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Effective Solutions for Common Plumbing Problems in Old and New Homes

Bellevue is one of Nashville’s fastest-growing neighborhoods, seeing a large influx of millennials and first-time homebuyers in recent years. At Griffin Mechanical LLC, our team of plumbers and HVAC specialists has always been fond of Bellevue, and we are not surprised by this growth in the slightest.

With our rolling hills, growing neighborhoods, and amazing views, we are proud to bring the Bellevue community quality plumbing, heating, and cooling services when they need us the most. Many of the homes in this area are historic, with Victorian Era and Queen Anne houses abound.

Our plumbers are equipped to deal with plumbing issues that arise is in both new and old houses alike. With all of the first-time homebuyers flocking to the area, the older houses that require a little extra maintenance are desirable options. No matter what kind of home you live in, we will make your plumbing needs a priority. These are some of the common problems we work to resolve when dealing with older plumbing:

  • Outdated plumbing that is difficult to replace

Homes built before the 1990s are more likely to be built with materials that U.S. building codes do not approve any longer. We can provide home inspections of the piping to make sure the materials in use are not outdated. This will save you from some headache down the line when a plumbing issue pops up and you are not able to get the quick fix you need with the materials on hand. Some common examples of outdated types of plumbing include:




  • Failing sewer lines

If your cast iron sewer pipes are more than 25 years old, they are at high risk of failing at any moment. It is likely that the drainage pipes are damaged from tree root intrusion, cracks, channeling, or misaligned connections. Failing sewer lines can increase your water bill and lead to property damage. If you are having issues with your sewer lines, our plumbers can find the best solution, like lateral pipe lining or pipe replacement. If you are noticing the following signs, you might have a broken sewer line, which we can help you repair:

An odor of sewer gas

Slow draining

Clogs and backups

Overly hydrated or soggy lawn

Insect and rodent infestation

Broken slabs and wall cracks

Mold and mildew

  • Pipe bellies

A pipe belly is a sag or low spot in a sewer line. A bellied sewer line interrupts the normal flow of wastewater through the pipe, which can cause backups and other issues. As your house shifts over time, it can cause the pipes to slope downwards, resulting in a “belly.” In order to properly identify them, sewer pipe bellies need to be diagnosed by professional plumbers who can use a video camera to view the sewer lateral more accurately. If you come across a sewer line belly, we can repair this issue with a conventional replacement of the impacted sections of the pipe. This will restore the correct slope.

  • Faulty repairs

The older your home is, the more likely it is that it received faulty repairs in the past. Some of the previous homeowners might have even attempted to fix the plumbing issues themselves, which can lead to a host of problems when done incorrectly. Another likely fault of the previous homeowners could have been procrastination. While some of the plumbing parts might have passed an inspection on paper, without regular professional inspections, you are more likely to end up with costly repairs for major issues down the line.

  • Outdated fixtures and supply line connections

Your plumbing fixtures are an integral part of the plumbing system, and they are responsible for moving water throughout various parts of the home. Fixtures include faucets, sinks, toilets, showerheads, and bathtubs. It is not uncommon for older homes to have fixtures and supply line connections that are on their way out the door. It is only natural for wear, tear, and corrosion to take hold over time and cause issues. Look out for the following signs -- they might mean it is time to replace outdated fixtures:

Leaky faucets

Repetitive plumbing problems

Mold or rust

Poor water quality

HVAC Best Practices for Moderate Weather

At Griffin Mechanical LLC, we understand that your home is not just your personal property. It is the place you come to relax at the end of a long day, find comfort, and make memories. The last thing you want is to come back to your oasis and not be able to find a comfortable temperature.

When it comes to moderate temperatures like what we have in Bellevue, your HVAC professionals can help you take some specific steps to keep your home at the ideal temperature for you. Some of the steps we can take to help you maintain a comfortable temperature indoors include:

  • Monitoring humidity levels in the home
  • Keeping the thermostat up to date
  • Cleaning the vents and replacing the air filter

Choosing the Best Heating System for Moderate Weather

When you need to choose the best heating system for your home in Bellevue, we can help you pick the best one for the moderate weather we experience here. We are deeply familiar with the homes in Bellevue as well as our climate conditions, and as part of our HVAC service offerings, we can help you find the heating system that fits your needs.

The types of heating systems that work best for moderate climates are typically furnaces and heat pumps. A furnace generates heat in the most traditional way by burning oil or natural gas and sending the heat into the home. It is also possible for furnaces to be powered by electricity. Heat pumps, on the other hand, do not generate heat from a fuel source. Rather, they use electricity and refrigerant to transfer heat from the outdoors to the indoors. Heat pumps are also different from furnaces in the sense that they offer both heating and cooling, rather than just heating.

Another major difference to consider when deciding between furnaces and heat pumps is whether you would like to utilize natural gas or electricity. Furnace systems typically use natural gas, which can be cheaper, while heat pumps use electricity, which can be more efficient. This means that while furnaces might cost more upfront, there are typically lower heating costs associated with heat pumps. Although the temperature in Bellevue is enjoyable for the vast majority of the year, there are those times where it can be a bit tricky to find the right indoor temperature. Our team is here to help you find the best HVAC system for your needs and to help keep your house running through plumbing and other installation or repair services.

Whether you have HVAC or plumbing needs, Griffin Mechanical LLC offers a range of home services in Bellevue to bring your home up to your standards. Call us at (615) 502-3030 or contact us online to find out how we can help maintain the function of your home.

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