Even the most meticulously designed and well-crafted plumbing system will eventually deteriorate. Your pipes and plumbing are used every single day, whether you notice them or not. As a result, after many years, the whole system may need to be replaced. You may be wondering if it’s time to replace your pipes and plumbing. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of signs that your plumbing may be in need of an overhaul. If you notice any of these, you should consider investing in new plumbing throughout your home.
1. Recurring leaks
You obviously don’t need to replace all your pipes just because of one leak. A single leak may be caused by any number of easily fixed problems that don’t affect the entire system. However, this isn’t the case if your water pipes keep developing new leaks regardless of how often you repair them. If this happens, it’s time to consider the possibility that you need new pipes.
2. Water colouration
When your plumbing system starts to rust, it’s time to replace it. But how can you tell when your plumbing has started to rust? You can’t see inside your pipes and boiler without opening them up, after all. The answer is simple: you just have to monitor the colour of your water. If you notice that the water coming out of your taps has picked up a slight yellow or brown hue, it’s probably the result of rust.
3. Unusual noises
All plumbing systems and pipes make noises. However, loud, strained noises can be indicative of a serious problem, particularly if those noises occur on a regular basis. If you’ve lived in your current home for several years, you probably know what your plumbing usually sounds like. If that sound changes and becomes unpleasant, it’s time to consider replacing your plumbing.
Of course, before you invest in new plumbing, you should consult with a professional, trustworthy plumber and get their expert opinion. Here at Shaw’s Plumbing and Heating, we provide a range of products and services. We’re happy to install a whole new plumbing system, so if you think your current system needs to be replaced, get in touch with us today.