Most homeowners are familiar with the occasional water leak, but as soon as this becomes a regular occurrence in your household, you should begin looking into repiping your home. Of course, water leaks aren’t the only sign your home could use new pipes. Keep reading to learn more about signs you should repipe, and the overall benefits this will have for your home.
Signs you Need New Pipes
Age of Pipes
As pipes get older, the more likely they are to corrode and burst. This is only amplified depending on the material of the pipes used in your home. If you live in a structure that is around 50 years old, there is a good chance that your pipes were made with galvanized metal which is more likely to burst as it ages. Once your home begins to approach this age, you should start getting more frequent inspections and maintenance checks on your plumbing to make sure you don’t have any leaks or damage developing in your home.
Low Water Pressure
If you begin to notice lower water pressure in your sink or shower, this could be a sign of rust and mineral build-up which will slowly start to block the flow of water through your pipes. For build-up to affect your water pressure like this, it means that it has been accumulating for years so you should look into getting a plumbing inspection immediately to ensure your pipes haven't caused any significant damage, and plan on replacing your piping sometime soon.
While some isolated leaks throughout your home from time to time are normal, you should be concerned if fixing leaks has become one of your weekly chores. If you have started to notice your pipes are continually leaking, then you should call for an inspection right away.
Benefits of New Pipes
While the upfront cost of repiping your home can be daunting, it will end up saving you money in the long run. When you repipe your house, you’ll avoid the cost of plumbing repairs and excess water costs as well as improving the efficiency of your home.
All major plumbing projects like this should start with an inspection from a qualified professional. Call Brownie’s today to schedule your appointment or to ask us any questions you might have about your home's plumbing.
With over 70 years in the Orlando septic and plumbing business, we have seen it all and can provide you with solutions right away.