Should I replace old water pipes or try to get more usage is a question many homeowners ask. This is because over time water pipes can wear out and require replacement. A sure sign of this is low flow rates (because pipes are full of corrosion). Some other signs include constant pipe repairs, small leaks, high water bills, or rusty water coming from faucets. Many times valves and hose bibs will not be functioning as well either due to corrosion in the pipe they are attached to. If you see these signs call Optimized Plumbing & Piping today at 209-3524294. We are a full service plumbing contractor who serves Tuolumne and Calaveras counties.
Water pipes can last twenty five years or more , but sooner or later constant use takes a toll on any piping system requiring you to replace old water pipes.
- Copper can develop pin hole leaks.
- Galvanized pipe can look good on the outside and be completely corroded on the inside.
- Plastic pipe can have any number of problems including : being brittle, splitting, cracking, bursting or being chewed on by rodents.
While deciding when to replace old water pipes in your home you should consider that even though it is a cost you were probably hoping to avoid it will pay off because of savings on costly plumbing repairs, floods that can happen because old pipes start to leak, or high water bills due to pipes leaking underground. Just to remedy one of these problems will probably pay off in the long run. This is because a quality copper re-piping job can last for twenty five years or more.
Another benefit of installing new water pipes in your home is that new pipe, fittings, and valves are lead free to protect your family and the environment. With no corrosion after you have chosen to replace old water pipes you will also notice that water has a cleaner taste, less smell and will require less filtration. You may also notice less staining of plumbing fixtures since rust in old pipes could be causing rust stains.
If you would like to schedule us to give you a quote to replace old water pipes or any other plumbing service give us a call at 209-352-4294. Our Sonora CA based plumbers provide service for all parts of Tuolumne County, and Calaveras County including Angels Camp, San Andreas, Copperopolis, Murphys, Arnold, Twain Harte, Mi Wuk Village, and Groveland.
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