4 Signs Your Plumbing Is Old and Needs Replacing

Plumbing tips for your home

The plumbing in your home is essential to your comfort and your health. When it starts to wear out and break down, it can cause big problems for you and your loved ones. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By catching plumbing problems early, you’ll be able to save yourself some headaches. By being aware of what is happening with your home’s plumbing system, you’ll be able to identify when it is too old and when your plumbing needs replacement.

4 Ways to Tell Your Plumbing Needs an Upgrade

There are some things that you can watch out for to help you know when it is time to replace the plumbing system in your home.

  1. Age

    You need to know when your plumbing system was installed. Keeping track of its age will help you determine when your system has reached its age limit. It might be a good idea to talk to your plumber or a professional renovation company about plumbing installation, so you know when it is time for an upgrade.

  2. Material

    Another key factor that can impact how soon you need to replace your plumbing system is the type of material that your pipes are made of. Different materials have different lifespans when it comes to pipes.

    Materials like lead or galvanized pipes can rust or corrode, which means that tiny traces of the metal could be getting into your water supply. This can cause health problems if you consume it, but can also be a source of irritation for your skin and scalp.

  3. Leaks

    Even smaller leaks can be a sign that your pipes are starting to wear down. If you have noticed leaks, you should talk to a professional about whether it is time to replace the plumbing in your home.

    It’s also important to be aware of your water bill. If you notice that you are being charged more for water usage but haven’t changed your consuming habits, it could indicate a leak in your system. While the easy solution is to repair the leak, it may be a hint that more costly damage is on its way.

  4. Discoloured or smelly water

    Yellow or brown water, along with a putrid smell, may indicate that your pipes are starting to erode. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent your pipes from rusting or corroding. It is a natural outcome of water running through the pipe material.

    This can happen slowly so that you don’t notice it at first. If you have discoloured water or an unusual smell from your pipes, you may want to replace the plumbing in your home.

Problems with your plumbing don’t always mean it is time for a replacement. But, if you have any of these issues, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Your home’s plumbing system is essential for your comfort and wellbeing.

If you are interested in learning more about plumbing replacement, call Avonlea Renovations at 416-422-5276 or contact us here.


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