7 Signs You Need to Call a Repiping Company
Are you having problems with your home water supply? Is it okay to ignore or is it time to call in the experts. Learn the signs that warrant a call to the repiping experts.
1. You have old inline water pipes, galvanized or copper
If your copper pipes are older than 50 years or of low quality, you should have them assessed for possible replacement. Copper water supply pipe should last 50 to 70 years. Unfortunately, “aggressive” acidic water or soil can cause pitting-type corrosion and shorten the lifespan to 20 years or less.
If you have galvanized piping, its time to call. Galvanized piping has a life span of about 30-40 years depending on conditions. If you still have galvanized piping in your home, it is likely time to replace it. Home builders stopped using galvanized plumbing in the 80s. To avoid inevitable surprise leaks, that could cause costly repairs, have it assessed immediately.
2. Your water is rusty colored
If your water runs brown from the faucet when you first turn it on, your pipes are corroding. If you notice brown stains on your clothes after a wash, it could be due to corroding pipes.
3. You have been fixing pinhole leaks
You have pinhole leaks in your pipes. This is a tell-tale sign that your pipes need to be replaced.
4. Your water pressure is less than optimal
The corrosion in the interior of water pipes tend to narrow the pipe reducing the flow of water. If you have low water pressure, coupled with any other signs of old plumbing, it would be wise to get your pipes evaluated.
5. It is difficult to regulate your water temperature
This is a sign that your plumbing isn’t properly regulating your water pressure. To achieve your desired temperature, your fixtures are mixing hot water and cold water. However, when another fixture is used, either hot or cold water is siphoned away from previous fixture.
6. You notice rust and corrosion on your pipes
If your pipes have visible rusting on the outside, it’s a good chance they are also rusting on the interior. Its time to call in the experts.
7. The spouse said so
If you have any of the aforementioned signs and the spouse or significant other is complaining, then it is most definitely time to call out the repiping experts.
At We Do Repipes, we evaluate your problems (plumbing not marital) to determine if it is time to repipe. Give us a call today at 832-819-8337..