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Common Outdoor Plumbing Issues


Stephens Plumbing

June 10, 2019


Paying Attention To Outdoor Plumbing

When something goes wrong with the plumbing in your house, it’s a big deal. A clogged toilet or sink can be a huge inconvenience and a bigger mess, depending on the severity of the issue. What about your outdoor plumbing? While this is often seen as a secondary concern, the plumbing outside requires care and attention. Here are some things to keep in mind in order to maintain peaceful outdoor plumbing this summer, from your garden hose to your inground pool.

Sewer Blockage

Sewer lines connect the home’s waste system to the sewer underground. If they get clogged and something goes wrong, it could throw the whole house plumbing system into disarray. Since the sewer lines are connected to the water system, it’s a big deal when something goes wrong. You will notice water backups coming out of the drains if you have a sewer blockage. It might be the sinks, toilets, or drains. If you see any of that happening, call a plumber and get your outdoor plumbing inspected.

Pool Issues

If you have a pool, it’s a part of your outdoor plumbing and it can definitely cause issues. If you see water around the pool, and it’s not because the kids have been dripping around it, it might as a result of a plumbing problem near the pool. You want to call a plumber right away to get behind the extra water and find out the real cause of the issue.

Hose Fixture Issues

Look at the fixtures outside that allow you to hook a hose up so you can water the garden and wash your car. These plumbing connections are outside all year long and can easily be damaged. They could break because of wear and tear, icing in the winter, and many other reasons. Leaks and cracks can be serious because they can have an impact on the water supply to the outside portion of your house. Replacing hose fixtures yourself isn’t a good idea. Call a plumber for help.

Sprinkler Problems

If you have an underground sprinkler system, it’s important to pay attention to how things are operating. These sprinklers are hard to maintain and can receive damage. Small leaks in the system can give you problems that cause you to dig up the yard. If you see wet spots in your yard or you know a sprinkler head isn’t working well, contact a plumber to diagnose, find, and fix the issue as quickly as possible.

Remember To Winterize

The outdoor plumbing is an important part of your lifestyle. In the winter, you don’t want things to freeze over, as frozen pipes can be extremely inconvenient. Winterize your outdoor plumbing so that when the colder seasons come along, you’re well prepared. You can contact your local plumber to get tips or help with winterizing.

Call For Outdoor Plumbing Inspection

If you are ready to fix something that might be wrong with your outdoor plumbing, or if you want an inspection of indoor or outdoor plumbing, it’s important to have the professionals at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning come to your home.


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