Re-piping is when we install new water piping into and existing home. While frequently necessary and advisable, it is an intrusive process.
When should you consider re-piping your home?
When you have galvanized iron water piping your home, it should be a discussion of “when” not “if” because in most cases the piping is at or beyond its life expectancy.
Leaky water pipes. Frequently we will see evidence if rust “bubbles” where the old pipe has leaked, but rusted closed, this indicates that the pipes should be replaced. If you hare having frequent leaks repaired on the old pipes, just consider this will go away when you have new piping installed.
When you have “low pressure,” this may be an indication that the rust has built up to the point it is restricting the volume of water the pipe can deliver.
Rusty water is caused from the iron rusting. This can not only be disconcerting, it can change the taste and odor of the water.
You cannot predict when or where the old pipe will fail next and the next time the leak may cause extensive damage to you home.
Today when buying or selling a home, home inspectors are almost always called in to look at the house. Galvanized iron water pipes are almost always list as “needs to be replaced.” Replacing your old galvanized water pipes are a good investment, which may help a future sale go smoothly.
If you have any concerns about your old galvanized water pipes, or frequent leaks in other pipes call Kennedy Plumbing. Our licensed Journeyman Plumbers can diagnose, repair you leaks or install new water pipes for your house.