3 Spring Rainfall PRoblems Your Home Can Experience

April showers bring May flowers! Unfortunately, the turning of the seasons can often bring a few spring rainfall problems. When you think about it, your home is probably not a big fan of the weather changes that spring might bring either! From your household’s gutters to its drain system, spring’s weather can definitely take a toll on the health of your house. It’s important to know what you can do to ensure the health and safety of your house. Follow the tips below!


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Your house’s gutter is essential to keeping the foundation of your home in place. One of the biggest problems your gutter can face is overflowing.

The placement of the gutter system can naturally lead to foreign objects such as leaves and twigs getting stuck inside. Since we don’t think about the health of our gutters on a daily basis, it’s easy for these objects to accumulate over time and restrict your gutters from performing their functions. 

Overflowing can be bad for the health of your home. When water flows off the edge of the home instead of successfully being deposited out of the rain spout and away from the house, the soil that ensures your home’s foundation can slowly decay. Not good! 

A yearly checkup on the health of your gutters can steer you away from any potential spring rainfall problems! If you feel like there’s something that you can’t easily fix, give us a call. We’re more than happy to help assist!

Outdoor drainage

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The spring season can bring a dangerous amount of rain to your community. While a little rain here and there is nice, large amounts of rainfall can do damage to the landscape of your home.

A big problem that homeowners often encounter is a lack of outdoor drainage. Low spots in a yard are not uncommon. A lack of drainage can lead to rainwater being channeled elsewhere (such as walkways and driveways) and can cause significant damage to the foundation of these aspects of your home.

A simple solution is installing an area drain. Area drains collect rainwater from low points in your yard and channel it away from your home.

As always, Norfolk Plumbing is here to help. If you decide that an area drain is right for you, give us a call. If not, we are more than happy to discuss alternative solutions for your outdoor drainage issue.

Sewer blockage

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Large amounts of rain can be hectic for your sewer system. 

With rain comes foreign objects that can block up your sewer line and lead to wastewater accumulating in your sinks and bathtubs. We’re talking leaves, soil, and sticks. Who knew such small objects could cause such a big mess!

If you notice water building up in areas containing drains throughout your house, you probably have a dreaded sewer blockage. Contact us and we will solve your issue!

Norfolk Plumbing is open 24/7 for emergency services! Don’t let the spring rain get the best of you! Call (757) 466-0644!

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