Does your historic home need some work? Whether the floor creaks, the roof leaks or there’s a terrible draft, we still love our borough’s oldest houses and brownstones. But sometimes, fixing up what’s on the surface isn’t enough to protect your belongings and family from disaster. Sometimes, your walls can hold darker secrets.
Luckily, an expert Brooklyn plumber at Petri Plumbing & Heating can help you out. Not only can we inspect your home’s plumbing to spot potential issues, but we’ve got more than a century of experience working on these homes, and we know many of them like the back of our hand. Here’s why you should talk to us before you start putting up drywall.
Homes in this borough can be old. Really old. They’ve lived long lives before us, serving as multi-generation homes, apartment buildings and everything in-between. But after a while, some things start to take a toll on the plumbing. Hairline cracks and pinhole leaks might be invisible, but when the drywall in your living room caves in from the moisture or your basement floods, you’ve got a problem.
Even worse, many older plumbing installations used copper or lead pipes and lead-based solder, which we now understand to cause serious harm, especially in children. While these systems may not cause immediate problems, it’s better to have them replaced with modern, non-toxic materials as soon as possible.
Sewer and drain pipes from your home can also break down over time. Long ago, these were made from terracotta and other soft materials. These pipes can be damaged by shifting soil or foundations, tree roots and construction. Replacing these can save you from a nasty and destructive sewer backup.
Who better to help you bring your historic Brooklyn home into the modern age than one of the oldest, most-trusted plumbing companies in the borough? If you need help getting your pipes in order, contact Petri Plumbing & Heating online or give us a call at (718) 748-1254.