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4 Signs that You Need to Replace Your Old Pipes

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4 Signs that You Need to Replace Your Old Pipes

Do you care about the things that are happening in your surroundings? I’m sure you don’t, but not until you experience life’s unfair treatment that you become aware of it. You may not understand why and how it unfolded but sometimes we need to be armed so we can be ready for whatever is thrown at us. Be always ready for changes that could happen in your life whether bad or good and as they say, there’s always a rainbow after the rain.

On another note, and since we’re talking about changes, when was the last time you thought of your plumbing fixtures or system? Have you checked if they are still in good condition or have you had signs that it may be time to replace those old pipes. Look out for these manifestations and have a plumber investigate it.

  1. Water discoloration and rusty odour

Can you even remember when your piping system was installed? Have you noticed of some water discolouration coming out of your taps? If so, call any of your licensed plumbers and have it checked. When pipes made from lead and cast iron corrode, these will and other materials from the pipe come off, thus making your water turn into another colour.

  1. Low water pressure due to constant blockage

There are a couple of causes why your shower head or taps are getting low water pressure. One of these is a blocked pipe due to its old age. As time passes by, our piping system would slowly deteriorate, these will be corroded and eventually block the passage of water resulting in low water pressure. There may have been leaks too, as this can also be the reason why your water pressure is low. If your pipe has passed its lifespan, contact a professional plumber and have the lines inspected.

  1. Skyrocketing water bill

Have you been wondering why your water bill just instantly increased? Was the water pressure on all of the taps increased? First thing you would do is have a look at your pipes if there’s a leak. Old pipes usually disintegrate especially when there’s lack of maintenance. If you couldn’t figure out where the leak is coming from, call a licensed plumber as soon as possible and have your old pipes checked and to avoid water wastage.

  1. Leaks in pipes

As I’ve mentioned earlier, when there is lack of maintenance, there can be a lot of things that can happen to your piping system, one of which is a leaking pipe as your piping system deteriorates over time. If your pipes have been corroded, it’s best to have it replaced at the soonest time possible by a licensed plumber.

Corrosion is the main reason why pipes lose its durability and integrity. You should always update and check your piping system if it’s still functioning well. Call a licensed plumber so it can be fixed urgently and avoid unlucky instances especially during inopportune times.

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