How Do You Know When It Is Time To Repipe Your Home?

Let Clean Team Plumbing help you recognize the signs.

Little is more mysterious when it comes to homeownership than a home’s plumbing. Even the most competent homeowners have trouble with plumbing because it is often too difficult to locate and inspect. Because we rarely see them, we often forget to think about the condition of our homes’ pipes. How then are homeowners supposed to know when to repipe their homes? The Clean Team plumbing experts are ready to help you determine if your home requires repiping.

 

Is Your Home 50+ Years Old?

If built over 50 years ago, replacing your home’s pipes may be an excellent idea. Repiping a 50-year-old house is less about your home’s age and more about the material used for plumbing pipes in the past. For decades, galvanized steel was the material of choice for pipes. While this steel is sturdy, it also tends to corrode after serving its purpose for 50 years. Corroded steel pipes could lead to leaks or other problems in your home.

 

Do You Experience Constant Leaks?

Suppose your home’s plumbing is constantly experiencing leaks. In that case, it’s most likely the result of either aging pipes or shoddy quality. Aging lines, especially those made of galvanized steel, are susceptible to corrosion, leading to cracks in your pipes. Not only will the pipes reduce your water pressure, but they will also cause your water bill to rise. If this problem is localized, then it may be repaired. However, if the problem is systemic, it is better to repipe your entire home. Otherwise, you will be replacing your plumbing one pipe at a time.

 

Is Your Water Rusty or Foul-Smelling?

Once corroded, a pipe may leach several chemicals into your water supply once oxidized. The most noticeable is rust, which results from your water passing through rusty steel pipes. However, you may also notice that your water begins to take on a noticeable odor that seems to come from nowhere. This odor can come from the pipes themselves, or it may result from something finding its way into your water supply through cracks in your lines.

 

Does Your Family Experience Health Problems?

If you or your family feel that their health has suddenly taken a turn for the worse, your plumbing may be at fault. Chemicals leaching from old pipes may make their way into your drinking water and harm your family that way. It may also be that a leak has run unchecked for an extended period. During this time, mold may have begun to grow near the leak. Mold growing in your home is a serious issue, as it damages your home and may release mycotoxins into your air.

 

Have The Clean Team Inspect Your Home

If you have noticed any of these issues in your home, then it is time to give Clean Team Plumbing a call. We will inspect your plumbing and test your water to identify the source of your problems. If a complete repiping is in order, our service experts will let you know your options and help you decide. Waiting any longer may put your family’s health at risk! Contact us today about our repiping services.