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4 Common Plumbing Problems in Old Homes

Old houses are charming but come with unique plumbing challenges. Compared to modern houses, their plumbing systems may be outdated and harder to maintain. When facing plumbing issues in older homes, it’s best to seek professional help. Werrlein Services in Maryland offers expert residential plumbing services for old and new houses.

Here are 4 common plumbing problems to look out for in older homes:


Outdated Plumbing System

Older homes may have galvanized steel, polybutylene, or copper pipes that corrode, break down and crack over time. Upgrading to a durable PEX piping system can prevent leakage and last for several decades.


Bellied Pipes

As houses age, pipes may start to belly, causing slow drains, back-ups, and unpleasant smells. Professional plumbers can locate and repair the affected plumbing line or reroute the slab leak to prevent future problems.


Sewer Line Issues

Sewer lines in older homes may suffer from clogs, sediment build-up, or tree root intrusion. Werrlein Services offers cutting-edge trenchless sewer line repair and replacement to get your sewer system up and running with minimal disruption to your property.


Limescale Buildup

Older homes may have hard water that causes limescale buildup on plumbing fixtures and pipes. This can lead to reduced water flow and other issues.


If you’re dealing with old fixtures, bellied pipes, leaking sewer lines, or limescale formations, don’t waste time searching for plumbing companies online.

Call Werrlein Services for affordable and high-quality plumbing services in Maryland. We proudly service Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, and neighboring areas. Schedule your appointment now! 

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