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Plumbing Tips: How to Get Rid of Rainwater


The arrival of spring and the approach of summer intensifies the frequency of rains. This natural event usually causes flooding in both houses and garages that are below road level, so we will give you some plumbing recommendations to deal with the problem.

Flood water extraction can be a real problem for homeowners in areas where rainfall is often a problem. If the problem is too big, a professional plumbing service can help you, if not look at the recommendations.

Prevention is always the help we have to a recurring problem. In that sense, anticipating events is key to an early reaction to a given situation and rain is a natural event for which we must always be prepared.

Tips From A Plumbing Service To Avoid Flooding In Your Home

As we said before, the main thing is to be prepared. That is why, when the rains come, it is best to carry out some maintenance and cleaning work on the sewer lines near your house to avoid blockages that could lead to flooding.

  • Carry out preventive maintenance of the drains of your house.
  • Remove all traces of plant debris near the drains.
  • Avoid planting shrubs or trees near drains to prevent future damage.
  • Avoid disposing of liquid or chemical waste that will damage pipes.
  • Never throw objects through sewer lines.

If you put into practice each one of these insurance tips you will be able to save both time and money, and as you can see they are not difficult tasks to execute so prevention will help you a lot.

What to do if my house is flooded?

If your house has been flooded by rainwater or even an internal drainage system that has failed at some point, you should have your house drained like a professional plumber.

In that scenario, safety is the key, so it is essential that before you start trying to evacuate the water that is flooding the house, you disconnect all or part of the house’s electrical supply, depending on the severity of the case, to avoid electrical shocks that could cause you serious injury.

After following the safety advice, then it’s time to get the job done. If you have a submersible drainage pump, place it in the deepest part of the flood to allow water to drain from the lowest point.

Remember to have a long hose, which has the same capacity as the pump in terms of the number of litres per second it is capable of pumping. Similarly, carry the end to a place where you can dispose of the water you are drawing without harming your neighbors.

If you don’t have these tools then you will have to do it manually with buckets of water. Obviously this can be done if the amount of water is small and will not cause superhuman strain.

Finally, if the problem gets out of hand, then you should call a professional plumbing service that will help solve your problem quickly and efficiently.

At Mr. Poronga we have extensive experience in all aspects of plumbing and drainage maintenance. If you need advice or help, call 313.687.6905 and we will help you solve the emergency.