When Should I Replace My Old Plumbing?


Your house has been your family’s home for decades. The hidden plumbing can be begging for replacement and you don’t even know it yet. It’s difficult to determine the condition of the plumbing since you don’t exactly see it. However, your dependence on your plumbing working properly is high. It is responsible for bringing water into and out of your house for showers, washing hands, dishes, clothes and more.

While your house might be in great condition, the truth is, pipes don’t last forever. Gradually, pipes rust, corrode and decays causing leaks and other types of water damage throughout the house if gone undetected.

Look for Signs of Trouble

If you notice any of the following issues in your home, it’s time to consider the age and condition of your plumbing.

  • Wet spots on the carpet
  • Water damage on ceilings
  • Water damage on walls
  • Water damage on wooden floors
  • Water stains on floor tiles
  • Mold growth in unusual areas of the house
  • Strong odors due to mold growth or leaks around the house
  • Orange tinted water due to rusty pipes

Opportunities for Replacement

If you have plans to renovate your home, replacing plumbing in that area of the home is recommended. It also gives a plumber the opportunity to expose areas of the plumbing that wouldn’t be accessible otherwise. It’s essential to consult with a plumber during any renovation process that involves plumbing or gives you access to pipes that are hidden behind walls or under flooring.

Professional Checkup

Hiring a plumber to inspect the condition of the plumbing in your home is an excellent way to prevent leaks and other damage that can lead to expensive repair. Plumbers are capable of pinpointing issues and determining further issues that can arise in the future. They can also give you a time frame that you should get the repairs completed by.

Don’t Procrastinate

Replacing old plumbing should be on your priority list if your home is more than 10 years old and a plumber recommends replacement. Take into consideration the time frame allowed for the repairs to be complete. While you might find it expensive to replace, it will be more expensive if you procrastinate. This means a leak can turn into damage to the walls, ceilings, flooring and surrounding areas that will also need to be fixed.

Are you ready to replace the old plumbing in your house? Or, do you need an estimate? Contact us today for further assistance.


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