There are many reasons why many Connecticut residents prefer to live in older houses. The majority of older homes throughout the state were built using high quality materials and exude much more charm and character than many of the cookie-cutter style models of modern homes. They usually contain aesthetically pleasing hardwood floors with beautiful windows. It may also be more cost-effective to buy an older home and perform renovations, rather than build a new home from the ground up.
However, some of the down-sides to moving into an aging house is that it was built using methods and materials that are dated by today’s standards, and are typically not as efficient as modern structures. For instance, the layout of your bathroom and kitchen plumbing may not be holding up to modern standards. In the past, steal piping was used for plumbing instead of copper or plastic piping which is most commonly used these days. The complications that can occur with older steel pipes is that they will eventually rust and deteriorate, which will be a catalyst for pipe leaks and cloggings.
Another issue with many older homes, is they are not built with the proper plumbing ventilation standards of today. Plumbing ventilation and trap is essential in carrying exhaust and sewer gasses from out of the house. In older homes, the trap installations that are used for bathtubs and floor drains are more susceptible to clogging and are much less sanitary than modern trap installations. It is recommended that you have these older traps and ventilation systems replaced and upgraded.
The plumbing problems associated with older homes will typically require a great deal of remodeling for your kitchen or bathroom because the dimensions and materials that are utilized in up to date plumbing are much different than older plumbing practices. For residents living in Fairfield County, Westchester County and surrounding Connecticut and New York, If you are interested in updating the plumbing for your kitchen or bathroom, you can contact the Connecticut plumbing professionals at Schede Plumbing and Heating for a free consultation and estimate. Bathroom and kitchen remodeling is our specialty and we can handle every aspect of your project, including vanities, countertops, electrical work, plumbing, tiling, construction and more without the need for subcontractors.
Schede Plumbing and Heating provides kitchen and bathroom renovations, drainage repair, hot water heater installation and maintenance services, tankless water heaters, generators, air conditioning, general pluming repairs and installations, new construction, well pumps, and general heating installation and repair services. Our service area includes the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut and New York: Fairfield, Greenwich, Stamford, Westport, Westchester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Rye. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!