Homeowners often take their pipes for granted, thinking they will last a lifetime. Yet, water pipes are one of the most important and most used aspects of your home. Unfortunately, over time, your pipes will deteriorate. Knowing the signs of water pipe deterioration is essential for homeowners and for your health and safety.
Here are 3 signs your home may need repiping:
1. Low Water Pressure
It can be frustrating to have low water pressure when showering or running multiple appliances simultaneously. If this is a common occurrence for you, it might be time to get your pipes inspected for repiping.
Low water pressure can be caused by a buildup of corrosion within the pipes, which is common in older homes. In addition, older homes typically have galvanized pipes, which can also cause the leaching of lead into the water supply. Lead in drinking water can cause serious health risks.
2. Noticing Multiple Leaks
Corrosion buildup can also cause pinhole leaks within the pipes. Sometimes this can be a repairable issue, but it may be time to consider repiping if it starts happening frequently.
If you suspect your home needs repiping, it is always best to schedule an inspection to be safe than sorry. Depending on the age of your home, partial repiping may be an option, as opposed to whole-house repiping.
3. Poor Tasting or Bad Smelling Water
Another sign that it might be time for you to repipe your home is poor-tasting or bad-smelling water. This can be caused by the degrading of metals from your pipes. Moreover, you may also notice that your water is discolored.
When you first notice these signs, it is essential to schedule an inspection of your pipes. You do not want to drink the water until you know it is safe.
Schedule a Repiping Consult with W.J. McNabb Plumbing
If you have noticed some or all of these signs, scheduling a consult or an appointment for repiping is important. W.J. McNabb Plumbing will inspect your home and determine the best course of action, whether partial or whole-house plumbing. Repiping your home can seem like a big job, but our team is dedicated to creating as little disruption as possible.
You can contact us by calling (412) 684-6784 or filling out the contact form online to schedule your appointment today. We want to ensure your pipes are working correctly and are safe for you and your family.