It’s hard to know what to do when it comes to components in your home that can’t be easily seen. For example, your water pipes might need to be replaced, but you could be left wondering what the right decision would be. Below, we go over some common signs that your home may need to be repiped. Being proactive about this could end up saving you money, time, and energy in the long run.
If you find yourself frequently dealing with plumbing issues, your entire system may be in trouble. One leak may be just a fluke, but multiple leaks are not something that most people encounter within six months or even a year. If this has happened to you, your pipes are probably vulnerable to damage and need to be replaced. One of the unfortunate things that could happen when you have old pipes is that there could be a leak that’s not obvious. When water builds up behind a wall, mold and mildew can start to form. This is especially true since Montgomery can be so humid. This type of damage could be very costly.
Decreased Water Pressure
Even if there are no leaks, you might be experiencing decreased water pressure. When you go to take a shower or run the hose outside, for instance, the water might not come out with a strong force. This might indicate that you have leaky pipes somewhere or mineral buildup in your pipes. There is technology available that allows us to detect leaks that can’t easily be seen without doing some demo. If the damage is significant, whole-house repiping could possibly be recommended.
Water stains are another sign that tells you that there are leaky pipes that you can’t see. If you notice stains on your ceilings or walls, or if you notice bubbling wallpaper in a certain section, water is the likely culprit. Water can also lead to warped flooring and/or spongy spots on the floor.
In some of the above scenarios, there could be a possibility that just a section of pipe needs to be replaced. However, if your home is on the older side, like many homes in Montgomery are, repiping might be a better idea. Homes in Montgomery, AL built before the 1970s used materials for pipes like galvanized steel that we no longer use for several reasons. If it hasn’t happened already, a major problem could arise with these pipes at any time.
At Alabama Home Pros, we’re here to help if you need to have your pipes repaired or replaced. When we determine what needs to be done, we’ll take the age of the pipes into account, as well as any problems you may have noticed. We’ll also do a visual inspection and can look closer at certain areas. Call us to arrange an appointment.