Most homeowners think their plumbing will last a lifetime and then some. And while it’s true that new plumbing will last for decades, it won’t last forever.
But knowing the difference between a pipe that needs to be fixed and one that needs to be replaced can be tough. Fortunately, that’s where Mr. Rooter comes in!
Signs Your Plumbing Needs to be Replaced
Unlike the occasional plumbing problem, which likely only affects one pipe or area of your home, faulty pipes that need to be replaced will affect several rooms of your home at the same time.
Low Water Pressure
Do all of your sinks and showers suddenly feel like they’ve lost their pressure? This is one of the earliest warning signs that your plumbing needs to be replaced, so it’s in your best interest not to wait too much longer to schedule an inspection. If you realize the problem early on, you can prevent future issues.
Leaks are another early sign that your pipes have started to disintegrate. And while some leaks are obvious, like those below your sink, others can be tougher to find. Leaks that occur behind walls can sit for weeks, if not months before they’re noticed.
If your water is ever anything but clear, you’ve got one of several potential problems on your hands. If your water is red, orange, or yellow, it could be signs that rust has built up and is now flowing through your plumbing. It could also mean that the pipes are cracked and sediments from the ground have made their way in.