Monsoons mean more water, which is good to an extent. But too much water due to heavy downpour is not something homeowners are happy about, for it means stagnation, leakage and drain overflow problems. The good news is that monsoons do not necessarily mean plumbing issues as long as you take necessary precautions and have your plumbing kit handy. Here are a few tips that will be useful.
Check filters and drains before monsoon
Monsoons that often bring heavy rains and storms also bring in debris which is often accumulated in your drains and filters. Make sure that any debris from the previous seasons is removed to prevent water logging. Clogged drains can push the water back inside and create a flood inside the house, which is the last thing you would want during the monsoons.
Trim trees and bushes
Rains with heavy winds can topple even the biggest and tallest of trees, which can not only damage your home, but also cause fatal injuries to people around them. So make sure to cut or trim the trees, branches and even bushes to prevent major damages before the monsoon. Also, trimming the leaves will prevent clogging of drains around your building.
Extended branches and bushes can grow around, and sometimes choke the drain lines. This should be checked and cleared to prevent flooding around the house when the rains come.
Check your waste disposal system
Most people relax during summers, leaving all plumbing system inspections till the end. One of the things they miss is to check the waste disposal system. In addition to that, any kind of blockages in the drain pipes that are connected to the disposal system should also be checked to prevent any possible clogs in the waste disposal system, which will eventually create a mess inside your home.