3 Reasons to Replace the Plumbing in Your Home

The plumbing in your house is one of its most important components. At some point, you’ll need to replace it. It depends on the age of your home and the extent of the remodeling or renovation projects you want to undertake. While you’ve probably focused your efforts on the kitchen or the bathroom, don’t overlook the pipes.

As we indicated above, the pipes in your home will get old and will need to be repaired or replaced. Other appliances in your home will need to be replaced, and keeping them around when they have outlived their usefulness isn’t a good idea, so why would you let the same fate happen to your pipes? Even though pipes are made to last, you’ve got to think about plumbing problems that are out of your control, such as tree root invasions or water main breaks in your community. Pipes can’t last more than fifty years. Copper pipes and galvanized pipes are engineered to last longer than that, but even they can fail. CPVC tubing is ideal for water supply lines. It's easy to cut and assemble, using compression of cemented fittings. It's durable too. Harsh water won't harm the material, unlike copper, which will erode from acidic water. Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride pipes (CPVC) are made from PVC that has extra chlorine added to the material. CPVC will not degrade with hot water exposure and is safe for drinking water. It is slightly more expensive than PVC, however, and will split if allowed to freeze.

Replace Aging Pipes

If you have old pipes in your home, don’t leave them there. Although you might think that using chemical drain cleaners can prevent problems, in the long run, they’ll only make things worse. Lead pipes gave way to polybutylene, but now even those are out of date and will need to be replaced with new pipes that give you any trouble.

Deal with Water Problems

Besides the knocking from water hammer problems and other issues, your pipes might be the cause of numerous annoyances and you wouldn’t even realize it. Water pressure can be the cause, especially if someone tries flushing the toilet or running the dishwasher while you’re in the shower. Rust and dirt can turn the water nasty colors and contaminate the water you need, even if the water itself is clean when it enters your home’s system. Keep an eye out for leaks, too.

If you are currently dealing with plumbing issues, or if you are having continuous clogging problems, contact JCN Plumbing and we will run a video camera inspection to determine the condition of the pipes, to provide you with a Free Estimate for the re-pipe.

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