Your plumbing should be the strong, silent type. It should be working in the background, supporting the needs of your family and your house, without making a sound or giving you trouble. You may not know what is going on in those pipes running through your floors or your walls, but you want to know that when you turn on a faucet or a spigot that fresh, clean water is going to come out. And you want to know that those pipes aren’t going to leak or give you other problems.
But things don’t always go the way they should. Sometimes, pipes fail because of neglect, age, or other circumstances, and you need a repiping plumber to come to the rescue. If you aren’t careful to keep to a schedule of routine plumbing maintenance or to make repipe repair as soon as it’s necessary, you could be putting your home in jeopardy. Here are just a few of the plumbing threats that could compromise your California home:
Your pipes may seem sturdy, but they are much more vulnerable than they appear. A lot of things can actually make your pipes burst apart, flooding gallons of water every few minutes onto your floors, into your walls, and saturating the materials in your home. A burst pipe can cost thousands of dollars’ worth of damage in very little time.
Pipes can burst after they’ve frozen, as the result of regular expansion and contraction from temperature changes, because of inconsistent water pressure, and more. Stay on top of your plumbing maintenance, and get a plumber to perform a routine inspection to prevent these kinds of problems and to minimize your risk.
Corrosion can bring down even the strongest pipes. Over time, steel, copper, and other strong materials can be worn down by the constant exposure to water. The protective coatings on the pipes will be worn away first, and then the meal. At first, there may just be pitting, which is the formation of pin-sized holes in the metal. Eventually, that will give way to larger swaths of corrosion.
Even small amounts of corrosion can lead to pervasive leaks and, eventually, to burst pipes. You need to have your pipes inspected regularly for signs of corrosion or weakening sealant, and you may want to consider repiping and aging system to a corrosive-resistant material like PEX.
Sediment Build Up
Most water sources have the appropriate amount of minerals to be safe for your drinking and to be problem-free for your home. However, if you have well-supplied water, you may have a build up of certain minerals in your water that can collect in your pipe. Some municipal water supplies also suffer from this problem, depending on where you live.
The build up of sediment in your pipes can not only lower the quality of your drinking water, but it can also lead to plumbing problems, like inconsistent water pressure and even burst pipes. Have your water tested to determine if you have high levels of certain minerals, and take corrective action if you do. You can install a water softener or a filter to handle most sediment.
Inconsistent Water Pressure
In an ideal world, water would flow through your pipes easily, and you would feel consistent pressure in your shower, faucets, and more. But a lot can cause your water pressure to fluctuate, such as clogs, sediment build up, leaks, and corrosion. If your water pressure does not remain constant, that can put undue pressure on the pipes, causing them to crack, leak, or burst and damaging your home.
Pay attention to your water pressure. If it’s too high, too low, or inconsistent, you’ll need to work with a plumber to figure out what’s going on and what action you need to take. You’ll save your plumbing and your home from extensive damage.
Your plumbing needs routine maintenance and immediate repair if it is going to have a long and healthy life. If you neglect these things, your pipes could leak, burst, or fail, causing expensive damage. Don’t let these things be a threat to your home. Work with a plumber to maintain your system or to implement repiping when it is necessary for the aging system.
Call Integrity Repipe to have a repiping plumber review your system and determine whether you need to consider repiping or whether you can make simple repipe repair to thwart a plumbing disaster. Our repiping specialists can help you understand what problems may be lurking with your system, such as clogged pipes or corrosion, and they’ll walk you through the options to correct them. We are known as a top repiping company thanks to our commitment to the highest quality of service and workmanship. Call us today to meet with a repiping plumber and experience our quality service for yourself.
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