5 Signs You Need To Replace Your Plumbing

You should know right off the bat that replacing the plumbing in your house can be extensive and expensive.

But the major difference is whether you have the time to plan for it, or if you are forced to do it in an emergency situation.

However, if you can catch the warning signs, you could get ahead of the problem.

Here are five signs for you to look out for that your plumbing needs to be replaced.

5 signs need replace plumbing

Discoloured Water

One of the easier ways to tell is something is going on with your plumbing is the colour of your water. How does your water come out? Crystal clear or a tinge of brown? Odd coloured water might be a sign of rusty pipes.

Of course, being in Winnipeg, you should probably check first if there is water main work going on that could be affecting your water.

As pipes get older, they will begin to naturally deteriorate and accumulate rust. After awhile, the rust will start to chip off and flow in your water. If you are experiencing this, you should call a professional Winnipeg plumber to take a look and confirm the problem.

When you have rust in your water, it is time to replace all of your pipes, so it’s important to make sure that this is the actual cause. The only solution to getting rid of rust in your water is replacing your pipes.

Pipes are making noise

When you turn on your shower, does it sound like someone is already in there singing? Hearing a high pitched sound after opening the shower is your pipes screaming for help.

Hearing noise from your pipes might not be a cause for immediate concern, but if left alone for a long time, the problem can grow into something bigger.

Water pressure is off

In homes across Canada, 60 psi (pounds per square inch) of water pressure is the norm. Having higher than 60 psi, such as 80 psi for example, could actually damage your plumbing, such as tap valves and appliances. More so, higher water pressure can damage your hot water tank in terms of excessive wear and tear.

On the opposite side of things, if your water pressure is too low, say around 30 psi, it could be a sign of disengaged entry valve or clogged pipes.

Low pressure or high pressure, to be sure that your plumbing is working optimally, call a Winnipeg plumbing company.

Wall Stains

If you have wall stains, you most likely have water damage. Do you have brown stains on your walls or ceilings? If so, you might have a leaking pipe. Without a permanent fix, your walls will keep accumulating stains as the pipe continues to leak.

Left unchecked, you could experience bursting pipes, flooding or mold. The moment you see wall stains, call a license Winnipeg plumber to fine the cause of the leak.

Old and Worn

As with everything, over time our pipes will start to deteriorate. The deterioration could happen slowly over a long time, decades even. Once it starts, though, eventually the pipes will start to leak and possibly even burst.

The two most common signs of old and worn pipes are leaking and flaking.

Flaking happens on the outsides of the pipes with significant deterioration. 

Leaking pipes are a sing of old pipes. In all reality, you should never see even a single drop of water coming out of your pipes. A leak is a definite sign of something wrong. It could be anything from corrosion to simply old age to physical trauma. 

See a leak, call a Winnipeg plumber.

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