The condition of your home’s plumbing system is integral not only in playing a part in comfortable living and health but to your home’s structural integrity and utility consumption stability. And to these the extended lifespan of the many parts of your home’s piping network.
As you ask your contractor about pipe re-routing and repair, here are reasons your place of residence may need repiping… urgently.
1. Frequent Water Clogging
Having pipes clogged every once in a while is nothing to concerned about. It may simply be that an object was accidentally thrown or flushed down the drain, causing temporary water clogging. By removing said object (either on your own or by a plumbing expert), water can gush on as per the norm.
But constant water clogging is something that needs your attention. And it isn’t to be DIY-ed. Continual and repeated clogs may be symptoms of a deteriorating plumbing system. Older pipes have a weaker capacity to let thicker substances pass through. Hence, more clogging.
2. Water Leakage
This isn’t always visible because often, water leakages occur within the walls of your homes (since most piping networks are protected by said fixtures). However, given some time, water leaks will seep through these very walls, ceilings, and floors, making them easier to be spotted.
There’s a difference between accumulated moisture due to condensation, and water moisture because of leaks. The latter will be recurring, and will almost always appear in the same area of the floor, ceiling, wall, etc.
Immediately call your plumbing contractor to have your home’s pipes checked, repaired, and better yet, replaced, before water leakage brings about further damage to your home.
3. Weak Water Pressure
Brand new pipes will have water flowing through with force. You’ll notice this with newly built and/or newly renovated establishments. When pipes are worn down with age and constant use, water pressure may decrease. It may do so substantially if piping systems are not regularly inspected.
Corrosion, cracks and similar abrasions, weakened materials, the buildup of sediment and thickened liquids— all of these contribute to weaker pipes. And thus, contribute to decreased water pressure.
4. Rust Corrosion
For rust and corrosion that are visible, there’s only one solution— to call your plumbing contractor and have them examined. There’s no need to delay as to whether rust and corrosion have significantly or insignificantly affected the piping mechanism as a whole. It’s always better to take preventive measures through repiping. Luckily, a new alternative, Merus Technology based on a physical phenomenon can reduce corrosion in the pipe.
5. Noise In Piping Network
Another indication that plumbing repiping and repair is critical? When you hear gurgling and rattling sounds within the pipes, whether water is flowing through them or not. But more so with the first.
It ties into the rest of the numbers above. With corrosion, clogging, diminished and thinned materials and the like working against a plumbing system, the latter may begin to cause noise. This is because they are all the more and continually worn down instead of being repaired and/or replaced.
6. Discolouration Of Water
Finally, discolouration of water is a good indicator that your pipes are not working as efficiently as they used to. And this one’s a helpful plumbing-warning especially if the pipes in your home are beneath concrete and tiled fittings.