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building a home addition - what you should know

When building an addition to an existing home, many things can go wrong. If you don't know what you are doing, the addition may not be structurally sound, it may leak water and the electrical system could put the entire home at risk of a fire. When I added two bedrooms to the back of my house, I thought that it was going to be an easy project that could be completed in no time. Little did I know that there is a lot of planning that goes into this type of project. This blog will show you what you need to know before you begin building an addition.


Have Yellow Water Coming Out Of Your Faucets? Call A Plumber Today

The water coming out of your faucets shouldn't be tinged with a yellow color or any color deeper like orange or red. If you can see water discoloration coming out of some of the faucets, you'll want to call a plumber right away.

This could mean the water is unsafe to use, and you don't want stains or odors. Talk with a plumbing professional about the following concerns that could be causing your water issues.

Rusty Piping

If the pipes are decades old and you don't think the plumbing in the house was maintained well, there could be corrosion and rusting internally. The pipes may be rusted and then as the water passes you are seeing it in the sinks and showers around the home.

The plumbers will look with a camera through the pipes to see how bad the corrosion is, and if total pipe replacement will be needed. Replacement can be costly and time-consuming, but necessary for you to have safe and usable water.

Old Hot Water Tank

An old hot water tank could also be the source of your water concerns. Here are some things the plumber will do:

  • Flush the hot water tank to remove buildup
  • Inspect the interior walls of the tank for corrosion and sediment
  • Look at the pipes that carry the water out of the unit
  • Evaluate the mechanics of the hot water tank for aging and rust

If there is a lot of corrosion inside the hot water tank and also on the plumbing fixtures, this could be the cause of your water discoloration and concerns.

Faulty Faucets and Fixtures

The faucets and shower heads around your home could also be the problem. If they are old and rusted or are very dirty with grime and buildup, this could be causing the water to look discolored in the sink or shower. If the plumbers don't see any concerns with the pipes, ask for new fixture installation.

You don't want to put your family at risk by drinking water that is rusty or just poor quality because there are fixtures and other things that need repair in your home. Have a plumbing contractor come and test the water and be sure to take action immediately. If you need a hot water tank, make sure that you find an energy-efficient option that will not only eliminate your water issues, but will also help lower heating and cooling expenses at the same time.