Homeowners always have something they want to improve in their home, but often plumbing gets last priority. As long as there is water coming out of the pipes, it is hard to justify putting money into the system. Unfortunately, older pipes are often a problem waiting to happen. If you have older plumbing in Queens and are expecting a tax refund, it is a good time to get your pipes evaluated and possibly replaced.
Tax refunds often feel like an unexpected bonus, and many people spend them on frivolous items. A vacation, a new car, or big-ticket electronics are some of the most popular ways Americans use their tax returns. However, putting it into updates in your house can not only increase the value of your home, but eliminate a future emergency that could end up costing you a lot more, in the long run.
How do you know if you need to update your plumbing in Queens? Many old homes in the area still have old galvanized pipes that corrode and clog up over time. Low water pressure, slow running drains, and leaks are just a few signs that your plumbing may need an update. Mold in the walls is another sign that there is a leak somewhere in the system, usually caused by pipe corrosion.
Often, plumbing in Queens is done on an as-needed basis so that you may have a combination of galvanized pipes with some copper replacements. This can present a problem if the upgrade was done by a do-it-yourselfer who did not know to use a dielectric coupling. This is essential because when these two metals touch, corrosion ensues from the contact of dissimilar metals.
If you are going to receive some money due to a tax refund, investing in your plumbing system is an excellent idea. In addition to having increased water pressure and better drainage, you help reduce the possibility of a plumbing emergency happening at a later time when you may not have the time or funds to fix it.
If you live in the Queens area and want to find out more about updating your plumbing, contact Kew Forest Plumbing & Heating. We have been serving the NYC area since 1929, are Angie’s List reviewed, and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Our plumbing experts are happy to assist you with all your plumbing in Queens needs.