Home Plumbing Maintenance in Rainy Season

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April 18, 2022 Investment Decision

Every Bengali is a rain lover and an admirer of the rainy season in Bangladesh. From the music of the raindrops to the cloudy sky and freshly bathed nature, everything about the rainy season is intensely attractive. However, this bountifully gorgeous season has a deteriorating effect on the home plumbing and sewerage system of buildings that need to be addressed ahead of time to prevent unwanted damages and hassles. Therefore, it is a wise move to prepare before the season arrives and show the plumbing system some love. Here are some useful tips:

 

Look After Your Home’s Plumbing Repairs 

As soon as you know that your plumbing needs a repair, regardless of how minor it may seem, always address it right away. Do not procrastinate on any needed plumbing repairs because they will only worsen as the days go by. Furthermore, your plumbing system is all connected, which means one small defect somewhere can trigger other malfunctions in other areas of your home. Whether your sewer needs to be flushed, or you found a small water leak in the outside spigot, contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible, before the problem can get worse, and therefore, more expensive.

 

Updated Supply Lines and Valves

One of the top causes of water damage and flooding is defective or old water supply lines and valves. How long has it been since your plumbing water lines have been inspected and replaced? If it has been longer than 1 year since you have had a full-property plumbing inspection, it is time to have one done right now. Your water supply lines and valves could be deteriorated, damaged, or rusted, all of which significantly affect the rest of your plumbing system. Has it been longer than 8 years since your water lines have been replaced? If so, even with annual inspections, it may now be time to have those water lines replaced to ensure optimal efficiency and function.

 

Avoid DIY Installation and Repairs

During the rainy season, you do not want to take on any plumbing repair projects yourself, no matter how confident you are about your ability to get it done up to code. Whether it is installing a new appliance or replacing a cracked pipe underneath the bathroom sink, you do not want to risk making any mistakes that can lead to massive flooding or plumbing damage. Always enlist the services of a licensed plumber who is entirely familiar with such codes and processes.

 

Manage the Air Pressure

Negative air pressure inside your home is the culprit behind back drafting and accelerated by wet weather events.  Common factors that result in negative air pressure within your home include:

  • Bathroom and Kitchen Exhaust Fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Exhaust Ventilation Systems
  • Tight Building Construction

Typically, plumbing vents and exhaust systems are sometimes improperly installed too close to a door, vent, window, or bathroom/kitchen vent. Making sure your ventilation and exhaust systems are free of debris and installed properly is critical in eliminating negative air pressure in your home. This is especially crucial when the reentry of sewer gases is significantly worse during rain, sewer, or drain flooding.

The rainy season can bring several plumbing challenges for homeowners. A leaking pipe or a malfunctioning faucet can strike dread into the heart of even experienced homeowners. No matter how complex your plumbing nightmare, experts at bti Property Management will have a solution. We help improve the quality of life of our customers and take care of their properties liek our own. To talk to a plumbing expert, call us at 16604.

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