When is Pipe Replacement Necessary for Your Home?
The first step is to recognize when you need pipe replacement. There are a number of clear signs that your home is ready for new pipes. First, if you still have the old cast iron, or galvanized steel pipes that were used in the early half of the 20th century, it is likely that they are due for replacement. Not only do iron pipes rust and wear down much faster than newer copper pipes and PVC drain pipes, but metal inside of them can flake off in your water.
Even if your galvanized steel or cast iron pipes are not actively causing a problem with your drinking and washing water, they can become an issue as they age.
Another problem with aging pipes is that they can build up layers of minerals and debris inside that slows water flow and results in low water pressure. This is an inconvenience at first, but with time, the build–up can put unnecessary stress on the pipes which can lead to cracks and eventual leaks. There are some things that can be done for pipes like this, including high pressure jetting, but eventually, they simply need to be replaced.
Understanding the Repiping Process
When the time comes for pipe replacement in your home, give Comfort Solutions a call. One of our technicians will visit your home and perform a full visual inspection on the property and its plumbing to determine the next step in the process. We do this by checking for possible problems, marking off which pipes need to be replaced and determining if any changes or upgrades are needed to the layout of your plumbing.
During pipe replacement it’s always a good time to have new pipes added to your home as well, especially if you have been considering adding a new bathroom or renovating a space upstairs. The work is already being done so you can combine the efforts and save money this way.
If you are interested in having pipe replacement done in your home, call us today. We are available to inspect and start work on your home immediately and will ensure your new pipes are exactly what you need for decades to come.