Orlando Plumbing Vandalism

Orlando Florida is starting to rebound as far as the economy but with unemployment still high there is a growing trend in Orlando plumbing vandalism. The main problem is in the older Orlando homes typically from mid 90’s and under. Most of the Orlando plumbing in this time frame was copper piping which its value has soared causing a growing amount of plumbing vandalism. Most of the Orlando homes affected are homes that are vacant. Thieves will go in at night and rip the copper pipe right out of the home causing thousands in damage for maybe 50 to 100 dollars in scrap copper.

We at Drain Genie Plumbing work for many property managers and realtors and many times they call and say there is a small plumbing leak to be repaired and when we arrive the copper is gutted and the house needs a complete plumbing repipe. When you purchase a house in Orlando or Florida it is a good idea to hire a licensed Orlando plumber to perform a thorough inspection of your Orlando plumbing. This will ensure that nobody has tampered with your plumbing. Many people think that this is only a problem with plumbing that is inside your home but there are also a lot of plumbing outside your home of great value.

Many homes also have a device called a backflow preventer this is made out of brass and like copper, brass has scrap value. It is usually located next to the home and is easily targeted by thieves. These devices are not cheap either. They usually run about 350 and up to have a plumber in Orlando install. You can protect them by pouring a small concrete pad around it and mount a cage around it. This will definitely deter a thief. If you need a plumbing inspection in Orlando call Drain Genie Plumbing at 407-490-1230.

Orlando Plumbing Vandalism
Orlando Plumbing Vandalism

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