Signs That Your Plumbing Could Use an Upgrade

pipesOne of the most common questions that our plumbers get is “what is repiping?” This is the process of stripping down all the faulty plumbing that you have in your home and replacing it with new plumbing. In many instances, you may need to have repiping done throughout the whole home due to older plumbing that will eventually start corroding and leaking, even if it hasn’t already.

Repiping isn’t a service you should try to attempt on your own. You’ll want a lot of preparations to be made, which is what our professional plumbers are here for! The good news is though, there are some signs that you can watch out for that indicate you could, indeed, use repiping. Read on to learn these signs, and then give us a call once you notice any of them.

Your Home Is Old

The first question you should ask yourself is about the age of your home. If you live in an older home, then even though its charm and history might be lovely, it could very well be at risk of plumbing problems. How old are we talking about? At 50+ years it’s likely time for you to replace your home’s pipes.

The problem with aging plumbing is that the pipes are made with outdated materials that can negatively impact your home’s plumbing quality. Don’t let your home become a victim to corrosion or burst pipes–give us a call for potential repiping before a problem can even present itself.

Your Water Is Discolored

Take a close look at the water coming out of your faucets and plumbing appliances. If the color of your water is changing at all–if you see a reddish or brownish tinge–then you have a problem. Rust and corrosion will lead to only more problems with your plumbing, not to mention it’s unhealthy for your drinking water.

You’re Constantly Dealing with Leaks

Is your home having consistent plumbing problems, such as leaks? This is likely an indication that you need to address a serious plumbing problem as multiple leaks are a sign that your plumbing is degrading. Leaks should never be routine!

When you notice a leak, take note of when and where it was, and then schedule an appointment with our team right away for repair. Be sure to mention previous leaks, as it could very well be that you need repiping.

You Have Low Water Pressure

If you notice that you have low water pressure and it’s only getting worse over time, then it’s time to address your overall plumbing system. Low water pressure is typically a sign that you either have a leak, multiple leaks, or build-up of limescale from hard water inside your pipes.

This buildup will reduce the volume of the pipe interior, which restricts the amount of water flow coming out of your faucets and plumbing appliances. Be sure to call us right away so we can assess what’s causing the decline in water pressure.

For professional and reliable plumbing installation in Bellows Falls, VT, look no further than HB Energy Solutions. Contact us today! 

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