You might not spend much time thinking about your Edgewater, FL, home’s plumbing system. However, avoiding re-piping your home could put your comfort, health, and investment at risk. Although many people perceive re-piping as a huge project or unnecessary, having it done could save you a lot of frustration. Here are three signs that now is a good time to invest in professional re-piping services by a qualified plumber.
Water Pressure Problems
As old plumbing wears out, it leaks. You may notice low water pressure in one or more fixtures in your home. Low water pressure doesn’t just cause uncomfortable showers. It could damage your appliances, including the dishwasher, ice machine or washing machine. If the water is leaking within your home, the water damage could result in major structural issues.
Discolored or Foul-smelling Water
Corrosion in old pipes often leads to smelly, discolored water. You may notice orange or brown stains forming on the porcelain sinks, toilets, and bathtubs. Your laundry may come out of the washing machine with stains. The water may even be too smelly or foul-tasting to use for drinking, cooking, or hygiene purposes. Even if you use a water filter, it won’t be able to keep up with damaged plumbing. Relying on bottled water could cost more than re-piping services by a qualified plumber.
Another time to consider re-piping services when your home has old plumbing. A typical plumbing system lasts for 50 years. After this amount of time, fittings and fixtures will start to corrode. A pipe could give way and burst. If your home is more than 70 years old, it could have lead pipes. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the lead could leach into your drinking water. Drinking lead-contaminated water is a health hazard, especially for children and pregnant women.
To learn more about the signs your home needs new pipes, check out Dial Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc.’s re-piping services, or call us today for additional information.