Drains Back Up After a Rain Storm

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Drains Back Up After a Rain Storm

Posted on March 22, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

This is Florida. We are very close to sea-level and would be wading around in marsh land most of the time if it weren’t for elaborate canal systems and drainage ditches.

Everything has to run smoothly as far as the canal system goes to keep flooding from occurring, especially after rainstorms. This holds true for your home plumbing system as well.

Some people may experience their drains backing up after a heavy rainstorm. This is not normal. This means something is not working properly in your home plumbing system.

Your sewer drain is allowing a backflow of water which it otherwise should not. This can happen for a number of reasons. The number one way to prevent this is to install what is called a check-valve. This device allows sewage water to flow out of a drain and prevents it from flowing back.

It is a good idea to have a professional plumber inspect your drain system to look for damage. This may also be a contributing factor to your problem. If you have done everything in your power to fix things on your end and the water keeps backflowing, contact the city sewage department in the city where you live.

Sewage water can be dangerous to your health and the health of your family. So this is a problem which is best addressed sooner than later. If you live in Melbourne, Palm Bay, or anywhere in Brevard County and need to plumbing work done, please feel free to contact us at 321-725-5996