If you’ve lived in your house long enough, I’ll bet you can say that your home has a personality of its own. There’s the kitchen window that lets in the morning sun shine on that sweet spot in the breakfast nook, and there’s the vintage knob that needs to be wiggled just the right way before it allows you to open the door. But while every home has its quirks, some things can make a house quickly lose its charm.
We’re talking about leaky or noisy pipes, low water pressure, and discolored water that smells odd.
You may think that enforcing the “no-flush while someone’s taking a shower” rule is just another one of those things that add to your house’s eccentricities. But no, problematic water pressure or pipes that creak and moan whenever the water is turned on are not characteristics that makes it unique. Unless, of course, you like having your house guests think your home is haunted.
Does all this sound familiar to you? Obviously, there’s something wrong with your pipes.
The solution? Repiping.
Repiping involves removing your old pipes and installing a new plumbing system. It’s a complete replacement of your supply plumbing system and before you argue that it’s more cost-efficient just to fix the isolated leak because only a small portion of your entire plumbing system seems to be affected, recognize that one leaky, corroded, or cracked pipe indicates a larger problem.
No modern home can function without a plumbing system. And when yours start to fail, ignoring the signs could ultimately cost you.
What’s the worst that can happen?
Ignore your ailing pipes long enough and you’re inviting the consequences that come with it. Pipes will burst, they will leak, and they can contaminate your water supply.
Repiping now can save you a considerable amount of money that may end up going to indoor flooding repairs caused by a burst pipe. Pipes that are old and brittle thanks to rust will at one point break. Remember that pipes run all throughout your home, and there’s no telling which one will burst and when.
Your home is meant to make you feel safe. And if you can’t even trust your water, it’s obviously time for repiping. Rusty pipes will ultimately start to ruin your water supply. While rusty water isn’t exactly a health concern, it tastes horrible. And we doubt that you’ll want to use foul-smelling water to bathe in, or wash your dishes and brush your teeth with; let alone, drink.
Long-term leaks may seem harmless as it’s just a little bit of water seeping through. Not only is this wasteful and irresponsible to the environment’s water supply, but it can cause mold build-up in your home. Not only will you deal with water damage but you’re inviting in the hazardous effects that mold can have on your health.
So while you can go on pretending your leaky pipes aren’t an issue and learn to live with that ugly dark spot in your ceiling, wheezing, coughing, skin, throat and eye irritations due to mold are all much harder to ignore.
Because your home will take care of you for as long as you take care of it, recognize that it deserves repiping once it starts to demand it.
Nick’s Plumbing services include whole house re-pipe and has been serving the Houston area for four decades. And once professional plumbers like Nick’s Plumbing have installed a new and more modern plumbing system to your house, you can go back to enjoying all of your home’s idiosyncrasies that don’t involve pipes that groan with every use or guessing what shade of rust your water will be each time you turn on the faucet.