Even though your home’s plumbing is safe from the elements, the very water they carry can damage them over time. As they get rusty and worn down, plumbing pipes can become prone to structural failure, leading to major water damage. However, if you’re aware, you can notice the signs that your home’s pipes need to be changed out. Stewart Plumbing, one of the best plumbers in the Memphis area, can help you learn when to call us for a repiping.
Here are 5 signs you should call for repiping in Memphis:
Some kinds of piping materials are considered outdated due to the existence of superior materials. For example, polybutylene pipes have a tendency to break down often, costing you a lot in repairs. Meanwhile, galvanized metal pipes are heavy and often suffer from internal rusting, causing water discoloration. Swapping out your older pipes for more modern materials can alleviate plenty of plumbing problems.
Speaking of outdated materials, one of the most concerning materials you may see is lead. These soft pipes are gray in appearance and are known for causing a variety of serious health issues. If you have lead pipes, you should call us as soon as you can. Depending on your health, you may also wish to talk to a doctor.
Discolored water, as mentioned before, can be caused by internal rusting and corrosion in your plumbing. As well as making your water taste and smell strange, rusty water can damage your piping over time. However, it may not be your pipes causing the problem. If you have a tank water heater and only your hot water is affected, the problem is with your water heater’s tank. However, if the problem is with all of your water, you should call us for a repiping.
Age and pipe material lifespans
Another consideration when it comes to pipe materials is how long they generally last. For example, galvanized metal pipes last 20 to 50 years, but were used from the 1930s to 80s. If your home has galvanized metal pipes, they’re most definitely too old for your plumbing. Newer materials, like copper and PVC, not only last longer but haven’t been around as long, ensuring they haven’t already reached retirement age. However, be aware that pipe fixtures and joints also have lifespans to consider separate from the pipes. If the pipes seem fine but are acting up, ask us about preventative maintenance.
Low water pressure
When your faucets aren’t running as strong as they used to, it’s worth taking a look at your pipes. Sometimes the problem might just be a clog, but it could also mean there are leaks and pinholes in your pipes letting water escape. As well as hurting your water pressure, these leaks can cause water damage and promote mold growth. If clog clearing doesn’t seem to help the issue, you might want to talk to one of our experts.
What makes Stewart Plumbing my best choice for replacing my piping?
Stewart Plumbing has spent over 25 years helping people around Memphis (including the Graceland estate) with repiping and other plumbing jobs. All of our professional plumbers are fully trained, certified, and drug/background tested so you can be sure they’ll provide top-quality service. In addition, we provide some of the best warranties in the industry and closely follow Nexstar policies and best practices. Call Stewart Plumbing today to learn more about how we can repipe your home!