We've barely had a chance to say sayonara to Autumn, and Winter has already sent us a 'greeting card' of heavy, cold rain. While heavy rain might be a bit of a downer during your morning and evening commute, its effect on your Wellington plumbing can be somewhat more damaging. If you're unlucky enough to live in areas of Wellington that see a lot of water pooling after each bout of heavy rain, we'd like to offer you this blog as a brief education on the pressure all this excess water will be putting on your poor drains...
Wellington flooding emergency: your gardens
After a decent dose of rainfall, your gardens can sometimes transform into temporary lakes. This, you might think, won't do a lot of harm once the sun comes out and soaks the excess water up, right? Unfortunately, a garden saturated by storm water tends to see a lot of harmful movement underground. In addition to the added weight of the water-soaked soil, your drains will be shifted and sometimes shattered as your garden swells with the onslaught of storm water.
When your pipes are damaged, the best sort of damage that you can expect is a small crack that will require a professional Wellington plumber's skill and time to dig up and replace or fix. The worst damage could see your drains burst completely, resulting in a lawn-turned-lake of storm water mixed with foul-smelling wastewater. Nobody wants that sort of plumbing emergency to deal with in Wellington!
That, by way, is the worst you can see outside your home. The interior damage takes place when the drains responsible for transporting fresh water into your home become cracked under the pressure of the rain-soaked soil, and invite unwanted contaminants and debris through the cracks to flow all the way through to your taps!
How can you avoid a Wellington Plumbing Emergency after heavy rainfall?
Stay alert! When floodwater strikes, keep an eye on the water building up in your lawn. If miniature lakes form fast and ferociously in your garden, it might be time to invest in the services of a skilled Wellington plumber. Our talented team can assess your garden and prepare a Wellington drainage installation that ensures the steady and reliable dispersion of the excess water, keeping the surrounds of your home safe, dry, and well-irrigated.
Always keep a big container of fresh, drinkable water stored safely in your home (remember to replace it every 2 months). If you notice any funny taste or discolouration in your water after a storm, stick to your emergency water and call the trusted team of Wellington plumbers at Maxey!