J Downs Plumbing LLC
J. Downs Plumbing LLC was founded in 2005 by Joseph and has been providing high-quality residential and commercial plumbing since then. And with over 41 years of plumbing experience Through a combination of outstanding leadership, experienced employees and a clear vision for the future, J. Downs Plumbing LLC has been able to provide clients with the top-quality service and work they expect.
To provide superior plumbing that exceeds expectations and allows each and every client to meet their goals. To form a strong relationship built on trust, and to work with each client to create a plan that meets their every need.
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138 Mountainview Road
Ewing, New Jersey 08560
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Old plumbing usually means problems
But in case they have not been fixed before, these are the two top plumbing concerns you are likely to find in most old houses.
For a quick test of an old house, turn on the hot water. If the pressure is low, the house probably has galvanized pipes that have corroded and plugged up. The hot-water pipes are the first to go.
Experts will tell you to replace the entire piping system when galvanized piping starts to go bad, but that is pricey, and often homeowners opt for the more economical, halfway fix by repairing only the pipe that is the immediate problem. Worse, the bad galvanized pipe may have been replaced with more galvanized pipe instead of copper or plastic pipe, meaning the problem has just been extended, rather than cured.
If the house has a crawl space and you're not too discomfited by going into it, you can get a better picture of the plumbing status.
Old plumbing problem no. 2: sewer line
On the supply side, all piping on the house side of the meter belongs to the homeowner, and everything on the street side belongs to the water district. The meter should have a dial that shows minute water flow, so that if you turn off all the water inside the house, and the dial still moves, there is a leak in the system somewhere.
"The sewer line can be root-bound or crushed," says Joe. "It'll probably cost around $250 & up to run a camera down the line to check its condition."
Sewer lines can be cast iron, clay or plastic. A World War II-era product, Orangeburg, was made of tar paper, and if you have that in the house, there is no question it needs to be replaced. Old cast-iron pipes corrode, and clay is particularly susceptible to root intrusion. Plastic, which became common in the 1980s, is durable, but can be crushed. Of course, all types of pipe material can succumb to an impenetrable plug from grease, tennis balls or diapers.