Midland, Odessa, and the surrounding areas have a wide variety of homes, some brand new, and others close to a century old! Some of the vintage classics may be in great cosmetic shape but may need work in some areas you can’t even see. Even if the original plumbing is high-quality, it still experiences wear and tear and will eventually need to be replaced – and that can be a big project! In this post, we’ll discuss a few things you should know about updating or renovating older plumbing.
NEW VS OLD PLUMBING
The Bosworth Company’s plumbers are fully trained in state-of-the-art plumbing methods and techniques. These advanced methods are great for building and maintaining efficient plumbing systems – but they’re a far cry from the same techniques that were used for plumbing that may have been installed during the 1970s or earlier! There are sometimes instances where it just isn’t feasible to maintain an older system. In these cases, the installation of a new system is often required.
Back in the day, different metals were used for piping that may not have the ability to last as long as some of our piping does now. This can be a factor when repairs are needed, as plumbers may need to take a gentler approach when working on older homes.
If your home has truly antique plumbing (say 50 years old or older), there’s also a possibility that it could be difficult to find proper replacement parts. While this can present a challenge, The Bosworth Company’s name, history, and reputation help us secure parts of all kinds as quickly as possible!
WORTH THE CALL
The good news is that the older plumbing is generally a simpler design and easy to manage, but it makes it a little trickier to incorporate into a modern design. The Bosworth Company has been serving customers in Odessa and Midland for more than 70 years! Our plumbers have seen it all and can handle your home no matter the challenge!