Let’s face it, the pipes in your home may not be something you think about on a regular basis, but they are incredibly important. Consider it this way: if your house was a body, then the pipes are like the circulatory system. Even though they are part of the hardest-working system in your home, they can sometimes be neglected by accident. Age, usage, and more can affect the usefulness of your pipes, and eventually, all pipes need to be replaced and updated. At Loyalty Plumbing, located right here in Houston, we will gladly help you repipe your home. We’ve also pulled together this list of ideas for repiping your home, and when you should do so.
Repiping your home can be a necessity in some circumstances. If you’ve never upgraded your pipes and your home was built before 1970, that is one such instance. Another is if your home uses lead pipes. Those need to go immediately for the health and safety of your family. Galvanized steel pipes also should be replaced, as they are prone to rust and corrosion.
Some signs to watch out for that your home needs to be repiped can include yellow, red, or brown-tinged water, low water pressure, and clanging coming from the pipes.
Now onto the ideas for repiping your home. To start, we want to remind you that unless you have plumbing experience you SHOULD NOT attempt to repipe your home yourself. Let one of our professionals at Loyalty Plumbing help you out.
Making the choice to repipe your home is a big one, and will not be cheap, but it is a worthwhile investment to make for the longevity and safety of your home’s plumbing. We hope this article has given you some ideas of when to make that move and what to expect to consider during the repipe process.