Here at Day and Nite Plumbing and Heating, we know that not every plumbing fixture can last forever. That's true even if you take great care of your plumbing and have reliable experts, like us, to depend on in a pinch. Eventually, certain parts will need to be replaced if you want to keep your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room running smoothly. Here are some signs that you need to invest in some new plumbing.
One obvious sign that plumbing needs to be replaced is leaky pipes. If you're noticing frequent leaks, you might need to start replacing things. An emergency plumber can fix a leak, but after a little while it might end up being more cost-effective to just replace your plumbing. Leaks can cause some expensive damage, mold growth, and more. So cut this problem off at the pass and just replace your plumbing if leaks are a common issue in your home.
Mold or Water Damage
Speaking of damage, obvious signs of mold or water damage can also be a sign that you need to replace your plumbing. If you see mold or water damage, that could be a sign of an issue. Replacing your plumbing could help you avoid more costly damage. It could also help you avoid surprising emergency plumbing bills. If you keep seeing new damage, replacing your plumbing could actually save you a lot of money.
If you run your faucet and smell something odd, that could be an indicator of a problem. Foul smelling water could mean that there are issues with the health of your entire plumbing system. Bacteria could be accumulating in your pipes, causing an odor and other issues. Getting some new pipes could solve this problem and many others.
Discolored water is an obvious sign that something is wrong with your plumbing. Water that's a darker color could show that your pipes are corroded. The water from your faucet is picking up rust from the pipes, resulting in discolored water.
This could also lead to another problem. Rust and mineral deposits can build up, causing a clog. Few things are more annoying than clogged plumbing. If you want to avoid this irritating issue, contact an expert plumber to take care of the problem as soon as you notice something like discolored water.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can be annoying, but you may not realize it's also a potential indicator of a major problem. A variety of factors can cause this particular issue. Low water pressure could be caused by a leak or pinholes in your pipe. These leaky pipes could, in turn, cause damage to your home and its foundation. That means mold, rot, and other problems that lead to costly repairs. If you've noticed continued low water pressure, it may be time to shop for replacement plumbing.
If you hear gurgling or bubbling sounds, that could mean that your system is backed up. Some things, like dishwashers and laundry machines, are supposed to make some noise. If you hear loud noises elsewhere, that could mean that you need some replacements for your current plumbing.