by Zona on September 13, 2013

Thinking about buying a home?

 

Indianapolis PlumberOften overlooked, your new home's plumbing could be the difference between love at first sight and a spiteful wife. Old or shoddy plumbing can cause a host of problems, such as; low pressure, discolored water, foul odors and leaks. It's best to have a plumbing inspection before you buy, but if you forgot, it's never too late.

Protecting your investment is essential, and there are few things more damaging to your new home than water. A burst pipe and leaking joints are common culprits, but they give warnings, warnings a trained plumber will notice. Untended leaks will promote the growth of mold, cause rust, warp walls and ceilings, ruin carpets and seriously devalue your house.

Cold showers are nothing to write home about, neither is trying to wash your hair with a water fountain. Heating and water pressure difficulties, while supremely aggravating, can be indicative of much larger and expensive problems. Low pressure could mean a faulty repair, a leak or frozen pipes, and water heating issues could be something as simple as a pilot light or as expensive as a bad unit. Don't take chances; nobody wants to hear the bone-chilling screams of a loved one who ran out of hot water in the morning.

Lead is a neurotoxin, you can't taste it, you can't smell it, and you can't see it. The only way to know is to have your water tested. If your home is more than 80 years old, unless recently renovated, chances are good your pipes are lead. If you have even the slightest reason to believe you may have lead pipes, the health and safety of you and your loved ones is at stake. Have them professionally inspected.

It only takes a few hours, and it is never a waste. Even if your plumber tells you everything is fine, at least you have peace of mind. When the alternative is thousands of dollars in damages to your possessions, property, and the potential health risks to your family, hiring a professional plumber seems a small price to pay.

Looking for a reliable residential plumber in the Indianapolis area? Call Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Service at (317) 881-9536 and get started today!

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