Your plumbing system plays an integral role in your home, and when it begins to break down, it poses a serious risk. Water damage can create foundation issues, mold growth, and more, and it’s important to recognize when re-piping is needed. Staying on top of things will prevent costly damage and ensure you reap the full benefits—such as a boost in home value—from your new plumbing system.
Signs You Need to Re-Pipe Your Home
1. Mounting Repairs
If you’re experiencing regular low water pressure or require frequent repairs, it may be time to upgrade your plumbing system. Leaks mean your piping is breaking down, and a drop in water pressure can signal material buildup. While scheduling repairs can keep them at bay, you’ll ultimately waste money fixing the same issues over and over again before inevitably having to upgrade your system.
2. Home Age
Homes over 50 years old that have the original plumbing typically need re-piping services. The old galvanized pipes gradually corrode and burst due to zinc buildup that impacts pressure. In many cases where a home has been remodeled in the past, only a portion of the plumbing system may have been replaced. If you’re uncertain, speak with a plumbing professional about a full inspection. They’ll determine if a full re-piping is needed and suggest copper and PEX replacements.
3. Brown-Red Water
Brownish-red water is a sign that your plumbing system is rusting and an immediate reason for re-piping. Rusted pipes are extremely susceptible to bursting and won’t hold up much longer. Rust-tainted water also isn’t safe for long-term consumption, so re-pipe to ensure you’re getting quality water from a reliable system.
For a full plumbing system assessment, turn to the pros. The team at Buck’s Plumbing & Sewer Service has served Cookeville, TN, for over 57 years, offering superior customer service and a wide variety of residential and commercial services. They can tackle re-piping, handle sewer and drain cleaning and installation, and take care of comprehensive septic care needs—all of which you can explore on their website. Call (931) 528-1157 to speak with a representative and connect on Facebook for news, deals, and updates.