If your home or small business was built in 1970 or before and the pipes have never been upgraded, it’s probably time to prep your budget for a repiping now. Before you make that decision, the first step is to reach out to a Reputable licensed plumber to get a complete inspection of your plumbing system from the water meter where water comes into the sewer where it exists.
Why should you repipe your house?
- The lifespan of the pipes in your home or small business depends on various factors such as maternal age, wear, and tear and climate. If you have lead pipes, those should be removed or replaced immediately. If you have galvanized pipes, it’s likely time to change those out as well because galvanized pipes corrode over time and rust and debris build up like plaque along the inside of the pipes, narrowing the flow and affecting your water quality. If you have polybutylene pipes, those tend to leak, so those should be checked annually to ensure that there are no leaks.
- If you can see your home’s pipes and you have seen stains, discoloration flaking, rust, etc., then your pipes are corroding, and it could be only a matter of time before the pipe bursts causing costly damage to your home. The low water pressure might be a sign that it’s time to repipe your home, although low water pressure can result from several factors. If your water is yellowish, reddish, or brownish, that’s a strong indicator that rust and sediment have built up in your pipes but first check to make sure you’re seeing this discoloration with hot and cold water. If you only see it with hot water, it’s an indication that it is time to replace your water heater and not necessarily your pipes. If your water tastes or smells bad, call your plumber to inspect.
- If you see visible leaks on your walls and or ceiling, that’s a telltale sign, or if you hear rattling, clanging clacking, etc., that could be a sign, it’s time to replace the pipes.
Signs your home needs repiping:
Major signs that indicate your home piping needs replacement
Yellow or light brown sediment in water fill above it with water and let the water get still and settle now; see and observe if yellow or light brown sediments are deposited at the bottom of the bucket. It is a clear indication of rusted and corroded pipes leakage in pipe small leakages, and our homes are easily fixed through welding. We ignore it as a petty issue, but if the leakage issues are frequent and now and then some of the other corners of your home have water leaking, then it’s time to call a plumber to check the entire piping system.
If the walls of your homes have discolored or had dimpling and flaking stains, then this is another indication of old worn-out and corroded pipes dampening on either side of the bathroom or of the kitchen. The old rusty and worn-out piping leads to gradual wall dampening that causes wet patches on the walls and even fungus growth in the home. It is an old home with lead pipes. If your home is too old, it still has lead piping, and it’s a significant indication that your home piping needs to be placed very soon.
Reduced water pressure and noisy plumbing with time the pipes corrode and sediments are deposited in the piping system, which lowers the pressure, and water supply. The flow also becomes noisy due to the restriction.
Why choose us for repiping your home?
If you are located in the Houston, Texas area, and you think an inspection of your home’s plumbing system may be in order, give us a call for service, or you can book online at our website as always same-day service guaranteed. If you notice any of these troubling signs in your home, you shouldn’t wait any longer and get help from professional home piping repair and restoration services.
A complete inspection will enable you to know whether you need just a tiny spot repair or a repipe of just one faulty section or if you need to repipe your entire home or office.
A pipe wrench, we take photos and video with our ipads and can show you precisely what we find under your house and in other hard to investigate areas and discuss recommendations.
If any work is needed, our plumber will then give you all options available for your situation, whether a spot repair is suitable or a whole house repipe or to keep a watch on your pipes as part of our annual plumbing inspection and water heater flush and maintenance.