Your plumbing system is a fundamental part of your house that makes it a home. Could you a imagine a building with no way to flush the toilet, take a shower, or wash the dishes? It’s easy to understand when a plumbing fixture like a toilet needs to be changed, but how do you know it’s time for some new pipes? Like most things in life, your home’s pipe system is susceptible to decay and corrosion over time. If your home is over a few dozen years old, then chances are you need to have your plumbing system inspected. To help you save some money, Neighborhood Plumbing has put together this article to identify some signs that indicate you need home repiping.
Yellow or Brown Water
A plumbing system is designed with the goal of providing sanitation by leading clean water into your home and discharging wastewater out. As pipes age, they will corrode and rust, filling with harmful sediments that can contaminate your water. Fill a bucket with water and wait for it to settle. If you see yellow or brown sediments collect at the bottom of the bucket, then we urge you to call your local plumbers at Neighborhood Plumbing. These sediments pose great risks to your health and water with these debris should not be used to wash, clean, or drink.
Leaks, Water Stains, And Mold
As your pipes sustain damage from impact, freezing, corrosion, and clogs, they begin to crack. Small leaks can be easily and quickly fixed by a professional plumber at Neighborhood Plumbing, but if you notice that leaks are frequent and intense, then it may be time for a re-piping. If you are witnessing multiple leaks, you should keep in mind that they can cause great structural damage in the form of water damage. Don’t keep bandaging a gushing wound – get to the root of the problem with the help of your friends at Neighborhood Plumbing.
Reduced Water Pressure
One telltale sign of old pipes is the reduction of water pressure. As pipes corrode and sediment collects within them, water’s flow is obstructed, and you end up having to take a shower with drips instead of a nice stream of water. If you notice that your sinks are not flowing as powerfully as they used to, then it may be time to call a certified plumber at Neighborhood Plumbing and have them check your piping.
If you have an especially old home, then chances are the pipes were built before laws were put into place to protect residents from the harms of, and even fatalities from, lead piping. If your plumbing system consists of lead pipes, then we strongly urge you to have the piping changed as soon as possible. Lead poisoning is a very serious reality and must not be taken lightly. If you are unsure if your pipes are made of lead, then give us a call today. We would be happy to send a certified plumber to your building to perform an inspection. We look forward to helping you keep your house a home.