Does My Home Need to Be Repiped?

Plumbing pipes with red handle

The pipes in your home’s plumbing system – just like everything else – will eventually need to be replaced. If you’re having problems with your pipes, you may need nothing more than repair work, but it could be time to consider having your home repiped. Repiping consists of replacing the entire system of pipes in your home or office, and while it’s a big job, it can help keep your home running smoothly and help protect your investment for years and years to come. Regularly scheduled plumbing maintenance is the best way to remain aware of the condition of your pipes and to take care of any problems before they become plumbing emergencies; consult with a Coral Springs plumbing professional today.

 

Signs of Faltering Pipes

 

There are a number of things you can look out for that are indicative of problems with your pipes. Take a peek at the visible pipes in your home and look for signs of flaking, dimpling, rust, dark stains, and/or leakage. Any of these can be a sign of a plumbing problem. The fact is, however, that you probably can’t access most of the pipes in your home, so it’s necessary to look for other clues. If the water that runs through your taps has a yellow or brownish cast, it probably means that the water is absorbing rust from your pipes. If you’ve just returned home after an extended absence, this is less concerning than if it’s a regular occurrence. If your water regularly takes on a darker hue, it’s time to call in an experienced Coral Springs plumber.

Some Pipes Are Better than Others

The lead pipes in most older homes have been replaced over the years. Lead pipes have been proven to be dangerous to our health, and if your home or office still harbors some of these old pipes, it’s time to have them replaced. Additionally, if your home was piped anytime in the 70s through the 90s, polybutylene pipes may have been used. These pipes have since been demonstrated not to adequately withstand plumbing rigors over longer period of time, and they are prone to unexpected, costly, and extremely disruptive breakages. If your pipes are polybutylene (they’ll likely bear the telltale “PB” on their exterior), you should – at the very least – schedule regular plumbing maintenance to forestall a plumbing emergency.

Pipe Corrosion and Leaks

As you pipes age, depending upon what they’re made of, they can also corrode. If yours are corroding, you may notice the telltale discolored water discussed above, discolored laundry, buildup around your water fixtures, and more. Significant corrosion often means that repiping is in order.

If your pipes are getting older and beginning to wear out, you’ll probably begin to experience leaks. While an isolated leak in a damaged section of pipe is probably more of a repair job, leaks that result from aging pipes that are wearing out in general (or that were inferior to begin with), likely mean that it’s time to think about repiping.

Repiping

As the name implies, repiping is neither an easy fix nor a speedy repair. If it’s time to repipe your home or office, it’s time to replace the pipes that comprise your plumbing system. Your skilled Coral Springs plumbing professional will discuss your options with you and will help you determine what best suits your needs. Having your home or office repiped is a significant task, and it will likely take a day or two (depending upon the scope of the job at hand). In the end, however, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home or office has a highly reliable, safe and durable water delivery system. Going the proactive route by repiping your home or office now can save you time, money, and inconvenience in the long run.

Don’t Wait Until Your Pipes Give You Trouble, Consult with an Experienced Coral Springs Plumber Today

Often, we don’t give our pipes a lot of thought – until they present us with a problem. Waiting until your pipes get your attention usually means waiting for an expensive, inconvenient, and time-consuming plumbing emergency. Consulting with an experienced Coral Springs plumber can help you stave off costly emergencies and will help you better understand your best options when it comes to your pipes. The dedicated plumbing professionals at Erica’s Plumbing and Restoration in Coral Springs have the experience, skill, and commitment to help ensure that your pipes are everything they should be. We’re here to help, so please contact or call us at 561-275-5688 today.

Erica’s Plumbing & Restoration

11555 Heron Bay Blvd #200,

Coral Springs, FL 33076

Phone: (561) 275-5688

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