How does a homeowner know when it is time to re-pipe a home? There are some signs that point to the need for a call to a plumber to re-plumb. When the plumbing fails, it is important to get it fixed. Faulty plumbing can cause many other problems including mold, water damage and structural failure. Here are some of the signs that point to plumbing needing immediate attention by a plumbing professional.
Drastic Water Pressure Change
A drastic drop in water pressure indicates a major plumbing problem. Small holes or breaks in water pipes will cause a noticeable drop in pressure. Low water pressure is a sign that a plumbing professional should check out the problem. In some cases, just replacing the effected pipe is enough to fix the problem. Other times it signals it is time to re-pipe the plumbing.
Brown or Red Color
If your water is any color but clear, there is a problem in your water pipes. Brown or red tinted water indicate rust from corrosion is likely in your pipes. While it may not be a healthy hazard, it does make water taste bad and stain clothing and appliances. Have a professional plumber check to see where the discoloration is coming from; they will know just where to look and just how to fix it.
Noticeable Water Damage
Water leakage causes tell tale problems where the pipes run. Most water pipes run in the basement or in the crawl space of your home. A leak in a water pipe will cause damage such as mold, appliance damage and structural damage. Noticing water damage is a signal for a call to a plumber to inspect and correct the problem.
Re-piping the Plumbing
To replace the plumbing in your home takes a professional who has the tools and knowledge to re-pipe a home. If your home is on a slab, a professional plumber will replace the plumbing with little or no structural damage. A professional plumbing company will target problem areas and fix the plumbing including re-piping.
Any of the above problems require a consult with a professional plumber. Water damage happens quickly, do not put it off hoping it will fix itself or just go away. The time it will take to re-pipe a home depends on the size of the job. A small one bath home will take less time than a large 2 or more bath home.
Want to repipe your Charlotte home? Call AAA City Plumbing at (704) 343-8409 today and get the job done with our services!