When most people think of plumbing, they think of indoor pipes or fixtures in need of repair or replacement. Homeowners usually overlook outdoor plumbing services until a problem occurs since they are not always immediately visible.
Outdoor Plumbing Services at North Peachtree
Indoor plumbing issues usually surface well before a problem occurs. Signs of leaks or unusual noises typically accompany indoor plumbing issues. Outdoor plumbing issues are much more difficult to notice, especially if homeowners spend most of their time indoors.
Usually, a significant leak or burst has to occur outdoors for homeowners to realize that they need outdoor plumbing services. A diligent plumbing service can efficiently address these problems.
North Peachtree Plumbing can help your home get the service it needs. Our comprehensive plumbing services address issues both indoors and outdoors.
Our team of plumbing experts fixes all outdoor plumbing issues, from outdoor leaks to pipe repair. We will help you save money and time, all while offering an excellent repair rate.
When You Need Outdoor Plumbing
Outdoor plumbing has many different components. It can be challenging to keep up with all of the various factors to outdoor plumbing, especially if a homeowner doesn’t encounter them daily.
We’ve created a quick list of some plumbing situations that may require attention:
- Sprinkler leakage or burst
- Outdoor faucet leakage
- Frozen outdoor piping
- Outdoor pipe leakage or burst
- Sewer line burst or blockage
Homeowners that are experiencing any or all of these issues should consider calling a plumbing expert. By calling a plumbing expert, a homeowner is ensuring that the problem is fixed completely.
Attempting to repair a plumbing issue on your own could lead to further problems down the road, which could end up costing money and creating unnecessary stress.
Possibly the most noticeable outdoor plumbing issue, sprinkler leaks, or bursts can present significant problems for homeowners if not adequately addressed.
Sprinkler leaks can present in a variety of ways, including:
- Water spraying directly upward
- Pooling water at the base of the sprinkler
- Water flooding between the sprinkler head and lawn
Sprinklers can also malfunction by not producing water, signaling a blockage or leak in the underground piping beneath the yard.
If not addressed, sprinkler leaks could lead to a homeowner potentially over-watering or under-watering their grass. A sprinkler leak that is unchecked for a long time could even end up killing grass, resulting in a costly re-sod.
Hiring a plumbing service can remedy this issue entirely, saving a homeowner money and time in the process.
Outdoor Faucet Leakage
An outdoor faucet leak may not look like much, but it can waste quite a lot of water if unchecked.
According to the USGS, an outdoor faucet leaking at about 60 drips/second can waste up to 2,777 gallons per year. This amount of wasted water could end up costing a homeowner extra on their water bill.
Outdoor faucet leaks can cause a variety of issues both indoors and outdoors. Some more common problems include:
- Over-watering grass
- Discoloration on outdoor walls
- Mold and mildew formation around the leak
- Leaking inside adjacent rooms
Fixing an outdoor leak can save a homeowner money, all while preventing costly future repairs. Although it seems small, fixing a faucet or fixture can go a long way for a home or yard.
Frozen Outdoor Piping
During winter and early spring, cold temperatures may cause pipes in a home or yard to freeze. This freezing usually occurs overnight, where cold temperatures harden uninsulated piping.
Freezing occurs when water isn’t running through the pipes in a home, so homeowners can quickly remedy it by leaving the tap dripping overnight. A dripping faucet or tub provides just enough warmth to keep the system from freezing altogether.
If pipes do freeze, it can potentially lead to a pipe burst. If a homeowner turns on their water to discover it’s only coming out as a trickle, pipes may be frozen.
Checking for cold spots in piping is a quick way to see if pipes have frozen. If lines appear to be broken or cool, it is best to turn off the water and call a plumbing expert.
Outdoor Pipe Burst
Unfortunately, sometimes the worst-case scenario happens, and a pipe bursts, spewing water all over a yard or garden. Pipe bursts usually occur during the winter, when they freeze overnight.
If this happens, follow these steps to remedy the issue:
1. Turn off your home’s water
Turning off the water prevents flooding and water damage from occurring while you are assessing the damage. It is a quick way to remedy the situation while help is on the way.
2. Inspect the area for any additional damage
Check the walls around the leak and make sure that additional damage didn’t occur indoors.
Rust stains and water damage are clear signs that the leak may have originated indoors. Afterward, check outdoors and, if possible, survey the leaking unit.
3. Contact North Peachtree Plumbing
To ensure that the situation doesn’t escalate, you should call a plumbing expert. North Peachtree Plumbing is here to address any concerns you may have regarding all of your outdoor plumbing concerns.
Sewer Line Blockage
Sometimes a sink can be more than just clogged; slow-running fixtures in a home could indicate potential sewer line issues.
If a homeowner is experiencing multiple backups or failures simultaneously, it could mean that a sewer line issue has manifested.
Potential signs of a backed-up sewer line include:
- The lawn above the sewer line begins to slope or grows discolored over time
- Gurgling or bubbling noises coming from fixtures
- Multiple fixtures seem to be simultaneously clogged
- Usage of one fixture causes a backup in another
- Fixtures are repeatedly clogging, even after treated
Many situations could cause these signs to occur in a home. Since sewer line issues take a long time to manifest, these events could occur over the years until the system eventually fails.
Potential causes of a backed-up sewer line include:
- Flushing large objects down the toilet
- Pouring grease down the kitchen drain
- Using the garbage disposal on large objects
- Root growth over time
- Age of sewer line system
If you’re unsure about what might have caused the sewer line issue, don’t worry. Call the plumbing experts at North Peachtree, and we’ll help solve the problem. We’ll get your sewer line fixed in no time, saving you time and money.
Contact North Peachtree Plumbing Today
North Peachtree Plumbing has been providing plumbing repair to the North Atlanta area for over 25 years. Also, we have nearly 50 years of experience in repair, manufacturing, and customer relations.
We understand that every plumbing issue is unique, and our plumbing experts train for these exceptional cases. Even significant or unusual plumbing issues are no match for our stellar service. We promise to provide our customers excellent service in a professional, timely manner.
If you need plumbing expertise, North Peachtree Plumbing is at your service. We are located in Suwanee, Georgia, but our service also extends to Cumming, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and Roswell.
To reach us for emergency or non-emergency services, we are available via phone at (678) 234-8385 or our email address. We also have a contact form on our website, should you prefer to reach us that way.
Whether or not you are experiencing a plumbing emergency, our expert service will help you get the job done quickly and at a reasonable price. Let our experts take care of your plumbing needs.