We are so privileged to live an area with such a rich culture, and that longs to keep up our heritage. You can see how much attention and detail that has gone into the upkeep and care of many of the historic homes in our communities. Yes, it is true. Caring for a home that is over 100 years old comes with its own set of issues. However, the charm of owning your own piece of history has value unto itself.
One of the issues that can come up in an older home is that after a while your pipes begin to corrode or fail. If your home is older, you will want to make sure that you are spending extra time checking on your pipes. This extra care will make sure that you are catching a problem before it leads to any real damage. There are many ways you can go about checking this. If you are noticing some low water pressure while you are showering, you could have some piping issues. You will also want to look the color of your water. For example, if you are running a bath what is the color of the water as it first comes out? If you see reddish or brownish water, then your pipes could have rust inside of them that is changing the quality of your water. You can also look at the pipes to see how they are faring. If you notice stains, discolorations, pimples, dimpling or flaking; these are all signs of corrosion. One of the biggest indicators of a piping issue is leaks. Even if the leaks are sporadic, it is a sign that your pipes are failing and need to be replaced.
Regardless of the age of your home, if you are noticing any of the above issues, it’s a good time to call us at NIR Plumbing. We can do an inspection and walk you through what your options are. We hope always to be your first call when you find yourself with a plumbing issue.