Top 3 Plumbing Emergencies in Florida and How To Prevent Them


Stay in your home long enough and a plumbing emergency is likely to occur.  Homeowners who are proactive and take the precautions necessary to prevent such plumbing emergencies in Florida are that much less likely to deal with the drama of a flood or other costly damage.  In fact, simply being aware of the many different plumbing emergencies will make it easier for you to identify the signs of these issues and act quickly to prevent extensive damage.  Let's take a look at the top plumbing emergencies and what you can do to prevent them.

Blocked Toilets and Drains

Clogged toilets and blocked drains are the most common plumbing emergencies in Florida.  Thankfully, most homeowners are able to solve these problems on their own.  If you have a toilet plunger in the bathroom, use it on the clogged toilet or blocked drain to loosen the obstruction.  However, there is a chance the problem will be even more serious and necessitate the assistance of our experience Florida plumbers.

Blocked sink drains and toilets are especially common in houses where young kids live.  If you have not taught your kids which items are allowed to be flushed and which are not allowed to be flushed, your little ones are likely to put just  about anything in the toilet bowl.  You should also tell your kids which items are not to be put down the sink drain.  As an example, paper towels, napkins, grease, oils an fats should not be put in the toilet or tossed in the drain.  If you notice water is slow to move down your drain, address the problem right away so it does not worsen.  If the plunger does not work, refrain from putting draino or another chemical-laden cleaner in the drain.  Drain cleaner chemicals will damage your home's pipes with repeated use.  Your better course of action is to ask for assistance from our Florida Plumbers.

Burst Pipes

Burst pipes are especially common in Florida.  Low temperatures are a big reason pipes burst, but not always.  It is possible for your home's pipes to burst from unregulated water pressure to pipe corrosion heightens the chances of a burst pipe. It is in your best interest to regulate and monitoring water pressure. If the water pressure is elevated, your home's pipes are that much more likely to burst.  Our experienced plumbing crew is here to test the flow of water in your plumbing system to ensure it is at the proper pressure.  If we find the pressure is too high, we will apply a valve to reduce the pressure to a safe level.

Leaky Fixtures and Faucets

Leaky fixtures are caused by an array of issues, many of which can be prevented with regular plumbing maintenance.  Lean on our expert plumbers for a thorough evaluation of your home plumbing system and we will identify corrosion, deteriorated or worn seals and other issues that have the potential to lead to structural damage.  We will repair or replace the faulty fixtures before significant damage occurs to protect the integrity of your home plumbing system and your budget.

Erica's Emergency Plumbers Are Here to Help 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Our Florida Plumbers and restoration specialists are available 24/7.  If you have any type of plumbing emergencies in Florida, give us a call at (561) 245-7435.  We will prioritize your plumbing emergency, perform the necessary repairs or replacement and get your home plumbing system back in working order as quickly as possible.