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Watch for These Signs You Need Repiping

broken pipe leaking waterRepiping is the act of replacing an old or faulty length of pipe—or potentially the piping throughout your entire home—with new pipes. In many cases it does only involve a single length of pipe, but occasionally it’s found that a whole home can benefit.

Before repiping can occur, however, you need to be able to spot the signs that this is even needed. This can be difficult, since your plumbing system is mostly hidden from sight within walls or crawlspaces. Here’s a brief guide of what you should look for. Should you notice any of these indicators, please give us a call for professional Cinco Ranch, TX plumbing services.

Rust in the Water

When the interior of a pipe becomes rusted or corroded, the flakes of it may break off and enter your home through the faucets. As a result, you’ll see rusty or discolored water.

Now, if this discoloration only appears when hot water is being used, then the rust probably exists within your water heater tank and not in your pipes. This is of course still a problem that needs to be dealt with right away (you’ll likely need a new water heater) but not one that requires repiping.

Corrosion or Leaks

In some cases, leaks can be sealed by welding or similar methods. However, if leaks keep springing up in the same length of pipe, then it’s very likely that you’re dealing with a flaw in the pipe, which needs to be replaced. If you notice corrosion or rust on a pipe, a leak is only a matter of time. It’s actually fortunate if you discover corrosion before a leak occurs, since it gives you time to have repiping done before you’re faced with a flood in your home due to a leak.

Lead Pipes

These aren’t allowed anymore in home construction because of the health risk they impose. If you live in an old home though, then you might still have lead pipes, which require replacement.

Other Plumbing Symptoms to Keep an Eye Out For

You may have other problems within your home that you think constitute a repiping service. The only way to know for sure is to call in a professional to inspect. But repiping isn’t always the answer. For instance, you might have low water pressure not because of a leak, but rather because of a clog in your main water line, or even municipal work.

You might also notice inexplicably raising water bills, which is often the sign of a leak—but not necessarily one that warrants repiping. Give our team a call and we’ll be happy to take a look at your home and see where your plumbing vulnerabilities are.

If you know what to look for in regards to potential plumbing problems, then you’ll know when it’s time to call in a professional.

Whether you suspect a problem or know that you need to schedule reliable plumbing services, you needn’t look any further than our team—so contact us today! Doug Turner Plumbing CO.: Services you can depend on!

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