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Why Spring Brings Slow Drains and Clogged Pipes

clogged pipes

You need plumbing services to fix slow drains and clogged pipes during the spring.

Spring brings drainage problems which may require plumbing service experts to solve. While this time of year often brings a welcome relief from cloudy skies, slick roads, and the freezing temperatures of winter, the sudden change in weather can cause issues with your plumbing system, specifically the drains. Let’s take a closer look at this problem and the plumbing solution you need.

Damage to Underground Pipes

Warm weather brings all kinds of plants from their winter dormancy. As they begin to grow, their roots may spread in search of nutrients and can penetrate through old and vulnerable pipes. This can hinder the flow of water causing slow draining in sinks, bathtubs, and floor drains. Most of these blockages occur underground. Additionally, in cold weather, pipes can contract, crack, and burst due to frozen water. This can lead to slow drains and backflows once everything begins to thaw.

Clogged Pipes

Winter activities such as holiday hosting and cooking large holiday meals can also contribute to clogged pipes. We tend to put much more down the garbage disposal and the drain during the holidays, and it can lead to clogs over time.

Slow Drain Problem, Meet Expert Solution

If slow drains and backflows go unchecked for long, they can cause a foul odor and can lead to mold and mildew buildup. It can also lead to leaks that can destroy your floor and cause extensive water damage. Hire expert plumbers to fix your slow drains and clogged pipes in time to prevent further damage to your house.

When you notice slow drains or backflows, there may be clogging in your drainage system. The pros at Dependable Service Plumbing & Air can fix it for you. Contact us for the plumbing service you need to get your pipes back in optimal working condition.

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