Do you think the quantity and quality of water in your home have deteriorated? The water supply lines in your home are responsible for delivering fresh, clean water to every faucet, shower, and appliance. Over time, however, these pipes can become corroded, leaky, and otherwise damaged. When that happens, it's time to call in a professional plumber to repipe your home. Not sure when that time is? Here are five instances when you should invite a plumber to do repiping.
1. When the Water Pressure in Your Home Suddenly Drops
A sudden drop in water pressure can be indicative of leaks in the main water supply line. These leaks can cause extensive damage if left unaddressed, so it's best to call in a plumber as soon as you notice a drop in pressure.
2. When your water bill starts to skyrocket for no apparent reason
If your water usage hasn't changed but your bill has, that's a definite red flag. More often than not, it indicates that you have leaks somewhere in your system—and those leaks are costing you money.
3. When Your Water Starts to Take On an Unusual Color or Smell
If the water coming out of your taps is anything other than crystal clear, it's cause for concern. The same goes for water that has an unusual odor. These could both be signs of contamination and should be addressed immediately by a plumber.
4. When You Start Noticing Rust Spots on Fixtures or Appliances
If the fixtures and appliances throughout your home are starting to show signs of rust buildup, it's likely because the water supply lines are rusting from the inside out.
This poses a serious health risk as well as extensive damage to your fixtures and appliances, so it's best to have the issue resolved as soon as possible by inviting a plumber to repipe your home's water supply lines.
5. When Multiple Pipes Burst or Leak at the Same Time
This is almost always indicative of widespread corrosion and means that it's time for a complete repiping of your home's water supply lines before any more damage is done!
If you're dealing with any of the issues listed above, it's time to think about repiping your home's water supply lines. The sooner you call in professionals to address the problem, the less damage will be done and the less money you'll have to spend on repairs down the road! Call a plumber today to inspect your pipes and recommend any repiping.
For more information, contact a plumber near you.