As a homeowner you need to be aware of the signs that point to piping problems that need to be dealt with through repiping. Like anything else, pipes have a lifespan. It is important to notice and attend to these indications before an even worse problem occurs. One thing to consider is the age of your home. Most homes built before 1988 utilized copper piping. Copper piping is very resilient and can last a long time. However, copper is considered a soft metaland can leave a metallic taste in your water. Water pressure is also a good indicator. Likely, there will be small changes in the pressure of your home. However, if you experience a drop in pressure that seems to remain, you may need to call a plumber.
Another sign to look for is constant clogging. If you find yourself unsuccessfully using drain cleaners often you may not be fighting a clog and need to have your pipes assessed for other issues. A brownish tint to the water in your toilet bowl or coming from your faucets may be another indication you need the assistance of a professional.
Over time minerals can build up in your piping and cause typical signs of leak damage. Water spots on the ceiling, leaky walls, or warping plaster may all point to leaks behind your walls. Leaking can point to breaks in pipes and valves. Water that condenses behind walls or under floors can create a perfect environment for mold spores. Some mold can cause severe health issues if allowed to remain. Fractures or holes from erosion and mineral deposits can cause sputtering when you turn on a faucet or water source. This is due to air getting into the lines via the breaks.
It is important to take care of these problems before they cause severe damage to your home and even personal property. Pipes left unattended can burst and flood your home destroying and causing water damage to carpets, furniture, and other items. Repiping may be one of the more expensive projects you undertake when you own a home but you will be glad you did.
Do you need to repipe your Oklahoma City home? Call Hull Plumbing at (405) 246-9763 and schedule a service call immediately!