If you know the approximate lifespan of the pipes in your home, it can cause a false sense of security. You may have heard those pipes can last between 70 and 100 years. This does not mean repiping is unnecessary. There are reasons you should consider it.
Are Your Pipes Failing?
Even the most solid pipes can develop problems. You may have seen certain signs in visible pipes. Leaks can be especially noticeable. Flaking, dimpling, stains, and discolorations are additional signs your pipes need attention.
If your pipes need to be replaced, water color can be another sign. If it looks yellow or brown, rust is inside the pipes. This can be most noticeable if you have been on vacation or away from home from a long period of time. When you run water, it does not appear clear and fresh.
However, for all the visible pipes in your home, there are pipes you cannot see. If you have any reason to suspect your pipes are not in excellent condition, it is time to give us a call. We can check the entire pipe system and let you know if repair or replacement is needed.
There Are Other Concerns For Piping
You may have a completely stable piping system throughout your house, but this does not mean it should not be replaced. A second common concern is the material used in your system.
Homes built between the year of 1970’s-1990’s were pipes commonly use polybutylene, galvanized, type M copper or quest pipe. This does not mean the pipes will last forever. These materials can easily deteriorate due to corrosion, rust and burst in high pressure in the system.
Why Should You Care About Pipes?
You want your home to be a nice, safe, comfortable environment. The condition of your pipes can make a difference. If pipes break or leak, your home can flood. In many cases, this disaster occurs without any advance warning. The structure of your home can become damaged by unexpected flooding.
Leaky pipes can also cause mold to form and grow in your house. Mold can be a health hazard, even if you cannot see it. Although it poses the most danger to small children, elderly persons, and individuals with medical conditions, mold is harmful to everyone.
Whether you know you need repiping, or are considering the possibility, you can start by giving us a call. For residential & commercial plumbing repipe in High Desert CA, our number is (760) 241-3100. Located in Hesperia, we serve towns and cities throughout the High Desert area. When you want the very best for your home and your family, Rescue Plumbers Inc. is waiting to hear from you. We will provide the information you need to make a decision, or set up an appointment to come to your home.
If you live in Hesperia, Victorville, Helendale, Apple Valley, Spring Valley Lake, Jess Ranch, Adelanto, Pinon Hills, Barstow, Baldy Mesa, Oak Hills, Lucerne Valley, or Phelan, we are available 24/7 and just a phone call away to help you on any plumbing services you might need.