Older homes have a wonderful charm that draws people to them. However, those beautiful older homes have quite a few problems with the pipes that require a plumber with a local plumbing company to inspect and provide services that range from drain repair to complete drainage system installation.
1. Drain Problems
Just about every older home experiences a number of plumbing problems. A top issue is the drainage system in the home. The drainage system was installed at the time the home is built. An older home experiencing a lot of settling in the foundation and movement over the years. Over time, debris and sediment start to settle in the pipes and drainage system. This leads to a blockage in the drainage system that requires immediate drain repair, before the problem escalates.
2. Obsolete Pipe Material
Older homes are filled with pipes that are made out of an obsolete material. Typically, the pipes were made out of galvanized steel. At one time, this material was the top material available for installation in a residential home or business. Over the years, this type of pipe material starts to erode, leading to complete pipe failure. Generally, the pipes send the occupants a warning, before complete failure. This might include a drop in water pressure, stopped up sinks, stopped up toilets, and stopped up faucets.
3. Aging Pipes
Once again, the pipes and sewage system in older homes were installed with material that has a limited lifespan. Many of the older homes were filled with galvanized pipes, which have a life expectancy of around 40 to 50 years. Other homes were filled with copper pipes, which had a life expectancy of around 60 to 80 years. PVC drain pipes last about 50 to 70 years. Consequently, a home that was built more than 80 years ago, probably requires a plumber or local plumbing company to install an entirely new drainage and pipe system through the house.
4. Fix Bad Repairs
Over the years, the average property owner probably resorts to hiring a local handyman to repair the drainage system or plumbing in the home, while others attempt the repairs themselves. The fact is that nonprofessionals make critical mistakes that damage the very system that they are attempting to repair. In fact, quite a few of the bad repairs are dangerous and might financially drain the property owner. Avoid costly mistakes and hire a professional licensed plumber for all major and minor repairs. The experts at Drain Rescue Plumbers are capable of providing you with further information.
5. Improper Installation
Plumbers see it all the time. The property owner hires a friend or a handyman to install their water heater, pipes, drainage, or even install a new sink. The amateur installation caused all kinds of hazards and abnormal conditions on the property. The fact is that a plumber is the one to call for correct installation. This licensed professional will inspect the installation area and determine the condition of the surrounding pipes, before proceeding forward. If the plumbing components are in good shape, the professional will proceed with the installation. If not, they will offer the customer other options.
Watch out for any of the above plumbing issues in your older home. If any of the issues currently exist, contact a professional plumbing company for more information.