What To Do With Your Plumbing When A Hurricane Is Approaching?

Published on: July 8, 2024

What To Do With Your Plumbing When A Hurricane Is Approaching?

As hurricane season looms, Melbourne homeowners need to start securing their property, including plumbing. At Drain Wizards, we're committed to helping you navigate the storm with minimal damage. Here's a quick guide on safeguarding your plumbing against hurricanes:

  • Ensure all your gutters, downspouts, and drains are clear and draining properly. Your drains will have a lot of water to deal with, so you need to ensure the path is clear as possible before it gets there.
  • If you have a sump pump, test it by pouring water into the pit to make sure it activates. Consider a battery backup if you don't already have one, as power outages are common during hurricanes.
  • Shutting off your home’s main water valve can prevent contaminated water from entering your plumbing system during floods. Know where your valve is located. It's not required unless you're evacuating, but it's a good idea.

With a pre-hurricane plumbing inspection, our team at Drain Wizards can identify and mitigate potential weaknesses in your system, ensuring you’re as prepared as possible. This includes identifying sewer and water lines on your property so we can easily track down post-hurricane leaks or backups, protecting any exposed pipes outside of your home, and clearing your drains.

Early preparation can significantly lessen the impact of a hurricane on your home, and we're here to help. Stay safe and ready for whatever the weather may bring.

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