The benefits of living in Florida are lengthy — The sun, the heat, and the beach are all benefits of living in Florida. Unfortunately, Some of our favorite things about the Sunshine State can cause pipe problems in your Brevard County home.
Most Common Pipe Problems in Brevard County
Scaling: Water is not the only thing that moves through your pipes. Sediments and minerals flow through and build up inside your pipes.
It is common for Florida homes to have pipe problems such as scale buildup. This leads to various issues, including reduced water pressure and clogs, leading to pipes’ corrosion, which can cause costly leaks.
Installing a water softener can help remove minerals and sediments before they affect your pipes and fixtures.
Pipe Leaks due to Corrosion: A Texas A&M report found that “Corrosion is one of the most common problems affecting domestic water supplies.” Corrosion eventually causes leaks, which could lead to extensive water damage and costly repairs.
Even if you have copper water pipes, you are not necessarily safe from corrosion and pipe problems in your home. Many Brevard County homes have pipe problems due to the water’s lower pH level, which allows chemical reactions to occur, increasing corrosion risk despite their copper pipes.
The best defense is to have a professional Plumber test your water pH levels and replace any pipes with significant corrosion.
Pests: Florida is surrounded by water, and creatures such as frogs, snakes, lizards, and even alligators are common unwanted house guests. Many can enter local water sources to move through the pipes of your house. It is not uncommon for a homeowner to find a lizard or frog in their toilet or shower.
The prospect of living creatures in your pipes is both frightening and dangerous as they reduce the flow of water in your pipes, affecting the efficiency and function of your entire plumbing system.
If this is a common issue for your home, have a plumber snake your drain to loosen a clog. This will remove anything left behind by pests throughout your plumbing as well.
Contact Brevard’s Best Plumbing today if you are suffering any of these common Florida home pipe problems. The earlier we discover the issue, the less the damage will spread. Our licensed, bonded, and insured contractors will help you choose the best course of action for solving your pipe problems. We serve all of Brevard County, FL, and provide free estimates.