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Spring Rain: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Heavy rains in April may lead to sewer backups and drainage issues.

It is officially spring 2021 and like pretty much everyone else—especially after feeling cooped up this past winter following COVID-19 pandemic protocols—we are excited to spend more time in the great outdoors.


The Good

Soon bees will buzz, flowers will bloom, and fresh spring rain will fall from the sky. Did you know Spokane, Washington averages about 17 inches of rain each year? It’s true!


The Bad

Although spring rain is good for the natural environment—and those of us who partake in rainwater harvesting—it can cause potential water-related issues to sewers, drains, and the siding, roofing, foundation, and landscaping of your home.


The Ugly

Your home may be blessed with an abundance of trees and shrubs that provide shade and natural beauty, but underneath the ground, their root systems have the poten

roots in sewer line

tial to put your main sewer line at risk. Natural vegetation goes through a period of immense growth following spring rain. Small leafy sprouts quickly grow into full size flower and fruit producing wonders. And that is just the growth we can see. Major spring growth also occurs below the soil. Unfortunately for homeowners, expanding tree roots are powerful enough to break through the sewer line that runs from your house to the street—causing drainage backups and flow issues.


What You Can Do

  1. Schedule a proactive main sewer line cleaning.

  2. Schedule a main sewer line video-inspection.

  3. Schedule to have your sewer lines rooted to prevent backups and other issues caused by tree roots. *Action Drain & Plumbing offers a preventative maintenance program to keep tree roots out of your sewer and water lines.

  4. Hire a professional to install a flood control system.

Employ a team of professionals like Action Drain & Plumbing to help you protect your home against sewer backups and flooding this spring.


Request a quote or contact us for more information. Our Washington service area includes Spokane, Airway Heights, Deer Park, Cheney, Spangle, and Liberty Lake.


If you notice any leaks or water damage, you can always give Action Drain & Plumbing at 509-467-1717. We are available for any leaks you may experience.

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