Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Old Plumbing Pipes

There is an old saying that goes along the lines of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. We see some logic in that saying, but equally, what if you don’t know that it’s broken?

If you’re old plumbing system has been installed for many years, just think of all the millions of liters and gallons that have passed through them in that time and what effects of just being a plumbing system has; pressurized, cold, hot, expansion, contraction and building movement are just some of the factors that can affect your pipework.
Over the years, even water can abrade your pipework – think of a pebble in the surf on a beach; all smooth, rounded and no sharp corners.

An emergency call out to burst pipe can be expensive, not just from the plumbing point of view, but with the actual water damage; and that’s a best case scenario of cold, clean water. You may be insured for such eventualities, but that insurance can’t replace family treasures or even your time in having to deal with the problem.

Another thing to think about is contaminants; no matter how careful your utility supplier is, however many codes of practice that they subscribe to, it only takes one problem further along the line for contaminants to enter your water supply. And when they are in your supply, they can be difficult to flush out completely.
Even the natural process of heating and storing water in a tank can build up scale in the tank to the point where it starts affecting the quality of supply.

There are many reasons to consider upgrading your old pipework. Taking advice from a professional plumber can help you to decide on whether this is something that you want or need to do. Talk to the professionals at Ben Franklin. Call us or CONTACT US ONLINE.