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’re living in an old home or your plumbing hasn’t received maintenance in a while, seemingly quick-fix issues may actually indicate a need to repipe your entire system. If you find yourself dealing with any of the plumbing problems below on a regular basis, it’s time to call in 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. When you’re experiencing frequent leaks not localized to one area, however, this is often evidence of old, decaying pipes that need to be replaced. Constant, widespread leaks—even small ones—can quickly become a bigger problem and eventually lead to flooding.
4) Water pressure and temperature is constantly fluctuating.
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.
Not sure if your small leak is something bigger? Get in touch with the team at Inland Empire Leak Detection! Our experts will provide you with free leak detection services to determine exactly what you’re dealing with. Then, we can make the necessary repairs or repipe your system.
Call us today at 951-442-5339 to speak with one of our specialists about your plumbing needs!