New is not always better. Age shouldn't necessarily be a reason to avoid moving into your dream home. And if you've been living in the same house for decades and still feel comfortable there, then why upgrade or downgrade to anything else? However, older homes present complications for the home service industry and nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to plumbing. Considering all the advances that have taken place in the plumbing industry over the past few decades, it's no wonder that it can sometimes be difficult for older equipment to keep up, especially considering the changing needs of your family and general wear and tear. that happens in every home over the years.
Luckily, Earth Care Plumbing is here to help. Read on for our list of the top five plumbing issues to watch out for in older homes, and remember that our plumbers have the training, tools, and experience to do the job in old and new homes alike. in Old Homes Obsolete Pipes If your home is over 30 years old, chances are it was built with piping materials now widely considered to be defective. The most extreme of these was lead, which was first restricted in the 1920s, although it was not completely banned until 1986. However, as dangerous as lead is, it is much less common than galvanized steel. the most popular option until the 1960s.
Coated in a thick layer of zinc to protect your pipes, galvanized steel has proven to be extremely corrosive, causing high levels of rust in drinking water. Later, after galvanized steel went out of fashion, polybutylene became the pipe material of choice at the moment. Although first introduced in the 1970s, polybutylene was standard throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. Unfortunately, it ultimately turned out that the plastic these pipes were made of did not react well with the chemicals in most municipal water systems, causing them to crack and crack years before they should. Fortunately, Earth Care Plumbing provides an expert plumbing repair service to upgrade your home to durable PEX plumbing that will last for decades and decades.
Belly Lines As your house moves and settles over time, the pipes under your house may begin to bow, or "belly", restricting water flow and causing blockages and leaks. In the case of drain and sewer lines, this can lead to toxic sewage seeping into your home or yard, causing a huge mess and posing a serious hazard. Bellies can also cause slab leaks, where water seeps through your home's foundation, causing serious property damage. Be sure to watch out for signs of pope belly, such as slow drains, frequent backflows, unpleasant odors, and lush green patches around your backyards. If you think you are dealing with a bulging line under your house, immediately call ground service plumbing for leak detection.
Our sewer and sewer experts can identify the exact section of piping where the problem is occurring and even suggest redirection of sheet metal leaks to prevent the problem from recurring in the future. Root Intrusion/Bad Sewer Lines Your sewer lines may not be visible, but they should never panic. In addition to the belly, your sewer system will likely face many other challenges as your home ages. This can include sediment buildup and clogs in the lines, as well as tree root intrusion. Root intrusion occurs when the trees (or shrubs) in your yard use the moisture from the sewer lines as a kind of natural fertilizer, growing around and even into the drains.
This can cause serious blockages and water leaks from sewers, making root intrusion a serious problem. Look out for the same signs listed above for root intrusion and other sewer line problems, and don't hesitate to call the Earth Maintenance Plumbing System for a digicam inspection. 'sewer. If we have a problem with any of your lines, our professionals can offer state-of-the-art trenchless sewer line repairs and replacements, allowing us to get your sewer system back in service with minimal disruption to your property. Installations In addition to lack of style, outdated plumbing and fittings also present a more serious risk of chipping, causing leaks and even flooding. This is especially common when significant amounts of limescale have built up on your appliances over time.
Fortunately, Earth Maintenance Plumbing System offers a full service of faucets, fixtures, and sinks to meet all of your needs. We also provide repair and replacement of toilets, if you are constantly dealing with clogs. And to reduce the amount of residual limestone on your installations, we strongly advise you to install a top-of-the-range water softener, which reduces the effects of hard and mineral water while improving its taste. Installation
Few things can damage your plumbing in the long term as badly as improper repairs and installations. A hobbyist who doesn't know how to make the right connections or uses the wrong equipment to troubleshoot can virtually ruin your system for years to come.
Earth Care plumbers are available to help with plumbing emergencies 24/7/365. Simply dial 8337368835 Or you can book online at https://www.earthcarebrands.com/