Older homes have charm and personality that surpass the allure of modern houses. However, structures with a few decades under their belts come with some unique challenges. Know the following signs that it’s time for a system inspection so that a plumber can catch any problems before you have an expensive emergency on your hands.
When to Call a Plumber for an Inspection
1. 20- to 30-Year-Old Plumbing
Plumbing systems that were built two or three decades ago are more likely to experience problems than newer homes, especially if previous owners didn’t maintain them properly. An inspection informs you and the plumber about their current condition. It also helps determine if there are pressing repairs to handle now or if you need to replace pipes soon.
2. Water-Damaged Walls
Bloated, warped, or discolored walls are signs of leaking pipes. The drywall may develop yellow or brown stains or be soft to the touch. Also, watch for mold or mildew growth. Leaks often occur in the ceiling under a bathroom or in the wall near where the main water line enters the house.
3. Low Water Pressure
Weak pressure is a common issue in older homes or those with troublesome plumbing. It may result from a wide range of problems, so a plumber should diagnose the specific issue. Common offenders include inappropriately sized pipes, clogs, and leaks.
4. Odd Sounds
That screeching or clanging sound coming from your piping isn’t normal; it indicates something is wrong. Usually, there’s air in your system, which becomes a more severe problem if you ignore it for a long time.
Schedule an inspection with the plumbers at Do It Right Plumbing Sewer & Drain Services. This full-service residential and commercial plumbing team offers first-rate services throughout the Twin Cities area. Their licensed staff members are trained in the latest plumbing techniques to provide effective and long-term solutions. They are available seven days a week in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, with quick response times for your emergency plumbing needs. Learn more about what they offer on their website, and call (612) 388-8524 to schedule an appointment.