Preventative Plumbing Solutions – Wet Weather Worries

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Here in California, the team at Griffin Plumbing is grateful for the recent rain. While the weather has been good news for our golden state, with every downpour comes new plumbing problems for central coast homeowners.

No need to worry – our plumbing professionals have got you covered from Orcutt and Santa Maria all the way to Atascadero and Paso Robles. We specialize in long-term commercial and residential plumbing solutions to make life easier for you and your family.

Preventative maintenance is key to a happy home. Here are a few handy household issues to look out for in wet weather:

 

Drain Blockage

Have you noticed your sink backing up? A simple culprit may be to blame. Leaves in your yard are most likely to clog this time of year and be cause for concern as they enter your home drainage system. Stormy season means severe rain and wind can push the leaves in your yard into problematic piles that block your drainage system and can cause sink plumbing to clog.

Good thing your Griffin plumbers know how to replace your drain cover to prevent this problem from reoccurring. Every drain cover is different, so we’re happy to visit your home to measure and fit your unique drain properly. Kind customer service is what we’re known for at Griffin Plumbing!

 

Water Heater Failure

As the ground temperature changes in a wet winter, cold water entering your hot water heater can result in a steep temperature drop. Hmmm, what exactly does that mean? Well, essentially your hard working water heater has to work even harder to heat cold water than it does lukewarm water. Anytime you use hot water heated by the tank, cold water enters. This results in a constant need to heat because the hot and cold water mix. While your system is working overtime, your water heater is more likely to fail. One solution is to insulate any exposed pipes entering your hot water heater. You could also schedule a home inspection to ensure your equipment is functioning safely and efficiently.

Don’t wait until you have an emergency on your hands. At Griffin Plumbing, we know that even a simple plumbing problem can bring your life to a grinding halt. That’s why it’s our goal to get you back on track as fast as possible. With our commitment to outstanding service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we deliver the right fix the first time, anytime.

To find out more about rainy season safety, or to schedule a visit from one of Griffin Plumbing’s expert technicians, call us at 805-934-1949 today!