Repiping your home is a big decision indeed considering the costs and scale of work required to complete the job.
Even though this task is common with homes that are about 15-20 years old, there are instances when it’s better to replace the older pipes with newer ones.
So, here are 4 reasons why you might want to consider repiping your home:
#1: Rusty Water
The rust that forms with time doesn’t stick to the pipes but also mixes with clear and clean water into a smelly and rust-colored water. If you find that your water has these attributes, then the corrosion has reached an advanced stage, and the pipes need to be replaced.
#2: Low Water Pressure
Due to the build up of rust and corrosion inside the pipes, this leaves less room for water to flow, and which means that there will be less water flow through your showerheads and faucets. Only repiping will restore normal water flow.
#3: Leaky Pipes
If a pipe has corroded for a while, there is a possibility of cracks, holes and even the bursting of the pipe as well. This means that there will be leaks which will flood your home with water if you don’t take care of the problem as soon as possible. In most cases, you won’t be able to see the leaks until they have done significant damage to your home.
#4: Polybutylene Pipes
If your home installed polybutylene pipes several years ago, a kind of plastic that was used for piping in the 70s to the mid 90s, and which turned out to be a failure as it wasn’t as long lasting as it was made out to be, thanks to the adverse effects that it had with the chemicals with city-provided water.