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Top Five Signs You May Need A Repipe

Top Five Signs You May Need A Repipe
Top Five Signs You May Need A Repipe  The first step in making any diagnosis is identifying and understanding the symptoms. Symptoms can be subtle or obvious and it’s important, especially when it comes to piping systems, to catch any signs of a potential problem before it becomes catastrophic. To help you identify whether or not it might be time to consider a repipe, here are the top five signs to watch for:   1.  Low or unbalanced water pressure This is usually a sign of severely corroded metallic pipes. When corrosion builds up on the interior of the pipe, water output is greatly reduced to sinks, showers and more. 2.  Scalding Showers or Extreme Temperature Fluctuations Hot water lines often deteriorate faster than cold water lines. When these lines begin to deteriorate, corrosion debris gets trapped and lodged within the anti-scalding devices built into sinks and tubs/shower valves – preventing these devices from working as designed. 3.  Discolored Water Water that has a brown or red tint is a sign of corroded pipes.  When corroded metal flakes off the interior of the pipe it causes water to be discolored. 4.  Recurring leaks When pipes begin to fail, they leak.  However, many property owners mistake minor leaks as par for the course when it comes to plumbing.  Although that can be the case in some instances, most often, if your building is more than 20 years old, minor leaks are the number one indicator of an entire piping network that is on ......
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