plumbingPlumbing problems can be caused by heavy rain. It is important to check your plumbing during storms and regularly to ensure there are no problems. Heavy rain can cause a number of problems for your home’s plumbing system.

Broken Pipes

Pipes can break when it rains because the ground can move. Lines can burst because the soil and rocks can shift due to the saturation of the ground. Dirt in the water can be a sign and discolored or bad-tasting water. Dirt or debris may be present in your water.

Sewage Backing up

After heavy rains or flooding, sewage can back up from the city limits into your home. Rain can push debris and leaves from your gutters and into drains, causing them to become overloaded. Check your drains outside before a storm to ensure they are not already clogged. Keep gutters and curbsides clean to prevent debris from collecting in these areas.

plumbingClogged Pipes

Heavy rains may cause your pipes to clog completely. Clogging occurs when debris is pushed into the pipes, preventing water flow. Debris can cause sewage back-up but also damage your home. If the pressure is too high and you don’t clean your line as soon as possible, it can lead to a ruptured pipe.

You should call a plumbing contractor in Myrtle Beach immediately if you notice water not flowing properly down your drains after heavy rain.

Contact Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC immediately if you are experiencing plumbing problems due to a storm.

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Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC
4201 Carolina Exchange Drive Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 267-9733

Serving all of Horry County including Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Murrells Inlet/Garden City, Surfside Beach, Carolina Forest/Forestbrook, Conway/Aynor