Though there are some plumbing issues that are widespread across the country, some states are more likely to deal with specific problems. The climate and environment of Texas cities cause certain issues to crop up more than others. Following are some of the most common plumbing issues that Texas homeowners deal with.
Hard water is water that has natural minerals in it that have not completely dissolved. The minerals cause a strange taste and smell, debris buildup on dishes, and a plethora of other issues. It is an issue for areas all around the United States, and a common issue for Texas homes.
Slab changes happen because of the ground moving due to a weather phenomenon or other natural occurrence. Areas of Texas that experience heavy rains can encounter slab changes because the ground becomes over-saturated from the water and cannot absorb it all. When the ground moves, it also moves your home. If the foundation of your home moves, it can impact the pipes, causing leaks. Slab change leaks are near impossible to detect because it is difficult to tell the difference between a wet ground from the rain and a wet ground from the leak.
Dripping Fixtures and Running Toilets
Dripping faucets and shower heads and running toilets are common issues all over the United States, and Texas is no exception. Heavy Texas rains can damage city water pipes. During the repair, sediment can get into the water, flow to your home, and create leaks. Not only is it annoying, but it can add a significant amount of money to your water bill. Contact a professional as soon as you can.
Tree roots are another serious cause of Texas plumbing issues. If there are trees growing too close to your home, they can encroach and damage your pipes. They can pierce or harm septic or sewer lines and lead to issues with drainage. If you do not have a professional remove the tree root soon, it can cause a line break, which would require you to replace the entire pipe, and would be extremely costly.