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5 Common Reasons For Repiping A Home

Pipes don’t typically break down overnight unless acted upon by an outside force, as they will slowly deteriorate over time. Unfortunately, pipes aren’t meant to last forever, even though they do last quite a long time. Eventually, they will need to be replaced. Here are some of the most common reasons that other people have chosen to replace their pipping.

Leaking 
Once a pipe begins to leak, this is usually a sign that your pipes are beginning to wear down and they need replacing as soon as possible. Pipes leak once they get deteriorated to the point that they are starting to get holes because the metal is extremely thin in areas. When one pipe starts to leak, you can typically expect most of the pipes in your household to follow.

Discolored Water 
When the water from your facets begins to look an odd color (usually brown), that is usually caused by severe rust in your piping. This could actually be a health hazard and you shouldn’t drink the water without proper testing to make sure it’s okay to drink.

Less Water Pressure 
Another sign that your pipes are becoming clogged and need replacing is if you notice a lack in water pressure from what you have seen in the past. Your pipes may be filled with rust and/or sediment to the point that it is hard for water to get through. Don’t wait to replace the piping if this happens!

Water Damage
Water leaks can be costly inside the home when it comes to secondary damage they can cause to walls, ceilings, and flooring.

Preparing For The Future 
The final common reason that a person would repipe their home is to prepare for the future so that they don’t need to do it at a later date. This is just a safety precaution and a piece of mind that the water system will work and more importantly the water will turn off when a toilet is about to overflow!

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