After struggling for months to make my plumbing system work properly, I started realizing that part of the problem might be the supplies I was using. I began working hard to make sure that things were right, and it became clear to me that I needed to invest in different equipment. It was really incredible to see how much of a difference a few of the right plumbing supplies made, and I was able to get things fixed up. This blog is all about finding great plumbing supplies to make your home better than ever. After all, you never know what you will need to fix.
Are you about to move into a newly purchased home? Have you had the plumbing inspected by a professional plumber yet? If you haven't yet had the plumbing system inspected, now is a good time to do so. Although everything may work right now and it may have passed the appraisal inspection, having an actual plumber come in to take a look at everything is still a good idea. Some of the reasons why you should do so include the following:
Sewer line condition
A pre-purchase inspection rarely, if ever, looks at the sewer line of a residential plumbing system. There could be tree roots growing into the pipe, the pipe could have one or more action figures blocking the path of waste, or the pipes themselves could be starting to decay with age. None of these things can be seen from the surface. By the time the issues become obvious, they may have caused expensive damage. Having the pipe cleaned out and inspected now can help to prevent surprises and extra expenses later on down the line.
The use of lead in solder for drinking pipes was banned in 1986. If your home was built before 1986, chances are good that solder containing lead was used in some or most of the residential plumbing system. Although generally not dangerous, especially after so many years, you may still want to avoid having lead in your home. A professional plumber can check your pipes and let you know it looks like the pipes have been replaced since 1986 or if it appears that the pipes are original to the home. If it does turn out that you have lead-soldered pipes, knowing now can help you start saving up so that you can have them replaced as soon as possible.
Sometimes, when renovating a home or adding on a new room, A homeowner may try to tackle the plumbing on his or her own. In many instances, this can turn out fine. But in other instances, the DIYer should never have touched the plumbing system. A residential plumbing system can be a confusing tangle of pipes at the best of times. Pipes that have been added or redirected incorrectly can cause clogs or low water pressure in the rest of the house. A professional plumber will be able to tell you if there is anything wrong and, if there is, he or she will be able to remedy the situation.