At some point, your plumbing system will age to the extent that replacing or repairing just one section of the piping isn’t going to be an effective means of solving the problem. Of course, we understand that this can seem pretty scary, which is why we are here to help!
Whole-house repiping is perhaps the safest and most efficient way to protect your home from leaks and water damage when your plumbing has aged past the point of repairs, yet we find that many homeowners don’t really know when their home qualifies for these services.
That is why we have listed some of the tell-tale signs that suggest it might be time for whole-house repiping services. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to call us when you need a plumber!)
Do You Need Repiping?
There are a number of signs that suggest your home is a good candidate for repiping services, including:
Your pipes are old
Up until the 1960s, plumbers were using galvanized steel for pipe installation. Although built to last, these pipes are prone to corrosion over time (the average lifespan being about 40-50 years). If you live in a home with a steel plumbing system, you are quite overdue for an upgrade.
Today’s plumbing systems are comprised of either copper or plastic piping, which is longer lasting and does not experience the same problems as steel pipes do. Copper or plastic pipes are not prone to rust, corrosion, and the absorption of contaminants, like lead.
You experience frequent leaks
An occasional leak in your plumbing system is not necessarily a cause for concern. However, you should begin to worry about the quality of your piping if you start to experience frequent leaks. If you’ve had to repair numerous leaks throughout the years, in different locations of your home, it could mean that your plumbing system is failing.
Repiping might be a better option for your home and wallet. Rather than paying for costly repairs and single pipe replacement, it is better to invest in a new system that is going to be less problematic and more effective.
You notice water discoloration
If in the last few months, or even years, you’ve noticed brown or yellow water, or water with particles of sediment in it, you likely have a serious plumbing issue on your hands. This discoloration is often a sign that your pipes are corroding, allowing sediment and rust to seep into the water supply.
Sediment and rust, though not inherently dangerous, can significantly impact the quality of your water, impacting both taste and smell.
A Job For the Pros
Whole-house repiping is a job that is only performed when it is absolutely necessary, and therefore, you want to hire a trusted plumber who is going to make the right call. Trust us, when it comes to your plumbing and your budget, you don’t want to take any risks!