If the plumbing pipes in your home are beginning to give you problems, it might be time for a pipe replacement. This really comes down to how old they are and what condition they are in. Our plumbing services provide you with expert advice when you have to decide if a replacement or repair is your best option. We have also put together a list of signs that indicate it is time to call us for a pipe replacement.
This is one of the easiest things to notice when it comes to plumbing issues. If there is water coming out of the pipe in an area it should not be coming out of, it is cracked. Signs of water in the wall or flooring that did not come from a spill are also a sign that you have cracked pipes. Wet spots should never be ignored because water can do an enormous amount of damage in your home. If you notice a wet spot, give us a call right away.
Aside from cracks, pipes can leak in different ways. Sometimes the connections between your plumbing become loose overtime and leaks can then occur at those connection points. We can determine if this can be repaired or if the pipe is worn enough to warrant a replacement.
Pipes that continue to clog can be a sign of corrosion. This is especially true for galvanized steel pipes, which are known to corrode. Once this becomes an issue, repairs are no longer an option. We can check for corrosion using a camera that allows us to see inside your plumbing without having to dig anything up.
The water that comes out of your faucets and showers when you turn them on should always be crystal clear. Yellow or brown discolored water is a sign that there is sediment present. Although there may be a problem with the local water supply, it can also be a sign that your pipes are rusting and corroding. You can call the city and wait a day to see if the water clears up. Until you have an answer to this issue, it is important to avoid drinking and bathing in discolored water.
Decreased Water Pressure
A decrease in water pressure can be an indication that you are in need of new plumbing pipes. Pipes that are old and worn out will not deliver the water pressure you need in your home. If your home was built more than 20 years ago and nothing has been replaced, having a plumbing inspection is a good idea.
Age of Pipes
Replacing your pipes with PVC means you will never need to worry about having them replaced or treated for corrosion. This type of piping lasts indefinitely. Here is a list of common pipe material and how long they last on average:
Galvanized steel: 20 to 50 years
Brass: 40 to 45 years
Copper: 50-plus years
Cast iron: 75 to 100 years
We can determine what type of pipes you have in your home and what condition they are in. This will allow us to give you the best options based on your budget.
Schedule a Plumbing Pipe Replacement with Rooter Man Today
You can avoid the expenses of a burst pipe by replacing your plumbing. For a detailed analysis of your home’s plumbing, we will send one of our certified and experienced plumbers to you for an inspection. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.