The pipes in your home supply the fresh water that your family needs in their day-to-day lives. Over the years, however, these pipes can corrode and impact your plumbing system. Here are some signs you can look out for to help determine if it’s time to call a professional plumbing service to re-pipe your home’s plumbing system.
Increased Frequency of Water Problems
If your home has seen an increase in the frequency of general water delivery problems, it might be time to re-pipe your home’s plumbing system. A more rapid occurrence of pinhole leaks in your pipes is often evidence that your whole plumbing system is corroding away. Reduced water flow or water pressure problems could mean irreversible scale buildup inside of your pipes. Call a qualified plumber to inspect the pipes in your home. If your plumbing system needs re-piping, catch these problems before a large leak causes expensive property damage.
Issues with Sediment
The corroding of your home’s plumbing pipes will cause increases in sediment buildup. This sediment will often enter into and contaminate your family’s water supply. If your home’s drinking water tastes metallic or exhibits small flakes of rust, it might be time to call in a plumber. Another sign to look out for is the smell or presence of mildew in your family’s water.
The Use of Galvanized Steel Piping
Many plumbing systems in older homes use a type of pipe made of galvanized steel. This outdated plumbing metal often contains the presence of lead. On the one hand, lead in your pipes will increase their rate of corrosion. Even worse, the lead in these pipes can give your family lead poisoning. Talk with a plumber to see if you should get your home’s water tested for dangerous levels of lead. If your home uses pipes made of galvanized steel, you should consider re-piping.
If you’re in the Sacramento area and would like to set up a re-piping consultation with a skilled plumbing service, call Rapid Rooter at (916) 248-8783. Speak with one of Sacramento’s expert plumbers by calling right now!