One Call Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Repiping’
It goes without saying that the average plumbing system in any given
home is very large. Yours snakes its way through your household to your
bathrooms, kitchen, garage, and more. Most of the pipes involved are
hidden from plain view—on purpose. This means, of course, that when you
have a plumbing problem, you might not be able to easily detect it. In
fact, you probably can’t detect it on your own at all unless it’s
evident by water gushing out from behind a wall. If you suspect you have
a plumbing problem, you can call our professional plumbers.
But that suspicion has to come from somewhere, right? You have to know what you’re looking and/or listening for. There are a number of signs that indicate you might need pipe repair, or even whole-house repiping in Durham, NC. True, sometimes only partial repiping is needed. But in most cases, at …
Woman calling a plumber service to fix drain pipe blockage.
For many plumbing problems, such as leaks or clogs, all you need to do is give our professional plumbers a call for quick repair. However, at some point, your plumbing system will age to the extent that replacing or repairing just one section of piping isn’t going to cut it—what you’ll need instead is whole-house Durham, NC repiping.
Whole house repiping is the safest way to protect your home from
leaks and water damage once your plumbing system ages to a certain
point. It’s often the last resort when it comes to fixing plumbing problems, but definitely necessary sometimes. But how do you know if your household needs it?
Your Pipes Are Old
Let’s get a little more specific, here. Up until the 1960’s, plumbers
were still using galvanized steel for pipe installation. Galvanized
steel is long lasting, but long-lasting means about 40-50 years. So if your home is still using it that means it’s at least 18 years overdue for replacement.