Water is the lifeblood of any home. It flows through pipes that snake throughout your home, delivering life-sustaining H2O to your water-using appliances and draining hazardous waste from your toilets and other drains. But what happens when those pipes grow old or fail?
The obvious answer is getting a repipe; however, how do you know it’s time? Below, we’ll look at some of the most common signs that your home’s water flow needs a fresh start:
- Frequent Clogs. If you frequently call the plumber to clear clogged drains or toilets, it may be time to repipe. The primary cause of recurrent clogs is mineral deposits and buildups within your home’s plumbing. These buildups narrow pipes, gradually restricting water pressure and drainage. This situation is common in older homes with plumbing that hasn’t been replaced for over 50 years.
- Rust-Colored or Smelly Water. Galvanized pipes tend to rust internally over time as they are always in contact with water. When you turn on the water, you’ll notice it flows with an initial reddish-brownish hue that clears gradually. In addition to the slight discoloration, the water may be foul-smelling. Besides affecting the quality of your water, it suggests that you might need to repipe your home’s plumbing.
- Visible Leaks Where Your Pipes Pass. As pipes get older, they corrode. This results in leaks along places the pipes pass, like the ceiling, foundation, and walls. While pipe leaks can occur for many reasons, experiencing multiple leaks in your home is probably a sign that the pipes are old and corroded, thus requiring repiping.
In addition to refreshing your home’s water flow, a repipe will improve the quality of your plumbing system. At Top Notch Plumbing Services Inc., we use rust- and corrosion-resistant pipes during repiping, ensuring your home’s plumbing has enduring quality. Contact us today to get an estimate for our top-notch services!