Outside Plumbing Problems
Indoor plumbing issues get most of the attention and care with regards to plumbing repairs and maintenance, and rightly so. Indoor plumbing problems can wreak havoc to your house, compromising the safety of the occupants while necessitating expensive repairs. For instance, a leak in the indoor plumb lines can easily lead to flooding, causing all sorts of problems including mold and mildew growth, foundation damage, personal property damage, and much more.
That said, it is important to note that outdoor plumbing issues can equally compromise your safety, result in property damage, and necessitate expensive repairs. It is not unheard of for an outdoor faucet leak to cause indoor flooding, damaging property in the basement as well as compromising the structural integrity of the foundation.
Outdoor Faucet Leaks
It is standard practice for home builders and homeowners to add outdoor faucets to their homes. Not only is the outdoor faucet helpful in supplying water outdoors but it also comes in handy in handling outdoor fire hazards.
That said, it is important to be cognizant of potential problems that come with adding outdoor faucet. Given the environmental exposure to the elements that outdoor faucet face, you can rest assured that the hardware will break down at point and cause a water leak. In most cases, the breakdown of water leaks starts off as just drops. However, over time, the leaks get worse, resulting in water wastage, high water bills, soggy yards, and foundation damage.
As a homeowner, you need to keep an eye on all outdoor faucets. Should you notice a leaking faucet, you need to change the faucet promptly to avoid additional problems from occurring.
Sprinklers, Irrigation, Hose Bibs Problems
Just like outdoor water faucets, sprinklers, irrigation systems, and hose bibs are susceptible to damage. Aside from the wear and tear resulting from normal use, all these outdoor water fixtures are at the mercy of the elements. Over time, they tend to fail, resulting in water leaks. As such, homeowners should regularly inspect these fixtures ensuring they are working well with no leaks.
Sewer Blockage and/or Rapture
Sewer blockage is another common plumbing issue that could cause problems. A blockage in the sewer line means you cannot evacuate black (toilet water) and gray water efficiently. Some cases might so severe that you cannot evacuate dirty water at all.
Tree roots are common culprits when it comes to blocking or rapturing sewer lines. The gradual growth of tree roots can block a sewer line. In some cases, the roots might rapture the line, causing raw sewage to ooze into your compounds.
Another cause of sewer line blockage is improper disposal of items. If you flash items that are too large down the toilet, they might end up clogging your sewer line.
Pool Area Flooding
A swimming pool is pretty much a standard feature for Texas homeowners. However, installing a swimming pool gives rise to a unique set of plumbing problems. If you notice stagnant water around the pool, potentially you have a swimming pool plumbing issue. The severity of the plumbing issue is dependent on the particular plumbing issue.
For instance, filter pressure issues, filter debris accumulation, flow rate issues, and plumbing leaks will result in different kinds of problems. Nonetheless, having a lot of water around the pool is indicative of a severe problem that needs a prompt from professional and experienced plumbers.
As such, call your trusted local plumber to handle the checkup.
While a leak emanating from a damaged roof is not strictly a plumbing issue, its effects are nonetheless very similar to effects that arise from plumbing issues. When the gutters, the roof hip and the downspout are damage, the evacuation of water from the roof when it rains is compromised. The inefficient evacuation of water will result in waterlogging of the compound which can easily cause the very same damage that water leaks caused by plumbing issues do.
When faced with issues resulting from damaged roof plumbing, you need to call specialists. For starters, understanding the extent of the damage from ground level is very difficult if not impossible. You need to get to the roof and inspect it thoroughly. Additionally, it is not just a matter of getting to the roof. You need to have experience and an intricate understanding of what to look for.
Roofing and plumbing specialists are trained and experienced in handling these tasks. As such, they are better equipped, trained, and experienced to handle leaks emanating from the roof.
As you can appreciate, there are plenty of outdoor plumbing issues to keep in mind. Do not neglect any of your outdoor plumbing systems as it can the same kind of damage as indoor plumbing issues, if not worse.