Leaking Pipes and Rusty Water Signs You Should Repipe Your Home
Plumbing pipes in your home probably seem as though they could never be moved, as they connect to all different fixtures and run under ceiling tiles, below the floors, in the walls, among other places.
When it comes time to freshen up the look of your home, and you are ready to remodel that bathroom or switch a few rooms around, you might be wondering if it’s possible to move the pipes, too. The answer is yes!
Repiping, while a good idea if you are investing in a big remodel, is typically performed when the pipes you currently have in your home are no longer functioning properly. So, if you are on the fence about whether or not repiping is for you, continue reading.
Reasons to Repipe Your Home
- Less water pressure: If you’ve noticed a consistent drop in water pressure, it could be because your pipes are so filled with rust that water can’t get through. The pipe could also be collapsing on itself.
- Damage to walls: You may not think about this, but if a wall or other parts of your house where plumbing is located takes serious damage, chances are your pipes will, too. Sometimes, the pipes can even break on impact due to the vibrations sustained if the impact was hard enough. You could wait to see if you experience plumbing problems afterward, but it might be wise to at least have them checked out.
- Discolored water: Rusty or odd colored water is a sure sign your pipes are at the point where repiping is necessary. Having rust-colored water is actually a health hazard, and you definitely don’t want to drink it.
- Leaks: Once a pipe starts a leak, that’s a pretty good indication that they are going to need replacement soon. Pipes just deteriorate over time, creating little holes that water can escape from. You don’t want the leak to become too extensive that it causes severe damage to your home, so it’s best to have it taken care of as soon as possible.
Whether it’s time for that remodel, or you just want to ensure your safety and peace of mind that your plumbing works properly 100% of the time, Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating can help. Call us today for all of your repiping needs!