If there is a need for some redecoration of the house and at the same time there is a need of plumbing services, you should take into consideration the later one. Because, if not done in time, it might lead to severe consequences. The redecoration can be delayed, but if the plumbing services or the re-piping is delayed, you may have to deal with serious damage.
Consequences of having old pipes:
Leaking pipes: Old pipelines might lead to leakage of water. It is a sign that there is something wrong with the pipes and they need to be repaired or replaced.
Burst pipes: If the pipelines are old and they have started to rust, they might cause a huge damage to your home. The pipes mostly don’t burst unexpectedly. There will be some signs that indicate that the pipes are becoming weak and might burst. You should keep an eye on those signs and approach proper plumbing services before severe damage to your property.
Compromised water quality:
When the pipes are old and need replacement, you might notice a foul smell or some sediment flakes in the water. If the water starts smelling and tastes awful, there must be corrosion in the pipes that is making the water supply taste and smell bad. It might lead to severe health consequences as well.
Fixtures become clogged:
If you are facing low pressure in your toilet, faucets, shower, etc. it means that the fixtures are clogged. The water lines become narrow with the passage of time probably due to the sedimentation that results in low water pressure. In this case, re-piping is the only solution to restore the water pressure.
Importance of re-piping before the pipe bursts:
A plumbing system is a main part of your house. It is important to make necessary improvements that can enhance the efficiency of the system and saves you time and money. Following are some benefits of re-piping:
• The piping in your house is old and has lead pipelines. There are some serious health hazards associated with lead, so you should consider re-piping.
• Your house needs constant plumbing and repair of the pipelines. If the pipes are old, there is a continuous need for the repair of the pipes for several issues. New pipes will save you from the constant repair and plumbing jobs and would save a considerate amount of money. And consequently will increase the value of your home.
• If your house have galvanized pipes, they might need replacement. These pipes are subject to faster corrosion, and once the corrosion starts, the flow of water is restricted and the sediment can be seen in the drinking water.
• If you are remodeling your house, then along with installing the new pipes or other plumbing fixtures, it is recommended that you consider to replace the old piping system with a new one. It will save you time and money in the future.
It is important to look for repairs and replacement of fixtures in your house. Most importantly, keep an eye on the pipelines for leaks. Re-piping, when done in time, have significant advantages that you might not regret in the future. To help and examine the plumbing system, you can call O’Connor’s Plumbing Company. Or if you need ant plumbing service, our expert plumbers are just a call away.