Thinking About Taking on a Home Repiping Project?
Taking on a home repiping project? Atlanta homeowners need to know when the best time is to take it on and why it’s critical to tackle the job when the time is right.
All home plumbing pipes are designed to have a specific service life. Once pipes near the end of their useful service life, they begin to wear down. Pipes that are rusted and corroded on the interior mean that flakes of that rust can end up in your drinking water. As corrosion builds up inside the pipes, the flow of water becomes restricted. As such, the water pressure in the home decreases, leading to less water coming out of the pipes for use at the dishwasher, clothes washer and shower.
Ignore diminished pipes, and you’ll face a huge problem down the road. As rust eats away at the pipes, it will eventually eat through the pipe, causing a comprehensive breakdown in water delivery, water damage in your basement and perhaps even mold problems.
When to Repipe?
How do you know when it’s time to repipe your Atlanta home? Here is a checklist of warning signs you can look for to determine the condition of the pipes. You can also hire an expert to assess the plumbing and identify early warning signs of plumbing failure. Signs of failure can include the following:
- Leaking plumbing pipes
- A foundation that’s frequently wet
- Pipes that are corroding
- Water pressure problems - for example, it drops quickly or it’s consistently low
- Foul-tasting water or bad odor problems
- Discolored water
Although home repiping is a major project, they’re worthwhile in the end. You’ll experience consistently high water pressure, clean, safe water and convenient use of water applications throughout your home. No longer will you have to deal with rusted, corroded pipes or have to wait to flush the toilet until a family member is finished showering.
Home repiping projects require a trained eye. The plumbing experts at Casteel can help you determine if it’s time and the best way to proceed. Just give us a call today!