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Remodeling your home can increase your space, update the style, and add value to the property. While you can reap the rewards from a home remodeling job, these projects bring surprises. That’s why you should hire a professional plumber in Jacksonville, IL, to inspect the house for potential plumbing issues that could delay or add costs to the project. Read on to learn more about common plumbing problems that often show up during home remodeling projects.

Galvanized Pipes

Galvanized pipes were popular in the 1960s as an alternative to lead pipes. However, experts have linked galvanized pipes to the following plumbing problems:

  • Leaks
  • Low water pressure
  • Discolored water

Another issue with galvanized pipes is zinc deposits forming inside and contaminating the drinking water.

You might wonder if you should repipe your home. The best way to make this decision is to have a licensed plumber inspect the pipes to determine their condition before making such an expensive decision.

Vent Issues

Plumbing vents remove gas and odors from the home while allowing fresh air in. Although no running water goes through the vent, it’s still an important part of your home’s plumbing system. The fresh air the vent brings into the home plays a critical role in drainage, so water can move freely through toilets, sinks, and other drains. It balances the drainage system. Outdated or bad vent traps can contribute to clogging. They also cause drains to gurgle and taps to dry out. If you’re doing a bathroom or kitchen remodel, have a plumber check the plumbing vent for peace of mind or to make repairs.

Poor Plumbing Installation

Plumbing issues can also arise from poor plumbing installation, either from DIY jobs or professional jobs done poorly. While it might seem like an extra expense to redo past plumbing installs, it’s important to ensure all plumbing is up to code and won’t cause water damage to your home. Moreover, you could end up saving a considerable amount on labor costs if you address such issues during remodeling since contractors may have an easier time accessing your home’s plumbing.

If a home remodeling job is in the future, thorough planning saves you money. Start the process by contacting HRI Plumbing and scheduling an appointment with a professional plumber to identify potential plumbing issues and suggest repairs.

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