The valley is a unique place because it is sunny and warm year-round. The summer months, specifically, can bring about scorching temperatures that residents and tourists have to endure. It is easy to point out how extreme Phoenix temperatures affect us on a physical level, but it is also important to think about how summer temperatures impact our sewer and drain systems.

When weather gets past 90 degrees, you may experience problems in your home or business’s plumbing system. Post-summer heat pipe inspection is essential for valley residents and business owners because it can reveal a variety of problems that can cause drain and sewer pipes to not function properly.

There are a few reasons your pipes need to be inspected.

Expanding pipes
Heat can cause your pipes to expand and, in some cases, completely burst. In the event of a pipe burst, full pipe replacement will be needed for the damaged pipe and any of the pipes around it.

Low water pressure or leaks

High temperatures can also impact the water pressure for your residential, commercial, or municipal property. Summer months can create shifts in the ground meaning that your pipes will shift as well and possibly in ways that they are not meant to.

Sun damage

If you have pipes that are exposed to sunlight, it is important to have them inspected because UV rays can damage pipelines. Just like other aspects of your home that are exposed to the summer sunlight, it is important to have someone come out to check your system to make sure they are not aging faster than they need to.

Monsoon Season

One unique aspect of Arizona summers are the monsoons. While monsoons do not bring about heat, they bring about lots of rain that saturates completely dry ground and does not absorb it quick enough. This often leads to drainage issues and flooding that needs to be attended to.

Lucky for you all of these things can be checked for through pipe inspections.

Pipe inspections are an easy and non-invasive process that allow for a quick assessment of the interior of your pipelines. Pipe inspections involve one of our specialized technicians coming to your property and locating the cleanout hole that provides access to your pipes. When the cleanout hole is established, a technician will insert a waterproof camera with a flexible rod attached to it into your pipeline. As the camera moves through your drains, it provides a technician with a real-time view of your pipe’s interior. The inspection will reveal any flooding, leaks, cracks, or burst pipes.

Valley customers are NuFlow Phoenix’s top priority when being proactive about their post-summer pipe health. Whether the cause is extreme heat or immense rain, your pipes should be inspected to ensure that the summer months did not do harmful damage to your pipe system.