Is Your Plumbing Hurricane Ready? Five Must-Follow Steps for Protection

Posted on August 25, 2023

Hurricane season is underway. Is your plumbing system well-prepared for a potential disaster? A well-maintained system can help prevent water damage and ensure your home stays functional even in the face of a severe storm.

Let’s explore five essential tips to get your plumbing hurricane season ready.

  • Inspect and repair: Conduct a thorough inspection of your plumbing system, checking for leaks, drips, or any signs of wear and tear. Minor issues can quickly escalate during heavy rainfall and strong winds.
  • Secure exposed pipes: Strong winds and flying debris during a hurricane can cause significant damage to exposed pipes. Secure any exposed pipes around your home by adding insulation or protective covers.
  • Clear out storm drains: Blocked drains can lead to water pooling around your home’s foundation, causing flooding and structural damage. Clean up leaves, branches, and any other debris to ensure proper water flow and drainage and prevent water from backing up into your pipes.
  • Protect your water supply: Hurricanes can cause sewer systems to overflow, leading to contaminated water backing up into your home. Shut off the main water valve in your home to ensure your water supply remains clean and uncontaminated.
  • Emergency kit: Prepare an emergency plumbing repair kit with essential items such as pipe patches, plumbing tape, wrenches, and sealants. Having these supplies readily available can help you address minor plumbing issues during the storm and prevent further damage until professional help is available.

Preparing your plumbing system for hurricane season can save you from costly repairs and potential water damage. Remember, early preparation and a proactive approach are key to minimizing potential damage. And Raider Rooter can support your efforts. We’ve been helping South Florida maintain and manage its plumbing and sewer since 1978. So, let us put our expertise to work for you. And if you’re after tips and tricks for frequent plumbing problems, consult our blog for thorough and helpful information.

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