Many plumbing issues can arise in the Spring after a build up in the Winter months. Luckily, you have no reason to worry – Water Tight Plumbing & Sewer is ready to help you with common issues you may face in the spring. Our plumbers service Winthrop Harbor,IL and surrounding areas including Gurnee, Libertyville, and Grayslake. These are some of the most common things we see in the Spring:

Clogged Gutters

New growth on trees, dead twigs and leaves that clung through the winter, and other debris that got stuck from things like ice damming can cause your gutters to back up. You may also find that animals start nesting in gutters that they believe have been abandoned. Once your gutter or downspout clogs, spring rain water can start to reroute towards areas like your house’s siding or pool on your roof. Also, if your water pools in the gutters and doesn’t flow properly out, it can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other problem pests and bacteria or mold. If your water is not flowing properly from your gutters – you will want to address this ASAP before a worser issue ensues. 

Leaking Pipes

Just as it can happen in the early winter when things start to freeze and contract, you can experience pipe issues in the spring when things start to thaw and expand. Small cracks that form when pipes contract can expand and become larger in the spring when the weather warms up. Some signs your pipes may have a leak include (but not limited to) low water pressure, a spike in your water bills, water spots around fixtures in your home, puddles around your property, water leaking in your basement, and mold or sewage odors. 

Slow Drainage

Slow drainage can occur both inside and outside of your home. The spring melt combined with the heavy spring rains can cause your basement to leak. Our professional plumbers can help solve these issues. We can help check your sump pump to make sure it is working properly, and help you with new drainage plans if necessary. 

Sometimes your fixtures can start to slow in the Spring due to drainage pipes being infiltrated by nearby tree roots. If all of the drains in your home start to become slow to drain this could be the issue. We can help you find the cause, devise a plan to fix, and execute. 

 

If you’re experiencing plumbing issues this spring, be sure to contact your trusted local plumbers, Water Tight Plumbing & Sewer, servicing Winthrop Harbor IL and surrounding areas including Gurnee IL, Libertyville IL, and Grayslake IL. Plumbing Repair and Maintenance done right.