5 Signs You Should Look into Repiping Your Home
We all know that things don’t last forever, knowing when something needs fixing can be the difference of paying thousands of dollars in damages. Knowledge is everything, by keeping an eye out for these five signs you will be ahead of your pipes when the time comes and save yourself money in the long run.
1.) Your pipes have reached their limit.
What better way to knowing when to change your pipes than by putting a date on it? Different metals have different endurance levels. Knowing what type of pipes you have will definitely make the difference. Looking at your home inspection report or having a professional take a look at your pipes to determine what material is being used will give you the information that you need to determine when is the best time to replace your pipes.
Common supply pipe materials installed:
Galvanized steel (80-100 years)
Copper (70-80 years)
Brass (80-100 years)
Common drain line materials include:
Cast iron (80-100 years)
Polyvinyl chloride (24-40)
2.) Your Home Has Lead or Polybutylene Pipes
After finding out what kind of pipes you have, know that some pipe material can be harmful. Lead and polybutylene pipes have been found to be poor quality and are usually not as effective as other materials such as the ones listed above. If your home was built in the 1970’s going on to the 1990’s, then check your pipes to make sure that you do not have these kinds of pipes. Lead pipes can be toxic in your water supply. Contact your local plumbing company to take a look at your pipes and replace your pipes if you need to.
3.) Water Leakage
A leak is a leak and unfortunately putting duct tape over it isn’t going to make it go away. Your pipes are relatively around the same age give or take a few years, so when one starts to leak you can almost guarantee that the rest of your pipes will begin to leak as well. Replacing them after the first leak will most likely save you from having to pay for severe water damage later
4.) Signs of Corrosion on Exposed Pipes
Of course some of your biggest problems start where you never would have thought to look. That’s why we are here. Checking exposed pipes located in your basement, utility room, or even crawl spaces throughout your home, can contain pipes that often suffer the most because they have nothing protecting them.
5.) Discolored Water
When rust forms on your pipes it can make your water look a some-what brown or yellow-ish color. This water is not safe to consume and you should take action immediately. The rust could be in two places, your pipes or your water heater. Having a professionally trained plumber inspect both areas is highly suggested.
Knowing when to replace your pipes is very important. If you wait until it’s too late you can be stuck paying for water damage that you could have prevented ahead of time or becoming sick from rusted pipes. Having a dependable company that you can call on who will give you the best service and the best deal can make the whole ordeal very easy to deal with. Contact us today! Phone: (408) 757-5860 or email: email@example.com