Old Plumbing: Reasons to Replace it

by | Jul 3, 2017 | Remodeling, Residential

Plumbing hides behind the walls where nobody can see it. This creates the out of sight out of mind way of thinking in most homeowner’s minds. Old plumbing can cause a variety of issues such as burst pipes, rusted pipes, leaks, mold growth and more. If you have old plumbing you should consider the following reasons to replace it.

  • Low water pressure – Galvanized pipes can contain built-up rust inside them which causes the water flow slowly. This is mostly seen in bathtubs and showers. Some homeowners think it’s another issue and spend money replacing shower heads and water heaters. But, it could be due to rusted old pipes. If you want water to flow more freely in your home, it’s time to get the pipes replaced.
  • Discolored tap water – If you notice the tap water is discolored it could be due to rusty pipes. Also, the taste of the water can be affected negatively. The best way to test the color of your water is to buy a bottle of water and pour it into a glass. Then pour tap water from your kitchen faucet into a glass. Set the glasses side by side and examine the color. If the tap water has an orange or brown tint, chances are you have old pipes. Sometimes consuming tap rusted tap water can cause illness to people and pets. For this reason, you should have a professional inspect the pipes and replace them if there is rust damage present.
  • Real estate inspection failure – If you plan to sell your house anytime soon, rusted old pipes might hold up the sale process. Replacement of old pipes can become expensive and time-consuming. Especially when it comes to closing on a house sale. Sometimes a potential buyer will just look elsewhere instead of waiting out the repairs.

How do you know if you have old pipes?

A professional plumber can confirm if your pipes are old and rusted. If your home has rusted old pipes the plumber will advise you how it can be repaired and provide an estimated quote.

If you suspect the pipes in your home are rusted, leaking or old it’s time to contact a plumber. Receiving professional advice will confirm if your fears are true or not. It will also allow you to create a repair or replacement plan. Get started by making an appointment today with us!

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