Homeowners have a tendency to think of the pipes that make up their household plumbing system as invincible: they should last for as long as they own their homes. It’s true that pipes are designed to endure for decades—but that’s not the same thing as making them invincible! In some cases, you will need to call for plumbers to arrange for a partial or complete repiping of your home to take out worn and outdated pipes. This will keep your plumbing system healthy and your household as free as possible from clogs, leaks, and other plumbing issues.
Do you live in a home that was built pre-1970, or even pre-World War II? If so, you probably have a plumbing system made of material that has long passed out of general residential use, such as galvanized steel and cast iron. These metals are tough, but they will also give into corrosion eventually, usually after 50 years. If you live in an older house, it’s probably time to contact plumbing professionals to look into the possibility of repiping it to put in copper, PEX, and CPVC pipes.
Constant plumbing problems
If you’re encountering drain clogs or water flow issues on a regular basis, the problem may come from pipes that have starting to corrode or which have picked up an enormous amount of lime scale on their interior. Instead of constantly calling plumbers to fix such problems, you should instead call them to ask about repiping.
Damage from poor water quality
An issue that can afflict even newer pipes is chemicals and minerals in the municipal water supply. Even if these chemicals aren’t dangerous to your household to drink, they can create trouble with copper and plastic piping. When leaks start to occur regularly, call for plumbers and also arrange for water testing. The best solution might be repiping combined with a whole-house water treatment system.
Arrange for repiping services with Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. in Cincinnati, OH.