Letting Aged Pipes Waste Away
One of the worst things homeowners can do to their plumbing systems particularly those in older homes built from 1945 to 1972, is let their aging pipes decay. Particularly, pipe deterioration occurs quickest in homes equipped with orangeburg sewer pipe, as the tar paper materials these pipes are made of absorb moisture, and as a result, easily deform with pressure.
These sewer pipe systems have a life expectancy of around 50 years; as most were installed prior to 1972, which means their time is almost up. To combat this pipe degrading, the most proactive homeowners will have these pipes replaced before costly, damaging problems develop.
Skipping Routine Checks
Avoiding the above plumbing mistakes, however, cannot make up for general negligence; a vast majority of major plumbing problems can be entirely preventable with routine and annual pipe inspections. For starters, you can diagnose your own pipe and drain problems from home, and check your plumbing performance before the need to call a Green Apple professional ever arises, by evaluating your water meter and water flow on a monthly basis.
However, that does not mean you should forget about professional inspections altogether. In fact, we suggest getting a specialist to look at your home plumbing systems at least once per year, as their trained eyes can catch troubling signs earlier and far more accurately than the average homeowner’s.
Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-315-5564