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5 Common Reasons For Repiping Your Water Lines

Pipes don’t typically break down overnight unless acted upon by an outside force, such as abrupt changes in your foundation or natural disasters.  Instead, they slowly deteriorate over time, making it important to keep them in constant good condition.  Unfortunately, pipes aren’t meant to last forever, so eventually, they will need to be replaced. Here are some of the most common reasons that homeowners have chosen to replace their water piping.

Leaking

Perhaps the most common reason someone may repipe their home is seeing signs of a leak. Once a pipe begins to leak, it’s an obvious flag that the pipes are beginning to wear down, and should be repaired or replaced quickly.  Pipes leak once they get deteriorated to the point that they are starting to get holes.  This is more common in copper water lines, and occurs when the metal begins to break down.  When one pipe starts to leak, you can typically expect most of the pipes in your household to follow suit.

Discolored Water

If the water from your facets begins to look an odd color (usually brown or reddish), that is typically caused by severe rust in your piping. This can actually be a health hazard and should be address immediately. You should not drink, cook with, or ingest  the water in any way, without proper testing to ensure that it is safe.

Low Water Pressure

If you are beginning to lose water pressure in an area of your home, or the entire home, it’s another sign that your pipes could be failing. Over time, water lines can become clogged with sediment, calcium deposits, or rust.   This will restrict water flow, and eventually render the lines useless. However, not all low pressure issues are caused by build-ups. The pressure to a fixture will drop significantly if there is a leak or break on the water line as well. Regardless of the cause, if you are experiencing issues with your water pressure, you should have the water lines checked.

Water Damage

Obviously, if you are seeing water damage anywhere in your home, you are more than likely experiencing one of the issues mentioned above. These damages can be costly, and not to mention unsightly, so it’s imperative that you call us right away if you are seeing water damage anywhere in your home.

Preparing For The Future

Getting ready to sell your home? Or maybe you already know that your water lines are getting old and worn out? Preparing for the future is never a bad option, and can provide peace of mind for years to come! 

Have a plumbing problem that needs to be addressed immediately in the DFW Metroplex? Call ABC Plumbing at 817-427-3222.