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Plumbing problems of an old home

Are you among those who have a fetish for those vintage houses? Then you must always be on the search. It is great to have an old house as a possession but while buying one you should go beyond the surface. It is important that you have a close look at the plumbing of the house because older houses tend to have a lot of plumbing problems.

There are many houses which have galvanized piping. A galvanized pipe is made of steel covered with a layer of zinc to protect it. But the zinc corrodes from the piping over time, which causes the pipes to fail from the inside. In turn, this leads to different problems like stopped-up toilets and faucets and low water pressure. Sediment will fill the pipes as they corrode, thereby blocking water flow.
Some older homes have these kinds of pipes. Concrete pipes won’t deteriorate; however, they will shift and move under the home’s foundation. Cast iron pipes, on the other hand, will deteriorate over time just like the galvanized pipes but can eventually disappear.

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Have a professional check the foundation of the property - in addition to the deteriorating pipes it is also possible that tree roots have strangled the property’s sewer lines. To prevent expensive future repairs, ask a trained plumber to check the foundation of the sewer lines and septic systems of the property.

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