Any typical plumbing issue will see you call in a Sanford, FL, plumber to detect and seal any leaks or clear clogged drains. However, repairing leak after leak is not enough. When your plumbing system reaches a certain age, minor repairs or replacing a few piping sections no longer cut it. You need whole-house repiping.
Repiping your home can be a massive investment. You cannot make such a decision too quickly. You also should not ignore the need to get the repiping done. If you leave the problem festering for long enough, it can severely damage your property.
Let’s discuss the signs that can tell you if your home needs repiping.
You Might Need Repiping If …
1. You experience leaks too often
A few leaks every now and then are not a big problem. You can have a plumber take care of them by repairing or replacing the problematic section in the plumbing. However, if the whole plumbing system has become too prone to leaks, you might need to consider completely repiping your home. Dealing with several leaks means your plumbing is failing. Instead of spending more money on repairs, invest in repiping, and rid yourself of the problem. Remember that mixing old and new materials could result in further issues, so repiping may be your best bet depending on the location of the problem, as well as its extent.
2. Your pipes are old
If your house was built, say, back in the 60s, you should certainly consider repiping your whole house. Until the late 1960s, plumbers used galvanized steel for installing pipes that carry water in your home. The material has an excellent lifespan. However, it cannot last long after 40 or 50 years. If your plumbing still consists of galvanized steel pipes, think about a complete overhaul with copper or plastic piping. These materials last longer and don’t have many of the issues that steel pipes do.
3. You have a discolored water supply
There are many reasons the water supply can become discolored. The most common cause is because your pipes are faulty. If the pipes delivering water to your home become corroded, it can allow contaminants to enter the supply. While not all contaminants can be harmful, it is always good to have a clean and clear water supply. Speak to a professional if you’re not sure why you have a discolored water supply.
How Repiping Your Home Works
Repiping your entire house can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the design of the system, number of bathrooms in your home, etc. It is always a big undertaking. However, when you work with a trustworthy company, you can enjoy the peace of mind that they will do the job properly and within the budget. Get in touch with us to determine whether you even need repiping or some minor repairs are enough.
At Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc., we understand that you might be hesitant. That is why we will only recommend repiping if it is the best option to pursue.