All types of piping have a lifespan. Copper pipes can last about 70 to 80 years; however, other factors such as tree roots and corrosion can cause them to lose integrity. There are a few signs that you might need to consider copper repiping.
Signs You Need Copper Repiping
If your home or business is new or relatively new and you are having issues with your plumbing, there is most likely another issue. If you have an older home, your copper pipes may be nearing the end of their lifespan. Pipes that are rusting can cause discolored water and lead to unsafe drinking water. Likewise, if there is a weird taste or smell, then you need to get your pipes checked.
How is your water pressure? Any dip in your water pressure can be a sign of a leak somewhere. If your water pressure lowers when the water is on somewhere else, this could also be a sign of a leak somewhere in your pipes. You actually are not supposed to lose water pressure when you turn on the tap in multiple areas of your house. This is something that is usually accepted as normal plumbing. But the fact is that water pressure in your home should be sufficient to have multiple taps running without a loss in pressure.
Old pipes are more susceptible to clogs. This is because the inside of the pipe gets corroded over time, making it easier for dirt and other particles to get stuck. Clogs cause pressure, which could lead to a burst pipe and a higher repair bill. If you notice you are having more issues with clogging and slow drains, then it’s time to have your pipes checked out.
Benefits of Repiping
The cost of repiping your home can put people off. But if you wait until your pipes fail, you are in for a bigger repair bill, you risk water damage to your home, and you will still need to undergo copper repiping anyway. With new pipes, any issues with water pressure are fixed and will save you money on your water bill. In addition to that, old pipes can contaminate your drinking water and make it potentially unsafe. This is a preventive maintenance measure that could save you thousands of dollars in the future.
How Long Does It Take?
Living without plumbing for any length of time is frustrating. The good news is that it usually only takes a few days to complete a copper repiping project. At Team Rooter, our copper repiping services come with a lifetime guarantee. If we have to cut through walls to get to the pipes, we will completely repair and restore the wall ourselves. The only sign that we were ever there will be clean pipes and good water pressure. Pipe issues can lead to bigger problems down the line, so don’t wait until it’s too late. Give Team Rooter a call today!