Buying a home that is dated can come with lots of charm and character, unfortunately, it also often comes with outdated and damaged plumbing. Overtime all plumbing will begin to age, leaving your pipes with corrosion, rust, and leaks. Instead of waiting for a major plumbing disaster to take place, it is recommended to have your plumbing inspected routinely so that you can proactively plan around the condition of your pipes. Listed below are some of the signs that your pipes are in need of replacement:
- Discolored Water: There are very few times that discolored water is not an indication of a plumbing issue. If you are under a boil order or live in a rural area where discolored water is common, you will want to contact a plumber if you experience brown or dark water for more than a few hours. Darkened water is typically due to corrosion in your pipes. This will cause rusty pathways for water to run through. You will want to address this immediately to restore the quality of your water but also to avoid major plumbing issues as a result of mineral deposits clogging your pipes.
- Pipe Material: While most modern plumbing utilizes brass, copper, or PVC pipes, older buildings used cast iron, lead, and galvanized steel. Each of these plumbing materials have a unique life expectancy that will determine how long you have before you need to upgrade. Brass, cast iron, and galvanized steel have a life span of 80 to 100 years, copper lasts 70 to 80 years, and PVC piping only survives for 24 to 45 years.
- Low Water Pressure: There are many different causes for low water pressure, one of them being leaks in your pipes. Overtime, leaks can begin to form, some of them too small to detect. This can cause extreme water damage and allow mold and mildew to develop in your walls and under your floors. Once mold or mildew find their way into your space, eliminating them can be costly and time consuming.
If you notice any of these signs, reach out to our plumbing experts. We will quickly assess your plumbing, giving it a thorough inspection and coming up with solutions to restore full function in your home or business. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you!
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We proudly serve the many communities of Southeast Texas, including Beaumont, Bridge City, Groves, Lumberton, Mauriceville, Orange, Port Arthur, Port Neches, Silsbee, and Vidor. From small repairs to major reconstructions, our team is here to find the best plumbing solutions for your space. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and how we can increase the functionality of your space.
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