• Howard Gallagher

Do You Need To Replace Your Plumbing System?

Over time, the tubing and piping connections with your home gradually corrodes, rusts, and decays. Unless you replace plumbing pipes, you’re eventually going to get leaks into your home that causes thousands of dollars in water damage to your home. Here are 4 signs your plumbing system would need to be replaced.

Water Discoloration

Brown Water or Dark Discolored Water is result of rust in your pipes. If left untreated, mineral deposits can clog pipes, which builds pressure. Under continual pressure, the pipes eventually burst, causing water damage. If you suspect rust or corrosion, your pipes need immediate attention by a licensed and bonded plumber .

Pipe Material

Depending on what year your home was built, different materials were probably used for the plumbing system. Most modern systems use brass, copper, or PVC pipes. However, older buildings used cast iron, lead, and galvanized steel. Even if you use the most durable material the plumbing system will last up to 80 years. If your house is 60 years old or older, there’s a significant chance that you have exposed pipes somewhere in the home.

Low Water Pressure

When you experience low water pressure during a shower or when using the sink, it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact problem. You could simply have a clog in your plumbing, or your pipes could have leaks or pinholes that are reducing the water pressure. Any leaks in your system can be detected by a reduction in water pressure and water damage.

Main Sewer Line Clogs

Sewer Backups are more serious than a drain pipe issue. Tree and shrub roots can penetrate pipes and create a clog. Older Homes need a sewer line, the pipes can rust and deterioriate over time.Grease down your drain obviously is detrimental to the efficiency of your drain. If you flush feminine hygiene products down the toilet, they don't dissolve in water and instead get stuck in the pipes. Removing the toilet is an effective method of clearing the line, but should only be performed by a plumber.

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