You usually know when there’s a problem with your plumbing and you need to hire a plumber to make some repairs. But you may not know that you’re putting a band aid on a larger problem. You may not realize that your plumbing system is actually experiencing major problems or is aging out and needs to be replaced entirely.
You need to be vigilant to the health of your plumbing, and you need to work regularly with a plumber to spot problems early. Then you can make the right decision for your plumbing instead of putting a lot of money into repairs that won’t help in the long run. Here are some signs that can help you know if you need to repipe your home:
Water Pressure Problems
Aging pipes likely have a lot of issues that will lead to problems with your water pressure. Sediment can build up in the pipes, restricting the flow of the water. Loose connections can lead to minor leaks that can weaken the pressure. None of these things may present as major problems on their own, but the overall problem with the water pressure can be a sign that there is a bigger issue that needs to be addressed with your plumbing.
If you are having consistent problems with your water pressure – with it either being too high or too low or vacillating between the two – you should consult a plumber to find out if you need to consider a home repipe.
Sometimes, a leak is just a leak. A connection wasn’t properly installed or it just came loose, and now you have a leak. You fix the connection and the problem is solved. Or you find out that the wax seal around your toilet has broken down, leading to a leak, so you fix it.
Sometimes, a leak is just one of many and is a sign that big problems are present. Aging pipes will start springing leaks like a water balloon rolled through a cactus garden. If you need to hire a plumber to fix a leak, make sure you ask to have the system inspected to ensure that there aren’t larger problems. You may find that you need home repiping.
Your water should never taste bad, and it should never have a strange color. If you have foul water of any kind, there’s a problem. You could have mineral deposits in your water, or you could have bacteria buildup. These issues could be caused by leaks, corrosion, or hard water.
Often, foul water becomes a bigger problem when your pipes get older. Call a plumber and get a thorough inspection to get to the bottom of what’s causing the problem.
Aging pipes will continue to have problems until there is total breakdown. Trying to repair the system instead of replacing it will be like trying to save a sinking ship by scooping out water one bucket at a time. It’s just not going to work.
If you notice that you are making more repairs than usual, you need to talk to a repiping company. You may need to replace your system rather than throwing away more money on repairs.
Your plumbing is essential to the health of your home. Repiping your home can ensure that it is protected for many decades to come. Look out for these signs that your house needs to be repiped, and work closely with a plumber over time to know when there are problems. You should be getting a regular plumbing inspection, and this will help you know when your system is starting to reach the end of its lifespan.
Integrity Repipe is a trusted repiping company that can help you if your home needs an upgrade. Our repiping plumbers can inspect your system and give you tailored feedback for your home. We specialize in PEX piping, which is flexible, durable, and easy to install. However, we install other types of piping, as well, depending on what’s best for your home and your budget. Call us today to make an appointment with one of our repiping plumbers and to learn more about your options.
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