Repiping Services In Mt. Pleasant, SC
Repiping your home may sound like a daunting task, but Sadler Plumbing and gas can handle it with ease. You may not know what repiping is or even if your homes needs to be repiped. One reason your plumbing pipes may need to be replaces is they used old, outdated pipes or pipes that have been known to fail such as Poly B piping.
If your home has galvanized piping, it may corrode and cause water contamination. Copper piping is a popular choice for water distribution in homes, it’s tough, doesn’t corrode and can be installed with limited disruption to your home.
If you are unsure whether or not your home needs to be repiped, give us a call! Our experienced professionals can help you assess the condition of your plumbing and recommend the best course of action.
Signs Your Home Needs Repiping
- IT’S OVER 50 YEARS OLD: When it comes to lead pipes, the first and most crucial thing to note is that they must be replaced as soon as possible—they are a health hazard and should not be used. Galvanized steel plumbing was formerly used in homes built before 1970, which deteriorates with time and is less resilient than today’s plumbing. Another indication that your pipes are dangerous is noise. Clanging, rumbling, or other loud noises might indicate an issue.
- VISIBLE CORROSION: The most serious hazard associated with corroding pipes is the increase in the likelihood of leaks. If you notice rust, flaking, tiny indentations, or stains on your property’s pipes, there is a leak danger present. When it comes to small leaks, many homeowners are tempted to try their hand at DIY pipe patching. However, keep in mind that dilapidated pipes in hard-to-reach locations are prone to spring leaks as well. This is a signal of a burst pipe down the road.
- FLUCTUATING WATER TEMPERATURE: It’s difficult to determine whether water temperature changes are due to a faulty water heater or old pipes, but if your water is freezing cold one minute and boiling hot the next, your pipes might be at fault. Similarly, if you see any other changes in your water, such as discoloration or an unpleasant taste, your house may need to be repiped.
Age is not the only determining factor when it comes to pipe deterioration. External factors such as the quality of your water, the surrounding environment, and general wear and tear can also affect your pipes. If you live in a hard-water area, for example, your pipes will be subject to more wear and tear than those in a softer water area. The minerals in hard water can cause scale build-up on the inside of pipes over time, which can lead to cracks, leaks, and reduced water flow.