If you have a vehicle that is inching up on 100,000 or more miles and rolled off the assembly line a good number of years ago, you will most likely find yourself establishing a good relationship with a local mechanic. As your vehicle ages, it is a given that more things will need to be repaired and replaced. The same holds true for plumbing in an older home. That is why establishing a relationship with a reliable plumbing contractor is important, especially with a home that was built a decade or more ago.
One of the first things to learn from your plumbing contractor is whether your home has a pipe material that is problematic. There are several materials that have been used in the past that have known issues and can fail prematurely with little to no warning. Other materials can pose health problems and should be replaced.
It is also possible that your home’s plumbing doesn’t meet current building codes. While it may be grandfathered so you aren’t required to make changes, it is important to note that there are reasons for each code regulation and some modifications can be more critical than others. You should have all the facts, so you can decide if you want the plumbing contractor to make changes. It might also be that you would be required to make certain upgrades when you sell your home.
If you want a plumbing contractor you can trust to give you straight answers about your home’s plumbing and provide honest recommendations for any changes, reach out to us at Hall’s Plumbing. We are happy to schedule an inspection and inform you of any issues we find. Call today to learn more.