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4 Common Plumbing Problems in Port St. Lucie, Florida

 

Along Florida’s Treasure Coast lies the idyllic town of Port St. Lucie. The town has experienced a population boom during the 2000’s, so many of the houses here are fairly new and free from major home repair issues. That doesn’t mean the things never go wrong, however, and there are a few plumbing issues that plague residents. Fortunately, Cooke’s Plumbing is ready to tackle them all. Here are the four most common problems we see during the summer months.

 

Dripping Faucets

 

The sound of a leaky faucet can drive you crazy and significantly increase the size of the checks you write to the City of PSL each month. Whether it’s time to replace the washers in your faucet or replace the unit altogether, Cooke’s Plumbing gets the job done quickly and efficiently so you can stop listening to that annoying drip.

 

Clogged Drains

 

Clogged drains are inconvenient and can start to smell quickly in the summer heat of Port St. Lucie. Fortunately, modern technology allows the licensed plumbers at Cooke’s Plumbing to break through clogs using water pressure rather than traditional snake drains. Old fashioned clog cleaners used a metal spoon to clear clogs but thrashed against the side of the pipe walls. This is potentially damaging to the PVC pipes in the newer homes of Port St. Lucie’s Tradition area as well as dangerous for the aging cast iron pipes popular in houses of the 50’s and 60’s. New technology makes unclogging a drain simple and safer for both the pipes and the plumber.

 

Septic Issues

 

Some of the homes in the area were built in the 50’s and 60s and still rely on their original septic systems. Nothing ruins a beautiful Florida day like the smell of waste baking in your backyard, so it’s important to have your septic system inspected often and repaired at the first sign of trouble. Cooke’s Plumbing has been working with the septic systems of Port St. Lucie since 1958, so you can count on us to get your problem fixed and your yard cleaned up.

 

Sewer Line Back Ups

 

Given that the population of Port St. Lucie exploded from 88,000 to more than 155,000 in just a decade, it’s no surprise that the sewer system sometimes needs a little help keeping up. Cooke’s Plumbing can help you tackle sewer line backups and clogs to get your plumbing flowing smoothly once again.