In our years serving the plumbing needs of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington Counties here in New Jersey, there is one fact that sticks out: Homeowners don’t think of their plumbing until there is an emergency. A burst pipe, a broken toilet, a failing sink fixture or an infuriating slow drip are usually what send our customers to the phone in a panic. And though plumbing emergencies certainly are the time to call in the licensed and certified Anyzek plumbing team, there are some small plumbing investments you can take car of now, that really will pay off in the long run!
Plumbing Updates for Older Homes
If you live in a historical home here in the Gloucester, NJ area, you are likely no stranger to outdated plumbing. Perhaps you’ve turned on your sink and wondered, “why is my water brown all of a sudden?”, or there has been a slow leak in your bathroom that has been there for so long it has just faded into the background noise of your home. Here are a few plumbing updates for older homes that we have seen bring many benefits to our customers throughout Camden County and beyond.
Water Heater Replacement
If you’ve noticed brown water coming from your hot water tap or in the shower, it could be a collection of rust in your outdated hot water heater. These are the signs to look out for when it comes to water heater replacement:
Your water heater that is over ten years old
A puddle of water around the base of your water heater
Loud rumbling noises coming from the water heater
Upgrading to a modern, efficient water heater will not only keep your hot water running clear, but it can save you on your utility bills each month!
Faucet, Toilet & Leak Repair
Over time the faucets and water fixtures in your home will develop deposits and obstructions that can have a negative effect on your water pressure. Plumbing fixtures will also develop leaks over time, which will cost you on your water bill each month, and can cause water damage to other parts of your home. Not to mention that annoying “drip drip drip” sound. With an Anyzek Plumbing Inspection, our certified plumbers will locate and fix any existing leaks in your home.
If the wear and tear on your fixtures is beyond repair, it may be time to replace your faucets, shower heads or toilets. Updating the fixtures and toilets in your home will provide an increase in plumbing efficiency, and add to the overall look of your home’s interior!
Corroded Pipe Replacement
If the pipes of your homes plumbing system have corroded, it could be a plumbing disaster waiting to happen. Corroded pipes are bound to burst eventually, which can cause severe damage to your home or property, and will cost much more to fix than pipe replacement. Your Anyzek plumber will be able to locate any corroded pipes and recommend the best course of action.
Plumbing Updates for Newer Homes
Even if you’ve just moved in, there are some plumbing updates that can greatly improve your quality of life and keep your family safe form a plumbing emergency.
Sump Pump Installation
If your new home does not include a sump pump, now is the time to install one. A sump pump is installed in your basement or crawlspace. When a sump pump detects a certain level of water accumulation, it pumps that water back outside to prevent it from flooding, and damaging the foundation of your home.
Utility Sink Installation
If you have the space in your garage, consider installing a utility sink. A utility sink comes in handy when you are working on a garage project, like changing the oil in your car or a DIY spray painting project. With a sink right there in your garage, you don’t have to carry any dirty, oily parts or wet paint into the house to clean them — just wash them right there in the garage.
Water Hardness Testing
Not sure if the water supply in your new home requires a water softener? We can give you the answers you need. A water softener will decrease the calcium buildup that accumulates on your faucets and showerheads, and will keep your dishwasher operating at its best. Soft water also keeps your family cleaner come bathing time!
The Benefits of Updating your Plumbing
Owning a home is a time consuming responsibility — which is exactly why a little maintenance when it comes to your plumbing goes a long way. Investing in your plumbing now can pay off for years to come, providing benefits like:
Reduced water waste & related costs
Lower risk of pipe burst or main line emergency
A cleaner, safer home
Decreased costs related to water heating
Longer lasting plumbing fixtures
Updated interior look
If you are looking for a licensed and certified plumber in South Jersey, including Gloucester, Wenonah, Cherry Hill, or Voorhees, NJ get in touch with the home comfort experts at Anyzek. Not sure where to start when it comes to understanding the current state of your plumbing? Our multi-point Plumbing Inspection will uncover any underlying issues with your home’s plumbing, so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with making the right plumbing upgrades.