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How Living Near the Ocean Affects Your Home Plumbing

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 Why Do Monterey Residents Experience Low Water Pressure?

Living near the ocean can have a negative impact on your home plumbing. Saltwater corrosion, sand buildup, and mineral buildup can all contribute to low water pressure in Monterey homes.

What Causes Low Water Pressure in Monterey?

  • Saltwater corrosion: Saltwater is highly corrosive, and it can damage your plumbing pipes over time. This is especially true if you have copper or galvanized steel pipes.
  • Sand buildup: Sand can also get into your pipes and cause clogs. This is especially a problem if you have showers or bathtubs that are close to the beach.
  • Mineral buildup: Ocean water contains a variety of minerals, which can build up in your pipes over time. This mineral buildup can reduce water flow and clog faucets and pipes.

What Can You Do to Improve Water Pressure in Your Monterey Home?

There are a few things you can do to improve water pressure in your Monterey home:

  • Clean or replace your showerhead. A clogged showerhead can restrict the flow of water. Remove and clean your showerhead regularly, or consider installing a high-pressure showerhead.
  • Check for leaks. Leaks in your plumbing system can steal water pressure. Inspect your plumbing for leaks regularly and have them repaired promptly.
  • Consider a water softener. Hard water can cause mineral buildup in your pipes, which can reduce water pressure. A water softener can help reduce mineral buildup and improve water pressure.
  • Upgrade your pipes. Old or corroded pipes may not be able to handle the water pressure you need. If you have low water pressure and old pipes, consider upgrading your pipes.
  • Contact a professional. If you've tried all of the above and you're still having problems with low water pressure, contact a professional plumber. They can diagnose the problem and recommend the best solution.

Call Family Home Plumbing Today

If you have any problems with your home plumbing, be sure to call a professional plumber immediately. Family Home Plumbing is a family-owned and operated plumbing business serving the Monterey Peninsula. We offer a wide range of plumbing services, including drain cleaning, leak detection and repair, water heater repair and replacement, garbage disposal repair and replacement, toilet repair and replacement, and repiping. We also offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services.

Call us today at 831-998-3858 to schedule a service and mention this blog post to receive 10% off!