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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Is It Time To Repipe Your House? Look Out For These 5 Signs

by Madison Dean

Over time, the pipes in your home's plumbing system can become clogged, corroded, or damaged due to age or regular use. Consequently, you may experience many problems with the plumbing system. Repiping service involves removing and replacing all or a significant portion of the pipes to ensure that your residential plumbing system is working correctly and to prevent further inconveniences, damages, or health hazards.

If you notice the following trouble signs with your home's plumbing, it may require repiping.

1. Aging Pipes

Over time, pipes suffer damage due to prolonged use and exposure to the elements. If you live in an older house that still has its original plumbing, odds are the pipes are approaching the end of their life span and may need to be replaced.

2. Discolored Water

Brown or dark-colored water is a strong indicator of water contamination. This may happen due to pipe corrosion or leaks that allow contaminants to leach into your potable water supply. If your municipality's pipes may be to blame for the problem, you may need to use a water filtration system to purify your water supply.

3. Low Water Pressure

Decreased water pressure can mean that your bathtub, dishwasher, or laundry machine will take longer to fill up, wasting time and causing a lot of inconvenience in your home. If your municipality is not to blame, you may need new pipes. Aging pipes can develop leaks that cause significant loss of water and eventually result in reduced water pressure.

4. Water Damage To The Walls And Ceiling

Plumbing pipes often run in hidden areas of your home, such as behind the walls and in the attic, crawlspace, and basement. If you notice water damage, such as wet patches and mold growth, on your ceiling or walls, your residential pipes may be failing and in need of replacements.

5. Wet Yard

If some sections of your yard are always wet and muddy, your pipes may be failing. A damaged or degrading sewer pipe is the usual culprit. To confirm this, you may need to get a professional sewer camera inspection. Repiping can be a time-consuming and laborious task that may require cutting through walls or digging up your yard to access your plumbing system.

Professional plumbers have the tools, equipment, expertise, and experience necessary to do the job quickly, safely, and efficiently, saving you time and money while protecting your home from further damage in the future.

Contact a local plumber to learn more.