by Zona on April 4, 2014

Signs Your Home Needs to be Repiped


RepipePlumbing is one of the most important elements to any home, a lifeline that keeps everything flowing. Pipes ultimately only have a finite amount of time before they inevitably have to be replaced. Failure to maintain your plumbing or take the necessary steps to replace it can result in irreparable damage to the infrastructure of your home. Many homeowners often don't realize the signs before it is too late. Identifying the telltale signs that your home needs to be repiped can prevent costly damages and save a huge headache. It is highly recommended that you hire a professional plumber to take care of any piping issues to ensure the job is done correctly.

Recognizing that your pipes are constantly leaking is one sign. If you have continually fixed them and they still leak, it is time to replace them. Often, the cause behind the leaking is a backup of mineral deposits accumulated throughout the years. Failure to replace the pipes will eventually lead to devastating water damage to walls, flooring and cabinetry that will end up costing a lot more than the pipe replacement. 

Another thing to look out for when considering if you need to repipe your home is the taste and coloring of the water. Water ranging from orange to brown, with a coppery taste, indicates there is rust within the pipes. Continual use of the pipes in this condition can cause them to collapse and badly flood your home if they are not replaced. It is also highly dangerous to drink this water.

Decreased water pressure and sputtering when the valves are turned all the way on are not only aggravating, but typically a sign of corroded pipes. Air may be infiltrating them due to cracks from stress. It is important to identify these signs right away and seek a consultation with a plumber to verify the issue before it is too late. These are sure signs that you are in need of pipe replacement. 

Many homeowners often do not realize the damage that may exist in their pipes because they cannot see most of them. It is very important that they seek the help and advice of a professional and licensed plumber, as problems can be worsened through DIY approaches or improper installation and maintenance.

Do you need to repipe your Indianapolis home? Call Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Service at (317) 881-9536 and schedule a service call immediately!

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