Top 5 Reasons to Repipe Your Home
Most people don’t think about repiping their home. If they have a leak or a clogged drain, they call a CA plumber and expect to have the issue repaired and then move on. Having to replace all the plumbing in a home seems like a nightmare scenario to most people. However, the reality is that failing to repipe when you should can lead to a bigger nightmare of having to make constant repairs and spending much, much more money on them over the long term.
Don’t wait until you have water flooding all over your home to realize that you need to repipe your home near Oceanside. Consider these top signs that the time has come to talk with a Mission Viejo plumber about repiping:
You know all those bangs and creaks you hear in old houses? A lot of those noises are coming from the pipes, which are often as old as the house itself and are well past the time they needed to be replaced. Your house may not be making as many noises as what you would hear in that old house you used to swear was haunted, but if you’re hearing any clanks, creaks, or bangs, you probably have some issues with your plumbing that need to be addressed. It might be time to consider repiping.
Even if you have well water, your water should not smell. City water is closely regulated, so it should never smell at all. Well water should be tested regularly for bacteria and inorganic compounds, so if you have an odor, you should get it checked out if you haven’t tested it recently. Whether you have city water or well water, a foul smell is a good sign that you have sediment or other contaminants in your water. Your pipes may be deteriorating and spreading rust or mold through your water, and that means the pipes need to be replaced.
You may have contaminants in your water, but the water still tastes fine. The only problem is that the water looks kind of brown or yellow. Even if the water tastes and smells fine, if it’s discolored, that’s a good sign that contaminants are present. Talk to a plumber about testing the water and checking out the pipes. You may have corroded or congested pipes, which may be a sign that the pipes have deteriorated and need to be replaced.
Problems With Water Pressure
Does your shower slow to a trickle whenever someone flushes the toilet? If that’s always been a problem, chances are good that something needs to be adjusted, but you are unlikely to need repiping because of that. However, if you are starting to notice that your water pressure is inconsistent and unreliable, you may be having more systemic issues with your plumbing and may need repiping. We’re talking faucets that seem to go weak or strong at a moment’s notice, toilets that sometimes take two or three flushes to empty, or garden hoses that barely make it to full power. When these things start happening, call your plumber.
Just about everyone will get a leak at some point or another. Usually, it’s a quick fix that involves a loose fitting or a worn-out faucet. But if you start to have leaks all over your house, you probably have bigger problems on your hands. Corrosion in your pipes can lead to consistent leaks. You may feel like as soon as you have a plumber patch one leak, another has sprung up. It’s probably time to consider repiping.
Every plumbing system ages and needs to be replaced. The longer you try to put it off, the more you are going to cost yourself in repairs to the system and even to your house (because of water damage). If you notice any of these signs, it’s better to talk to a plumber sooner rather than later so you can fix the issue permanently and set your system on a new track.
Integrity Repipe offers repiping services in Mission Viejo and the surrounding area. We specialize in PEX piping, which is an affordable, flexible, and corrosion-resistant plumbing option that has a long lie span. However, we work with all plumbing types, and we offer maintenance, repairs, and repiping for all systems. Contact us today to schedule an inspection of your system and to learn whether it might be time to consider repiping.
Published by – Integrity Repipe Inc
Integrity Repipe Inc – Aliso Viejo, CA
27068 La Paz Rd #771
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656