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Plumbing Preparation for Heavy Rain

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Heavy rainfall can wreak havoc on your plumbing system! Especially if you aren’t prepared or haven’t been carrying out the correct maintenance tasks. Of course, you shouldn’t only carry out maintenance tasks to prepare your home’s plumbing system for Chicago’s heavy rains. These tips from professional plumbing service providers in Chicago will go a long way towards ensuring that your plumbing system operates in tip-top shape all year around:

  • Flooding and water damage are common occurrences during the rainy months. To protect the home from this, a sump pump is installed. Before the heavy rains hit, make sure that the sump pump is cleaned from any dirt and debris: a blocked or clogged sump pump won’t work efficiently, if at all, when the time arises.
  • Ensure that the outside of your home is prepared for rain. The roof must be in a good condition, downpipes and spouts must be clean, in good condition and cleared of any debris build up.
  • Snake your drains to ensure that they are completely clear of blockages and build-up. The correct equipment and technique are required for this. Therefore, it is best to contact professional plumbing services in Chicago.

There are other checks that you can do to ensure that your plumbing system and home can handle the upcoming rains. Check the entire home for leaks – don’t forget the basement. As the rain will make it hard to detect a leak outside, ensure that you carry out a thorough inspection before the rains arrive.

Maintain your plumbing system during Chicago’s heavy rains

Prevention is always better than cure, so make sure that you carry out regular inspections and cleaning tasks on your plumbing system all year around. Plumbing repairs can be quite costly.  Contact Almighty Rooter & Plumbing today on 773-992-1587 and let us take care of all your plumbing needs. Financing available. Every sewer rodding or jetting comes with a free camera inspection (value $250).

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