Every city has its own unique plumbing problems that plague its residents. San Antonio is a great place to live, but it is not immune to plumbing issues. If you’re planning on moving to the San Antonio area and are wondering what kind of common plumbing problems you may run into, read below to find out what they are and how you can avoid them.
Problems in older homes
San Antonio is full of older houses with history and character, which are in turn filled with a whole host of problems with plumbing. If you plan on purchasing an older house, keep in mind that you will have to prepare for a variety of plumbing issues. Your home may be full of galvanized pipes, which are steel pipes that have become covered in a layer of zinc. Over time, these pipes can lead to leaks, water pressure issues and stopped-up plumbing. Older homes can also have problems with shifted pipes, which can lead to cracks in your home’s foundation. Finally, older plumbing systems may have experienced repairs from well-meaning but inexperienced homeowners, which can lead to problems down the line when said repairs fail. If you’re worried that your home may not have a properly functioning plumbing system, contact a professional plumber to ensure that everything is working properly.
In addition to issues with plumbing systems themselves, you will need to be aware of potential threats posed by the water running through your plumbing system. San Antonio plumbing also has to deal with some of the hardest water in America. San Antonio’s water is sourced from the Edwards Aquifer, which deposits minerals into the water system. Water hardness varies depending on the location of your home. If you live in an area with particularly hard water, over time your pipes will experience a mineral buildup and fixture corrosion. Hard water can also lead to sediment buildup in your water heater, which over time will reduce efficiency of your heater and potentially cause a need for repairs.
If you’re concerned about potential plumbing problems in your San Antonio home, contact Mr. Plumber for all your service and repair needs. With over 40 years of experience, Mr. Plumber is equipped to perfectly serve you and your family.