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Common Plumbing Issues Every Coral Springs Homeowner Faces

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As a Coral Springs homeowner, the maintenance of the plumbing system in your home is essential for comfort, convenience, and overall functionality. Without a properly functioning plumbing system the peaceful, South Florida life you know and love can be disrupted with costly, catastrophic, and yes, even stinky problems.

Whether you’ve just moved to Coral Springs to put down roots in a new home or are a long-time resident struggling to deal with recurrent plumbing problems, we’ve got you covered.

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Read on to learn more about 8 common plumbing problems homeowners face and when it might be time to call a plumber in Coral Springs.

1. Leaks

Everything from the upstairs toilet to the outdoor water spigot is susceptible to some kind of leak from time to time. Some leaks are easy to spot right away. For example, it’s hard to miss pooled water under the kitchen sink or a strange puddle in the middle of the laundry room.

Unfortunately, many leaks aren’t noticeable immediately. Something as simple as a dripping faucet may not catch your attention for weeks or worse, months later.

No matter what kind of leak, every homeowner deals with them at some point. The real issue is determining the root cause of the leak and to be on the safe side, it’s always best to call a local plumbing company. .​​​

2. Corrosion

Pipe corrosion can occur for several reasons in Coral Springs and across South Florida. Corrosion can occur because of older pipes that become damaged over time or it can occur because of naturally occurring rust. Sometimes corrosion can be caused by wastewater passing through over many, many years.

Sometimes, we never know what causes corrosion in plumbing pipes. The issue becomes that corrosion causes pipes to burst, crack, or in worst cases, literally deteriorate beyond the point of use.

3. Tree Root Invasions

Believe it or not, root invasions are one of the most common causes of plumbing problems in Coral Springs. It’s perhaps the trade-off for not having to worry about busted pipes from freezing in the winter months.

Since Coral Springs is home to the many large trees that have deep, extensive root systems including oak and cypress trees, it’s easy to see how that can create an issue. As the trees grow and the roots age, they begin to spread through the ground. The older a tree becomes, the bigger its root system becomes. Eventually, many root systems wind up growing through plumbing pipes causing leaks. Or, the root systems grow around plumbing pipes, causing breakages or other types of damage.

To stay on the safe side, it’s always best to call a local Coral Springs plumber before committing to any extensive landscaping.

4. Severe Weather

It’s no secret and no surprise that Coral Springs experiences hurricane weather during hurricane season (from June to November) each year. Strong winds and heavy, sudden rainfall can cause a lot of different plumbing issues.

The excess water sometimes overwhelms the drain systems which can eventually cause blockages in neighborhoods. Plus, the damage your property sustains throughout a storm can impact your plumbing even more. Fallen trees or debris may cause blockages or, worse, extensive damage.

Any time a storm is predicted, it’s best to do some minor prep work to save your plumbing in the long run.

5. Clogged Drains

Unfortunately, everyone deals with a clogged drain from time to time. It’s one of those pesky, but commonly recurring plumbing problems. Clogged drains happen in the kids bathroom upstairs because too much toothpaste and hair found its way into the sink drain. They happen in the kitchen because food particles or grease accidentally sneaked their way past the drain strainer.

6. Slow Drains or Blockages

Since most of the plumbing system of a home is located underground, it’s very easy to forget about it until there’s a larger problem. One of the most common examples of this are fully clogged drains like we explained above and slow moving drains.

When the drain isn’t quite clogged, but you’re still noticing slow moving water, gurgling, or strange, damp smells emanating from the drain, it can be a sign of a more serious issue. It can happen to every kind of drain, too.

7. Low or Changed Water Pressure

Extremely low water pressure can be quite a nuisance. It’s a pain to try and shower under a trickle or wash a load of towels quickly. Beyond an aggravation, changes in your water pressure signal something much deeper.

With water pressure that is too high, the plumbing system can experience too much stress. Ultimately, large volumes of water forced through at a high rate can damage pipes and more. Extremely low water pressure can indicate a clogged or corroded pipe, a crack in the main water pipe, and more.

If you’re unsure if the change in water pressure is serious, one thing you can do is check for water hammer. Water hammer is a direct result of a sudden change in water pressure, which then causes the pipes to vibrate.

Whether you’ve noticed low water pressure, sudden high water pressure, or intermittent water pressure, call in a professional plumber in Coral Springs to be better safe than sorry.

8. Water Heater Issues

Few things are more unpleasant than an ice-cold shower when you are looking forward to a hot one. Of course, many other issues come from water heater problems such as a lack of hot water for sanitized dishes or laundry.

So many factors contribute to your water heater. It could be sediment buildup, age, a thermostat issue, a pilot light issue, a corroded valve, faulty insulation of a tankless heater, and more. Regardless, it’s best to count on a professional to handle this pesky plumbing problem fast.

Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric Is Your Trusted Coral Springs Plumber

Regardless of which common plumbing problem you’re facing, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric can handle it all. With a dedicated, experienced team of licensed professional plumbers, you’re guaranteed quality service every step of the way.

In addition to solving common plumbing problems, we offer a comprehensive list of plumbing services including plumbing fixture installation, gas and odor leak detection, slab leak detection, pipe relining and more.

Call today, 1-800-475-1504 or schedule your service online.

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