When to Consider Replacing the Pipes in Your Home

When to Consider Replacing the Pipes in Your HomeNothing in life lasts forever, including the plumbing system in your house. Over many decades of use, your plumbing system is subject to daily wear and tear, rust, and corrosion. Eventually, the damage could result in a devastating pipe leak and hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repair costs. However, a preventative home repiping by our plumber in San Jose could prevent this kind of a catastrophe.

If you ever come across any of the following, it’s probably time to consider repiping in your home:

  • Dangerous pipe composition. Homes with lead or polybutylene pipes need these systems replaced as soon as possible. Lead pipes can leach out lead into the water, which is a serious health hazard especially for children or pregnant women. Polybutylene pipes are prone to rupture.
  • Pipes with signs of problems. Perform an annual visual inspection of your home’s pipes and look for signs of trouble, such as discoloration, rust stains, flaking, and dimpling. The presence of any of these signs requires professional evaluation by a licensed plumber.
  • Leaks. A small leak in one pipe can quickly lead to multiple or even bigger leaks in one or more pipes. When even a small leak develops, it’s time to consider replacing the pipes in your home.
  • Color of the water. If the water in your home is consistently brown or yellow, especially after running water after the water has not been used for several days, this is a sign of rust within the pipes. Rusty pipes are prone to leaks and breakage and should be replaced promptly.

At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Bay Area, we offer plumbing repair, home repiping, and all of the other plumbing services you would expect from dedicated plumbing professionals. We work with the highest level of accuracy and efficiency to ensure that your home’s plumbing works effectively and safely. For more information about our pipe replacement services, call us today at 415-459-3266.

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