Hazards of a Clogged Pipe Outdoors
Everyone knows that indoor plumbing, such as toilets, showers, and sinks, are susceptible to clogs, but people forget that outdoor plumbing fixtures can also get clogged. Our plumbing experts discuss everything homeowners need to know about outdoor plumbing clogs in this blog post.
An outdoor plumbing clog can wreak havoc on the plumbing system. When the sewer line becomes clogged, dirty water can overflow inside the home, causing a serious hazard to human health. Burst pipes can cause extensive property damage and be costly to repair.
What Are Outdoor Plumbing Fixtures
Pools, sprinklers, and fountains are all examples of outdoor plumbing fixtures. All plumbing fixtures are connected to the main water line through underground pipes. There can be an outdoor clog in the underground pipes that lead from the house to the main water line.
Because the plumbing system is all connected, when an underground pipe clog occurs outdoors, it can cause problems for the entire plumbing system. An outdoor and underground pipe clog may explain issues with the indoor plumbing.
Reasons Outdoor Plumbing Gets Clogged
One of the main reasons outdoor plumbing becomes clogged is natural elements such as fallen leaves, tree roots, and shifting soil that can affect underground pipes. Keeping the area around the plumbing fixtures clean and using drain covers can help to prevent clogs.
Carefully planning the placement of outdoor plumbing fixtures around the yard’s landscape can also help to prevent future clogs. An experienced plumbing contractor can assist homeowners in installing outdoor plumping and underground pipes in the right place.
In the springtime, homeowners may turn on their outdoor plumbing fixtures believing that the worst of the winter weather is over, but a late freeze could cause the water in outdoor fixtures to freeze and cause a pipe to burst. Turning off the water supply to outdoor faucets on cold nights can help to prevent frozen pipes outdoors.
How Professionals Clear a Pipe Clog
For outdoor blockages caused by debris such as dead leaves, professional plumbers can use a drain snake to remove the clog. A drain snake is a long piece of metal inserted into the drain to remove the clog.
Tough blockages such as clogs caused by tree roots may require hydro jetting. Plumbers use hydro jetting to shoot water at high speeds through the pipes to blast away blockages caused by roots growing into the pipes.
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