Have you recently purchased and older home? If so, you may have concerns about certain aspects of the home that you want to inspect. It can be worth it to hire a plumber to do the following things for you as a new homeowner of an older home.
Older homes are not always up to code when it comes to the pipes and connections used to join everything together. A plumber is going to look at the pipes and make sure that everything is in good shape.
A common problem that you can run into are places where newer copper pipes connect to older, galvanized pipes. These joints need to be made with a dielectric fitting, which prevents corrosion from happening to the copper pipe. If you leave the joint as is, that corrosion can even cause a pipe to burst unexpectedly. Thankfully, it's an easy fix to remove the corroded part of the pipe and install a new dielectric fitting.
Pipe replacement may even be recommended if you have old galvanized plumbing that is rusting on the inside.
Sewer Pipe Inspection
Chances are high that the previous owner had no idea what the state of their sewer piping was when they sold the house. It's a good idea to get an understanding of what you are dealing with so you can be prepared for the future.
Your plumber will use a sewer camera in the main cleanout pipe to see what issues could be problematic to you in the main sewer line. This includes telling you what material the pipe is made out of and if they see issues with tree roots. Tree roots will probably be a recurring issue that you'll need to deal with by hiring a plumber to use a sewer snake to clear them out. The plumber can even take care of this problem the same day if they brought the sewer snake equipment with them.
Water Heater Inspection
Water heaters are appliances that do not last forever. The time will come when they eventually need to be replaced. A plumber can give you an update on the state of your water heater to let you know what kind of maintenance it needs or if replacement is in its near future. At the very least, knowing the age of the water heater can give you a good idea of how many years you have left before replacement is necessary.
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27 June 2019
When I started focusing on plumbing problems, I realized that my home had more than it's fair share. I started thinking about what I needed to do in order to make things right, and it occurred to me that I should hire a professional to fix the problems. It was a little overwhelming at first, but after the plumber went through the property, things were a lot better. This blog is all about the importance of having a professional fix your plumbing problems. Check it out for more information that could help you to enjoy a happier life every day.