Guide to Outdoor Plumbing Blockages

What Are Plumbing Blockages?

A plumbing blockage is usually first noticed when there is a backup in the plumbing somewhere in the house, usually the kitchen or bathroom. The sink or the tub may refuse to drain, or the toilet bowl could be filling up for no reason. Whatever sign it is that is noticed, a plumbing blockage is a serious problem that needs to be fixed right away.

Fixing a blockage can be difficult, but professional plumbers have the training and knowledge to make it happen safely. If there is a blockage in the home, fixing it right away is essential because a blockage could lead to bigger problems for the homeowner in terms of damage. The entire plumbing system can be affected if there is a large blockage somewhere, and built-up pressure can even cause a burst pipe which could be expensive to fix and cause dangerous water damage.

How Does Outdoor Plumbing Work?

outdoor plumbingThe plumbing of the home is often located somewhat outside. The pipes to the inside of the house will be connected to pipes under and around the house. People often forget about outdoor plumbing because “Out of sight, out of mind.”

But outdoor plumbing needs maintenance too to work correctly and is actually more prone to problems than indoor plumbing. Tree roots and plant roots can grow into the pipes of outdoor plumbing and cause problems.

The water pressure from heavy rain is another common problem that can affect outdoor plumbing. Many people have outdoor plumbing in the form of a faucet or another water source outside that is meant for use in a garden, etc.

How to Fix Clogged Outdoor Pipes

If the outdoor pipes are clogged the best thing to do is call in a professional to unclog them. In serious cases a clog can cause a pipe to burst and end in a lot of property damage, so fixing it right away is ideal. There are ways to prevent clogs in pipes, such as simply doing regular maintenance on everything, making sure that things are clean.

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If the pipes have loose parts it can cause cracks where dirt can come in, causing further clogs, so tighten all the pipes accordingly. When it comes to outdoor toilet plumbing, be sure to never flush anything down the toilet other than toilet paper, because this is a super common cause of clogs.

How Do Hydrojetting Services Work?

hydrojettingA professional plumbing company can provide hydrojetting services for outdoor and indoor plumbing. For large clogs, hydrojetting is one of the only ways to get rid of the clog effectively. Hydrojetting includes using high-pressure water to clean blockages out of the pipes.

This is only to be done safely by a professional. If there are constant clogs in the plumbing, it may be necessary to use hydrojetting to remove any obstacles from the pipes that are causing the blockage.

Hydrojetting is very effective and can quickly remove a clog that has been causing problems. If you’re not sure what is the best way to handle plumbing blockages, contact your local plumbing company for help!

About G.F. Bowman, Inc.

G.F. Bowman, Inc. provides heating, cooling, and plumbing services in Harrisburg, PA since 1967! For home repairs, maintenance, and installation they have the expert's knowledge, tools, and services that homeowners need. For trusted services and affordable prices look no further than the experts at G.F. Bowman, Inc.