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Four Seasons Plumbing highlights common plumbing problems for owners of Asheville’s historic homes

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Historic and vintage homes in the Asheville area offer charm and craftsmanship, but their antique plumbing systems can be a challenge. Four Seasons Plumbing, a family-owned and -operated plumbing company serving the Asheville and Hendersonville areas, encourages owners of older homes to familiarize themselves with their plumbing and learn about the problems that can be associated with old pipes.

“We’re fortunate to have a large stock of older and historic homes in the area that have been maintained or restored,” said Max Rose, owner of Four Seasons Plumbing. “They’re a real asset to Asheville. But sometimes even the most beautiful renovations overlook the plumbing, which isn’t as noticeable as hardwood floors or period architectural details. It takes extra effort to maintain or replace old plumbing, but it’s worth it if it prevents a major loss of water, property damage or even illness.”

“During the current situation, that means that we’re taking every step to ensure that the health and safety of our customers and Four Seasons team members is our top priority.”

Some of the most common problems that can be found in plumbing systems installed before the 1980s include:

  • Old materials: Even the best-maintained metal and alloy pipes begin to corrode and break apart after 50 or 60 years. The accumulated material can slow the flow of water through the system and lower the home’s water pressure or even lead to serious backups and a ruptured pipe. Corroding pipes can also release potentially toxic chemicals into the water system. If the tap water is discolored or consistently has an unpleasant smell or taste, a professional inspection is urgently recommended.
  • Out of date fixtures: Faucets, knobs, valves and supply line connections from previous generations were less efficient than their modern counterparts when they were installed. After decades of use, they can be a significant source of wasted water. It’s best not to take chances – a broken valve or supply line can quickly result in major water damage and expensive repairs.
  • Damaged sewer lines: The pipes connecting a home water supply to the sewer are especially prone to damage from natural forces – the weight of the earth and the elements take their toll after a few decades, and tree roots can squeeze or even break through a metal pipe. Sewer pipes take a beating on the inside, too, and years of grease, oil, soap and waste can accumulate, slowing the flow of water or even causing a serious backup.

Rose urges the owners of historic or period homes to work with a professional to assess the current status of their home’s plumbing.

“There are a lot of plumbing projects that a savvy homeowner can do,” Rose said. “But when it comes to dealing with aging, compromised plumbing, we recommend calling our trained service experts for a consultation. We want every family to be safe, and we are trained in uncovering hidden repairs or future hazards.”

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Max Rose

Max Rose is the owner of Four Seasons Plumbing, a plumbing company in Asheville, North Carolina.