The Right Time to Replace Your Plumbing at Home!
Just like everything else in your house, your plumbing lines and fixtures come with an expiry date. So if you’ve been living in the same house for a number of years and have never thought of getting its plumbing replaced, now is a great time.
Years of neglect, overuse, and wear and tear could also be the reasons behind high utility bills and consistent water leaks. If you fail to detect these issues on time, they can lead to significant damage to your property and furnishings.
Let’s take you through some of the most common signs that indicate that a plumbing replacement is in order:
Worn out pipes
Let’s first understand why pipes wear out. Plumbing lines are constantly pushing water upwards through narrow openings. This exerts huge pressure on the inner walls of the pipes. If this continues for a long time—as it tends to in homes—the pipe’s structural integrity gets compromised.
If the pipes are made of metal, the electromechanical metal exchange can lead to rust. If there’s chemical or hard water in your water line, this could be a contributing factor too. If your house has been recently built, the chances are that the pipes are made of brass and copper. However, if it’s an older building, the pipes are probably iron-based. In that case, replacement is inevitable.
Low water pressure
When was the last time you noticed low water pressure in your pipes and assumed that something was wrong with the municipal line—spoiler: you were probably wrong. In situations like this, always call up your neighbor and ask if they’re facing the same issue.
One of the biggest reasons behind low pressure is a clog in the plumbing. It’s also possible that your pipes have holes in places that are causing water leaks. Other issues that stem from leaks are mold, excess moisture, and fungi—in short, more structural damage to the house.
Dripping faucets are unpleasant for several reasons:
- They’re a terrible waste of water and money
- They lead to high utility bills
- They’re a great source of annoyance, and
- They indicate a bigger problem with the plumbing
Faucet drips occur either when the valves are worn out or are ill-fitted. Faucets can also drop if the pipes have become corroded, broken, or damaged. Only a professional plumber can identify the problem and fix the underlying issue.
If you’re looking for family-owned plumbing service in Fort Worth, get in touch with Pro Serve Plumbing. Whether it’s a plumbing leak that needs to be fixed or a gas line that to be installed, we are always up for the job. Contact us now.