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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Pipes?

The pipes that bring water into your home are built to be durable, but someday your pipes are no longer going to work as you need them to. It’s important to replace your pipes when they start to cause trouble, so that you’re not one day stuck dealing with broken or burst pipes that send water to your property, causing costly damages and a major cleanup.

But how can you tell it’s time to replace your pipes if they haven’t yet wreaked havoc on your home? Below, we list some of the ways to tell that your pipes may be nearing the end of their lives. Replacing them today is much less of a hassle than waiting until they damage your property.

  • Corrosion: When the pipes begin to corrode, there’s no stopping them from deteriorating completely. Look for signs of rust and corrosion, such as flaking inside of the pipes or discoloration from the water when you turn on a faucet. If a technician confirms that your pipes have started to rust or corrode, it’s time to replace.
  • Old Age: After 50 or 60 years, you should have an inspection done each and every year to find out if your pipes are still in good condition. Find a reliable technician whose opinion you’ll trust when they say it’s time for your pipes to go.
  • Frequent Repairs: If you feel that you’re making too many repairs to your pipes, it could be a result of a faulty installation or a shoddy set of pipes. Replacing the pipes now might make it so that you don’t have to deal with that hassle so often. Consult with a plumber to see if this is the case.
  • Signs of Damage: Any signs that your pipes have already damaged your property—such as dark spots on the walls or ceilings—should be investigated immediately.

Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC can assess your pipes and determine if replacement is the best option for your home in Lake Worth. Call our super friendly team for exceptional service! And save $25 today on any plumbing job over $200 for a limited time.

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