Signs That You Should Consider Re-piping

It is more difficult to find out the problem, when you experience low water pressure during a shower or when using the sink. You might just have a clog in your plumbing, or your pipes could have leaks which could certainly be reducing the water pressure. Remember that having a water leak from leaking pipes could also damage the foundation of a house, which could lead to wood rot and mold growth. In the beginning, you could try with regular drain cleaner and see if it alleviates the problem, but have in mind that continual problems require the attention of a plumber or other trained professional.

Pipe Material

Most modern systems use brass, copper, or PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. Older buildings used cast iron, lead, and galvanized steel. It doesn’t matter which material was used to build your house, remember that each of these plumbing products has a life span and at some point, they will need to be upgraded. Copper lasts 70 to 80 years, while brass, cast iron, and galvanized steel has a life span of 80 to 100 years, and PVC piping only survives for 24 to 45 years. Lead pipes are an entirely different story. Lead is highly toxic and, if consumed in small quantities by children or in large quantities by an adult, can send you to the hospital.

Water Discoloration

You should keep in mind that unless you’re under a boil order, have well water, or live in a rural area, it is important to know that discolored water is usually a cause for concern. This darker water is the result of corrosion in your pipes, leaving rust as the water runs through them. If left untreated, mineral deposits can clog pipes, which builds pressure. Under continual pressure, the pipes eventually burst, causing great damage.

If you are experiencing any of these situations and you know that your pipes have not been replaced in a long while, then you should call us to speak to one of our representatives. If you have any Questions our Plumbing Experts are ready to help you for FREE - (305) 770-6860

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