Sometimes we find out that our plumbing is no longer up to snuff with building codes and we have to have it redone. This can be because plumbing codes have changed since the house was built or because it was never right to begin with. Either way, the plumbing isn’t good enough to continue as it is. The real question is, how do you know when you need your plumbing redone? Without further ado, here are signs you need your plumbing redone.
Call a Professional
The first step whenever you’re dealing with plumbing is to call a professional. While many of us know one or two things about plumbing, it’s unlikely we’ll know what’s out of code. That’s why you need to call professional plumbers in your area to take a look. If you live in Toronto, the best team for the job is the team at POM Plumbing. If you suspect there’s something wrong with your plumbing, we can come check it out, diagnose the problem, and get to work on fixing it.
What are the Signs?
While you may not have all the knowledge it takes to determine that your plumbing needs to be overhauled, you might be able to spot the signs. There are frequently signs that your plumbing has something fundamentally wrong with it. So, here are some things to look out for that might spell bad things for the future of your current plumbing.
Continuous Drainage Issues
Drains can stop draining for all kinds of reasons. Frequently, draining can be interrupted by accumulated hair, a dead rodent in the pipe, a break in the pipe, among other things. Drain cleaning fluids like Drano are bad for your pipes, but you may have tried using them only to find that they didn’t solve the problem. A professional may have even come out to your home and done their best to fix the issue, only for you to find your shower or sink is back to its old ways the next day.
If you find that your drain is continuously refusing to drain, it’s probably not a simple clog. It might be time to ask your local plumber to see if your plumbing stands up to code.
The reason this is often a problem with outdated plumbing is because our plumbing code dictates certain things so that everything runs smoothly. If your drain pipe is too narrow, it may not be able to stand up to the heavy flow of water. If your pipes are connected wrong, the water draining from the washing machine may be overloading pipes meant for the shower drain. There are many reasons why drains can stop working due to incorrect plumbing. Let POM Plumbing take a look and solve the root of the problem.
If you want to know more about signs you need your plumbing redone, click here to check out part 2. If you want to make an appointment with the professionals, give us a call at POM Plumbing. We’re the number 1 plumbing team in Toronto and we look forward to helping you fix your plumbing problems.