3 Post-Hurricane Plumbing Problems to Watch For

by | Sep 18, 2017 | Residential

Finally, the storm has passed but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re in the clear. Hurricane Irma was definitely tough on all of us but now that we’re all moved back and settled in, it’s time for us to assess what kind of damage the hurricane actually made on our homes.

Here are some of the most common plumbing problems that can occur inside your home following a hurricane, how you can identify them and what you can do to fix it:

  1. Water problems

What to keep an eye on – toilets not flushing the same as usual, water leaks around the house, unstable water pressure, dysfunctional water heaters

It almost doesn’t seem possible but the most common problems after a hurricane are actually involving your water and plumbing lines. What happens during a hurricane is the strong winds can actually shift the ground and cause your lines to shift, as well. This shifting can dislocate lines which may be causing the above-mentioned signs to happen.

The best thing you can do to avoid these problems from happening or to address these already occurring problems is to contact your trusted plumber as soon as possible and not a second sooner! You may also want to check your water meter to make sure that there is no leakage around the house.

  1. Gas problems

What to keep an eye on – a soft hissing sound around your gas lines, the smell of rotten eggs around your house and holes on your gas lines.

Gas problems can occur after a hurricane because of the strong winds, high precipitation and debris flying around can damage your lines. It is very important to secure your gas lines after a hurricane or any calamity for that matter because failure to do this can be dangerous to your health and your security. Gas leaks are flammable which means open fires can be detrimental and they are also toxic which can cause health issues if not detected immediately so don’t wait until it’s too late! Inspect your home immediately and call for help if you’re not sure about your home’s gas leak situation.

  1. Something just doesn’t feel right

If something doesn’t seem right inside your home, make sure to call the necessary authorities or back up and get the problem fixed right away.

Never wait until it’s too late. Protect your home today! Call us for further assistance.

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