Stop Outdoor Plumbing Fiascos From Canceling Spring Plans!

Clogged Outdoor Pipes Quickly End Spring Fun

Spring has sprung! As sunny skies and warmer weather arrive, plenty of homeowners are pulling out their garden gear, picnic supplies, and BBQ grill to kick off the season. But with spring comes rain, and with spring showers come surprise plumbing problems. Understanding common outdoor plumbing nightmares equips homeowners with the knowledge they need to prevent these issues from ruining their spring fun.

4 Common Outdoor Plumbing Fixtures

It’s tough to prevent plumbing problems if homeowners don’t know what to look for. Learn about standard outdoor plumbing fixtures that suffer from clogged outdoor pipes. 

  • Sprinkler System: Sprinklers are everywhere during the summer. They keep lawns green and the garden watered. But, sprinkler systems rely on good outdoor plumbing for proper drainage. Clogged outdoor pipes produce flooded lawns and sprinkler water supply issues, and sprinkler systems may clog along the line or in the head of the sprinkler.
  • Faucets & Showers: Outdoor faucets rely on water flow and drainage from plumbing to keep the water flowing without flooding. When the pipes they’re connected to clog, faucets and showers become useless. They clog just as easily as indoor faucets and showers. 
  • Sewers & Drains: A home’s sewer line connection and outdoor drains are prone to clogging. The trouble with these fixtures is that when they have problems, sewage and other hazardous waste can invade the inside of a house. 

Three Signs & Causes of Clogged Outdoor Pipes

Turqouise and yellow sewage pipes in the dirt

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire - the same can be said for pipes, where’s there’s water, mud, or debris, there are clogs

  • Natural and Manmade Debris: After a storm, high winds, or a period of poor landscaping care, twigs, rocks, leaves are prone to invading and clogging outdoor drains. The stray plastic bag, yard toys, and trash are likely to cause unfortunate plumbing situations for outdoor drains, too. 
  • Muck and Mud: Mud puddles and standing water in a yard are a surefire way to develop an outdoor drain problem. When drains become covered by mud, they are unable to drain properly, resulting in flooding and other plumbing debacles.
  • High Plant Growth: Got a jungle growing in one section of the yard? There’s probably a clogged pipe nearby, making drainage slow. Excess water means excess plant growth, so investigate any high grass or flourishing weeds near pipes and drains. 

How Hydrojetting Saves Spring Fun and Outdoor Pipes!

Service tech spraying water into outdoor plumbing hole

Clogged pipes and busted fixtures ruin a spring BBQ faster than, well, a rainstorm. But a local plumbing expert can save the day with hydrojetting! Hydrojetting uses the power of high-pressure water to clear away clogs and debris from pipes and drains. 

Hydrojetting is not just a super-powered hose. This high-pressure technology produces up to 4,000 PSI to clear out even the toughest clogs. If misused, hydro jetters can cut through metal pipes. With that in mind, it’s important to work with a plumbing expert to have pipes cleared correctly. Not every situation calls for a hydrojetter, but homeowners can rest assured that if a plumbing expert is called in, they’ll know the best way to get outdoor drains and fixtures back in running order. 


When homeowners call RESOLVED HOME SERVICES, they’re choosing to work with a local Huntington Beach expert that cares about their community. For two decades, the RESOLVED HOME SERVICES team has been providing quality plumbing solutions to their clients. From basic pipes cleaning to outdoor fixture installation, their team is happy and ready to help. Give them a call to get started on spring plumbing cleaning today!