Have you recently decided to move from that small apartment into a refreshing brownstone? While you may be in love with the beautiful exterior, there could be some problems that lie deep underneath. As is the case with several historic homes, renovations may be needed to keep the house in working order and up to code.
When determining what upgrades to purchase, consider your brownstone’s plumbing system. At Petri Plumbing & Heating, we have experience when it comes to historic houses. The truth of the matter is many older homes have outdated piping systems that could cause problems for your newly purchased brownstone.
Signs You Need Plumbing Upgrades
There are a few signs brownstone homeowners can look for to indicate the need for plumbing upgrades:
- Age of the home: Many historic homes can be over 70 years old. Housing codes were much different during that time, which could create a problem keeping the system up to code. For example, lead pipes were common over 50 years ago. If your home has lead pipes, those would need to be replaced immediately. Older pipes are also more susceptible to corrosion and system failure.
- Inefficient water flow: If the water in your shower is flowing slowly, the piping may be the problem. Water flow can be restricted in older pipes, causing less movement for showers, toilets, washing machines and sinks. Upgrading your plumbing system and repiping will help solve that problem.
- Consistent plumbing issues: If your plumbing system is in working order, there would be no reason for your plumber to receive weekly or monthly calls for repairs. Consistent system failures are a sign that something is wrong with the home’s plumbing. Considering plumbing upgrades would be the optimal choice.
Brooklyn Plumbing & Brownstone Experts
With years of experience in historic homes, our team is the perfect option for your brownstone renovation. If you are ready to make the leap and upgrade your brownstone, give the Brooklyn plumber a call!