How do I know if my home needs to be repiped?

Signs Your Home Needs To Be Repiped

 

RepipeThere are many reasons for a home to have a leaky pipe. In some cases it can be repaired by replacing a faulty joint or a failed valve. In other cases this could be just one of many signs that a home’s plumbing system needs to be upgraded or replaced, a professional plumber can easily determine if repiping is necessary. They can also answer any questions a homeowner may have about the process.

If a homeowner turns on their water and it comes out in spurts or simply spits before being usable, this could be an indication of air in the lines. This is an indication that a home’s piping could be degraded. This is a common occurrence in older homes.

Should the tap water in a home have rust or sediment in it, the only solution may be having a home’s piping upgraded. It’s important to realize sediment may not be seen in a glass of water from the tap. Rust stains that show up on sinks, showers or toilets could indicate a home’s metal piping is corroded.

Another problem in many homes is low water pressure. This is something that should be looked at by a professional plumber. It is important to know the source of the problem. Low water pressure can result for many reasons. One of the most common is a buildup of corrosive materials inside aging pipes.

When the even flow of hot water can be disrupted by flushing a toilet, there could be a real problem with the piping. This could also result from many things. It’s another situation where a professional plumber can determine what needs to be done. They will know how to stop a lack of cold water flowing through the pipes of a home.

A homeowner should also notice if their home has recurring leaks. Fixing small leaks or replacing small sections of pipe may not solve the bigger plumbing issues. It’s expensive and could be an ongoing problem. Repiping could stop the need to regularly deal with new or reoccurring leaks.

If any of these problems are happening within a home, it’s time to contact a professional plumber for an evaluation. They will know if repiping is the best and most cost effective option available.

Do you need to repipe your Burlingame home? Call James Caccia Plumbing at (650) 376-6800 and schedule a service call immediately!