4 Signs Your Home Needs Repiping

Plumbing issues are, unfortunately, an inevitable part of life as a homeowner. Most of the time, minor irregularities are nothing to worry about and can be solved with a quick call to your local plumber. It’s important, however, that you can recognize when you may be dealing with something more serious.

If you reside in an old house or haven’t had your plumbing checked in a while, issues that appear easily fixable may indicate a requirement to replace your entire system. If you regularly encounter any of the plumbing problems mentioned below, it is recommended that you hire a professional to replace your pipes.

1) You Can Hear Your Pipes

Efficient plumbing is designed to operate quietly. When you start to hear banging and creaking in the wall beyond normal, your pipes are likely deteriorating. As pipes corrode, water flow becomes restricted, which results in noisy plumbing.

2) Water Comes Out Discolored

Have you noticed an unsettling yellow, light brown, or reddish tint to your water when you first turn on the faucet or once it settles in the sink or tub? This discoloration is usually a result of metal sediments that flake off of rusted pipes (which can be hazardous to your and your family’s health).

3) Your Pipes Are Constantly Springing a Leak

The occasional minor plumbing leak is normal. However, when you’re experiencing frequent leaks not localized to one area, this is often evidence of old, decaying pipes needing replacement. Constant, widespread leaks—even small ones—can quickly become a bigger problem and eventually lead to flooding.

4) Water Pressure and Temperature Constantly Fluctuate

If your water is flowing slower (pressure has decreased) and the temperature is either difficult to change or reacts sensitively when you try to change it, it’s time to repipe your home. Unbalanced pressure and seesaw temperatures indicate that your water flow is becoming increasingly blocked, likely by corrosion sediment.

If you’re unsure whether a small leak in your home is indicative of a larger problem, don’t hesitate to contact Inland Empire Leak Detection! Our team of experts are happy to offer you free leak detection services so that we can precisely determine what you are dealing with. Once we have identified the issue, we can then proceed to carry out any necessary repairs or even repipe your system entirely if that is what is required.

Call us today at (951)442-5399 to speak with one of our specialists about your plumbing needs!

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