Whether you are planning on moving to Los Angeles
or live here and are experiencing plumbing issues, you may wonder about the common plumbing problems that affect specific LA neighborhoods. In many cases, plumbing problems can be directly related to their geographical area. This means that you need to be aware if you should be expecting a plumbing
issue because of your location.
Is Geography Important?
It is worth noting that just because some homes are affected by particular plumbing issues, you are not guaranteed to suffer the same issues. Each home is a little different, and your circumstances can have an impact. Many neighborhoods in Los Angeles
were built in clusters, so the homes reflect particular eras. While the building materials may have been cutting edge during the 1920s, it doesn’t mean that they meet today’s standards. You should be aware whether your plumbing problem is a one time inconvenience or an indication of a neighborhood wide issue that is only going to get worse.
This area is considered to be one of the most desirable places to reside in Los Angeles. It is famed for its stunning beaches and is characterized by the laid back residents. Unfortunately, there are some plumbing issues that may sour your experience of living in Santa Monica. Clogged drains can be a problem in this neighborhood, particularly on the west side. Clogged drains are not only frustrating, but put homes at risk of sewage backups, flooding and property damage. A backed up, and flooding sink or toilet can cause thousands of dollars of damage including ruined floors, walls, carpeting and electrics. So, if you do live in Santa Monica, you should keep an eye out for the warning signs of a clog and get it addressed quickly.
This area is buzzing with new bars, restaurants, and urbanizations, but for some reason, leaking faucets are a common issue. Many fixtures struggle with the wear of years of water flow, so you may need to be prepared for repairs or replacement of any faucets that can seem to cope. Remember that a dripping faucet can waste thousands of gallons of water, so don’t ignore the problem.
Marina Del Rey:
Unfortunately, one of the most feared plumbing problems can be common in this lovely area of the city; backed up sewer lines. Marina Del Rey is prone to underground lines bursting, which can be spectacularly disruptive if they are not caught in time. A backed up sewer line can cause massive problems, creating unpleasant odors in and around your home. So, if you live in this neighborhood, you need to be alert for the warning signs such as oversaturated patches in your yard and bad smells.
Widely considered the most affluent of neighborhoods, the homes in Beverly Hills are of a high standard. Unfortunately, even homes constructed with the best materials, fixtures, and pipes can suffer from damage over time. Over years of use, wear and tear can be problematic. In this neighborhood, water heaters seem to have an unusually high failure rate. Whether it is due to a corroded line or leaking, your water supply can be affected, leaving you with a massive headache if your water heater unexpectedly fails. Fortunately, regular servicing can provide preventative maintenance and help you to avoid getting stuck with a cold shower.
By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solutions.