Preparing Your Plumbing System for the Hurricane Season
In Southwest Florida, tropical storms and hurricanes are always a threat during the late summer months. By taking a few simple precautions, and having a plan in place before severe storm season, you will be able to better protect your plumbing system and home from damage.
Before Hurricane Season
- To prevent water damage to your foundation make sure gutters are clean and firmly attached.
- Ensure downspouts are properly installed to direct water away from the house.
- Make sure everyone in home knows the location of the main water shut-off valve.
- If the home has a sump pump, test it regularly to ensure it is working. Because hurricanes bring power outages, we recommend installing a battery backup sump pump.
- Have your sewer lines and drains inspected and repaired if needed to reduce the risk of sewer line backups during heavy rains.
During a Hurricane
- Turn off the main water valve before the storm arrives. This will prevent potential contamination of your plumbing system.
- Only if it is safe to do so, check the storm drains around your property and clear away any debris or other obstructions to ensure the drains can handle a high volume of water.
After a Hurricane
If you experience problems such as low water pressure, drains that are slow to empty, strange noises or other concerns, call ABC Southwest Plumbing & Air Conditioning, we are here to help.
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