Your home’s plumbing is one of the last things you think about, just like anyone else. It’s out of sight, and out of mind, that is… until it starts causing you grief. Eventually, your pipes will degrade and problems will spring up, which is why getting repiping in The Dalles, OR is something that happens more often than you may think. Here’s how you can tell if you need repiping services right now, or if you’re in the clear for a little while longer.
Your Water Pressure Is Lower Than Usual
Low water pressure is a common indicator that your pipes may be corroded, clogged, or deteriorating. Mineral buildup and corrosion can restrict water flow through your pipes. While you can’t know for sure that it’s the pipes themselves, plumber can help figure out other potential water pressure problems that it could be, but if it’s not your water heater or a blockage, it’s likely that the pipes are just old and need to be replaced.
Your Pipes Have Burst More Than Once
Pipe bursts happen, but they’re rare if you have good pipes. Depending on where you’re located and how cold it gets, you can have a pipe burst from freezing, or maybe it could burst from a blockage that builds pressure. One pipe burst isn’t a clear indicator that all your pipes need to be replaced, but multiple bursts over the last few years? You’re just putting bandages on the root problem of your old pipes.
There’s Discolored, Rusty Water
We all know what clean water is supposed to look like. Even though the “purity” of tap water ranges all across the country, it still comes out clear. If your water has brown discoloration or any bits of rust floating in the water, you’re watching your pipes degrade in front of you. This is an indicator that you need to replace your pipes as soon as possible and not drink water from your faucets until it’s been completed.
Your Pipes Are Just Simply Old
Pipes are only meant to last for so long, especially older metal pipes that might be in your house right now. You should have some amount of information on how old your pipes are, even if you have to dig back in your house’s history a bit.
Metal pipes can last for around 70-80 years or more, while older PVC pipes may only last for around 40 years. Copper can last for about 50 years on average. Find out what your pipe material is and how old it is. If it’s approaching that threshold and you’re noticing issues that we’ve mentioned above, it’s time to replace those pipes.
Time for New Pipes
Well, did anything on this list stand out to you? If it did, that means you’re in dire need of repiping and you’ll want to schedule services sooner rather than later. Water damage is unforgiving and spreads quickly–let’s replace those old pipes before they become a major headache for you and your family.
Contact us today to schedule repiping services as soon as possible.