Louisville KY has many historic neighborhoods such as Highlands, Original Highlands, Germantown, Butchertown, Clifton, Crescent Hill and more. Within and underneath beautiful historic homes are plumbing materials that simply do not stand the test of time.
Brass, galvanized steel, copper and cast iron have projected life spans of decades. That's a long time, but decades eventually pass.
Before buying a home that id fifty years old or older, the buyer must pay careful attention to the plumbing.
- Check the seller disclosure for disclosed plumbing problems.
- Make sure your home inspector thoroughly check for leaks, stoppages, slow draining and water pressure problems.
- Consider hiring a plumber who specializes in older homes to scope the lines with special cameras.
- Always work with a Realtor who is knowledgable and experienced with older homes.
Excavating and repairing plumbing that has failed is very expensive and disruptive, as can be seen in the video here: http://sellbuylouisvillehomes.com/blog/Beware+Of+Plumbing+Problems+In+Older+Houses
Plumbing problems are not limited to historic neighborhoods in Louisville. Homes built in the 1960's are in all over East End of Louisville and the South End of Louisville. From Valley Village in the south to Westport Road and beyond in the east - always be cautious when considering the future maintenance of aging plumbing.
Please call me any time for help in buying or selling a home in Louisville, KY. Dave Halpern, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827
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