Although the chances of degradation are higher over time, having old piping in your home doesn’t necessarily mean that it needs to be replaced. The time to consider replacement of your home’s plumbing pipes is when you notice some obvious issues. Read more to see what you need to look out for.
Experiencing Water Damage
Whenever you see stains from water, on your walls for example, make sure to call a professional plumber as soon as possible for solutions. Leaks can be incredibly damaging, even small leaks can end up causing you lots of property damage over time.
Strange Colors In Water
When your water has yellow, orange or brown discoloration to it, this can be a sign of rusting and corrosion in the plumbing system. Pipes that suffer from rust buildup are more likely to burst or clog. Rusty water will also taste metallic and gross, and can pose a health risk for your family.
However, if you get your home’s water from a well, odd colors may be a natural occurrence due to the minerals in your well water. If your well water tastes or smells off, have a professional plumber perform a water test to the find the source of the discoloration. You want to be sure that it is not from a serious issue that will cause you problems down the road.
Unpleasant Water Odor
Strange smells can be a telling sign that your piping has issues. An eggy smell can indicate gas buildup in your plumbing pipes; if your water smells like pavement, it means you have a buildup of manganese; smelling of sewage is a sign of too much iron. A good water filtration system may be all you need to solve the problem, but if not, piping replacement may be required
Trust Doug’s For Professional Plumbing Analysis & Replacement
Call the qualified plumbers at Doug’s for expert diagnosis and plumbing replacement and repairs. We will provide the best solution to bring your home’s plumbing system up to scratch, ready to provide your home and family with the water you rely on every day. (985) 746-1116