April 17, 2018
The saying “April showers bring May flowers” seems to be a myth here in Arizona, since we don’t get much rain in the spring. This hot, dry weather not only affects the flowers, but it can also affect your pipes and plumbing system, which could potentially go unnoticed.
If you notice any of the following, it could be an indication of a more serious issue with your system. Make sure your plumbing system can handle the heat this season.
Pipes can have problems with drying out and back flow due to the hot, dry weather, because there isn’t as much water running through them. Dirt and residue can get caught in the pipes, causing clogs or backflow, especially in older homes. If your home is more than 50 years old, have a Parker & Sons plumber check your system to make sure you don’t have issues with your plumbing system.
Pipeline cracks happen when there is low humidity in the ground. This can cause the pipes to age faster, crack and cause different types of leakage. Hot weather and UV rays can also damage exposed plumbing pipes if they are not properly insulated on the outside. Make sure to cover exposed pipes and check all visible pipes for obvious signs of damage. If you think there’s a problem, schedule your next service call with one of our plumbers.
Stress on the pipes can also lead to leaks, especially when you’re using your pool, garden hose and sprinklers often. Some leaks are easy to replace, but others, especially underground pipe leaks, might need professional help.
The hot, dry weather in Arizona is inevitable, but plumbing problems are not. Protect your pipes this season, and if you need a professional’s help, Parker & Sons is here to help.