Hire a plumber to fix those leaky pipes in your Chicago home
Whether you’re living in an apartment, a condo or a house, it’s no secret that most Chicago homes are slightly antique. Older homes are known for interesting architectural style and eclectic charm, but they definitely require a bit more work than newer homes.
So now that you’ve perhaps purchased that beautiful Victorian home in the Northern suburbs or a condo with loads of antique charm, you’ll likely have to run through a few extra checkpoints, knowing your home isn’t brand new.
After you’ve finished your standard home inspection, there are few additional areas of the house that may need extra attention. In particular, plumbing in older homes is typically comprised of cast-iron drains and brass supply pipes. The same fixtures that give your older home a little extra character can become quite a nuisance to maintain if you don’t have experience in plumbing.
Typical problems with older plumbing include broken water valves, leaky pipes and poor venting systems. In the age of DIY, it may be tempting to use the Internet to help you find a quick fix to your plumbing problems. But think of what’s at stake. Do you really want a ruptured pipe to damage your snazzy designer wardrobe or favorite gadgets?
Enthusiastic DIYers often find that they spend more money trying to do plumbing themselves and eventually end up hiring a professional to finish the job. Our Chicago plumbers are the professionals after all, and the have the know-how and tools to get it done right.
Do you know the tools of the plumber’s trade? We took a camera and few common plumber tools out to downtown Atlanta one afternoon and asked a few (lucky?) people if they could identify their uses. Here’s how they did.
So sleep easy in the Windy City by establishing a relationship with a trusty Chicago plumber. Angie’s List can help you find a plumber that is highly rated by your neighbors. So forget about those leaky faucets and home warranty battles and start your plumber search today!
And hey, maybe you can spend the extra time at a Cubs or Sox game this summer -- no judgments here on which you choose!