow drainage.
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