Common Florida Plumbing Problems
There are several common plumbing problems that your South Florida home or business may experience. Dripping faucets, leaky pipes, running toilets, low water pressure, a leaking hose bibb, slow or clogged drains, a sump pump failure, and complications with water heaters are all common problems. These problems can arise and become major complications regardless of the location of the plumbing; no matter if you’re a homeowner or renter, or if you’re a business owner or manager, these problems can pop up and impact your finances - and your time.
There are several ways to find and resolve issues with common problems like the ones above. Dripping faucets, leaky pipes, running toilets, low water pressure, slow or clogged drains, and problems with water heaters are all pretty noticeable. However, issues with a sump pump or complications with hose bibbs can be less easy to recognize. Moreover, you can’t guess the composition of a clog in a slow drain, understand why your water heater isn’t distributing hot water properly, or fix a leaky faucet or pipe easily. These things all require a professional plumber to come out and check out the plumbing situation at your Florida home or business.
Causes of Clogs and Leaks
Clogs from a kitchen and clogs from a bathroom are very differently composed and must be solved differently. A kitchen clog is likely made from fats, grease, and foods, whereas clogs in a bathroom may be composed of waste, soap scum, skin and hair deposits, cat or dog hair, and other buildup. These clogs will need different treatments from one another.
Leaking pipes can occur for a variety of reasons. Corrosion, erosion, clogs, tree root invasions, animal infestations, and rusting can all cause leaks inside of pipes. Outward pressure, such as settling, buildings, parking lots, or landscaping/hardscaping can also cause leaks and cracks inside and outside of pipes.
Different kinds of pipes are more susceptible to cracking and fracturing, such as concrete. Clay piping is also prone to cracking and fractures. Pipe materials like cast-iron, copper, and brass are likely to rust, corrode, and erode due to frequent water and waste processing through the pipes. Metal pipes are more likely to corrode, causing them to collapse, leak, or crack.
Call Miranda for Your South Florida Plumbing Issues
If you suspect you may be experiencing some of these plumbing problems, call Miranda Plumbing and Air Conditioning today. We can inspect, clean, repair, and replace your pipes fast and without causing damage to your property.Back to blog