Renovating an old house often requires more than just putting in modern appliances and countertops. There will typically be damage to the home’s infrastructure, such as its plumbing and wiring, as well. This is simply because of the way age affects all things. Repairing old plumbing is different from simply performing ongoing maintenance. Problems such as sediment, general corrosion, and weakened joints are common in aged systems. Therefore, it is important that you hire the best plumbing company in NYC.
Here are a few things you can expect such a plumbing company to do:
Inspect Everything to the Fullest Possible Extent
A complete inspection is needed to see exactly what’s going on and recommend a plumbing renovation plan. It used to be that the only pipes that could be inspected were those that were directly visible. However, thanks to plumbing cameras and other newer inventions, it is usually possible to examine the pipes without any major carpentry work or breaking walls.
Replace Pipes Deemed Not Worth Repairing
The inspection will likely reveal sections of pipe that have become so corroded or clogged that it is best just to pull them out and replace them. Once this is done, you will get ones that are made according to modern specifications and codes.
Fix Leaky Joints and Unclog Pipes
Pipes often spring leaks at their joints before the pipes themselves fail. In these cases, it may be possible to simply reseal these joints. Otherwise, they will be replaced along with other failed plumbing parts. Clogging is a common problem with all plumbing, so the repair stage will also include any needed unclogging work.
Install New Fixtures
Once the infrastructure aspect has been taken care of, have the plumbing company go ahead and help with the cosmetic part of your project. They will install new fixtures so that you can be sure you will not end up with leaks from faucets, sinks, and other likely targets of a renovation.
To get a plumbing company that can handle all of the water-related aspects of your renovation, just contact Kew Forest Plumbing. We will be glad to help you bring your home back to its former glory and functionality.