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If you've had a home inspector look over your home recently and some of your plumbing is not up to code, you don't have to worry about it – yet. You only have to deal with current plumbing codes if you are making any alterations or additions to your home affecting the plumbing. For instance, if you decide to add a new bathroom to your home and your existing kitchen sink doesn't meet current plumbing codes for venting, you wouldn't have to worry about updating your kitchen sink if it doesn't affect the new construction or if the new construction doesn't affect the kitchen sink. You would, however, need to make sure the new bathroom meets all current plumbing codes.