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Is it Time for Repiping in Brooklyn?

Invest in Your Home’s Plumbing Now to Avoid Disaster Later

Couple catching leak in buckets show need for repiping your home

Who doesn’t love the character and charm of a classic Brooklyn brownstone? It’s wonderful to see our neighbors living in, restoring and loving these fascinating older homes, but older homes also come with unique challenges. That includes outdated or worn out plumbing.

It’s an extensive process, but depending on your home and the state of its plumbing, repiping may be the best course to protect your family’s health, your home and belongings. A burst pipe can be a home catastrophe that will end up costing more than a proactive repiping.

If you suspect that your home might need plumbing help, your neighborhood experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating can help you figure out whether it needs a simple repair or a whole-home repiping. In business since 1906, we have plenty of experience with Brooklyn’s homes and can put you on the right course for a fix.

Know the Signs

How can you tell that your home is a good candidate for repiping? While infrequent leaks can happen even with the newest plumbing, if you find that you’re calling for repairs often, there might be a bigger problem.

More signs that you might be due for repiping are:

  • Your home is more than 50 years old and has never been repiped.
  • You see pooling water anywhere in the home.
  • Visible pipes have green corrosion spots that you can’t clean off.
  • Black spots caused by lead fittings.
  • Water has a strange color, either murky or a reddish tint from rust.
  • Insufficient water pressure.

A thorough plumbing inspection can diagnose these problems and let you know if repiping is the answer. In addition, if you received a notice from New York City’s Department of Buildings to replace your pipework, you need to do so to stay up to code.

Be Proactive

Any of these signs are reason to worry. Some indicate contaminants are getting into your home’s water. Some, like frequent leaks and low water pressure, might indicate a pipe about to burst. Be proactive about protecting your home and family by scheduling an inspection with Petri Plumbing & Heating today. Just call (718) 748-1254 or contact us online for more information.

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