Even though your plumbing pipes aren’t exposed to the elements, they can still get worn down over time. As pipes get older and worn down, they become prone to rust, corrosion, and general disrepair. A failure in any part of your home’s plumbing can result in major water damage. Before disaster strikes, you’ll want to know when it’s time to replace your pipes. Let us show you four signs that you should call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Omaha to help you with a piping replacement.
Here are four signs you should schedule a piping replacement:
Pipe material lifetimes
Depending on the material of your pipes, some of them may wear out quicker than others. Galvanized metal, for instance, last 20 to 50 years and are primarily from the 1930’s to 80’s. They’re a definite candidate for replacement. More modern materials like copper and PVC can last a lot longer. However, keep in mind that the pipe joints and fixtures can also become worn down, as well. If the pipes are acting up despite being relatively new, you can ask us about doing preventative maintenance.
Out of all the outdated piping materials, lead is the one that should result in an immediate call for a plumber. These pipes are grey and softer than pipes. You can see this for yourself if you scratch it with a screwdriver. Lead is infamous for being highly toxic and can cause a wide variety of serious health issues if consumed. If you find that your house has lead piping, call us as soon as possible so we can get safer pipes for your home.
Low water pressure
If your showers aren’t as strong as they used to be, there’s likely a problem in the pipes. The problem could simply be a clog, but it might also be caused by leaks and pinholes in the pipes. Leaky pipes can cause other problems, such as water damage and mold growth. If drain cleaner isn’t helping your pressure problem, you might need the help of one of our plumbers.
Is your water brown, yellow, or full of sediment? That could be a sign of rust and corrosion in your pipes that needs to be dealt with quickly. Aside from the usual problems, rust wears away at your pipes over time, making them prone to leaking or collapsing. It’s possible the bad water is isolated in only your hot water system. However, if all of your water is rusty, a piping replacement might be your best option.
Why choose Benjamin Franklin to fix my plumbing?
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Omaha has been helping homeowners in Nebraska with their plumbing since 2005. Our locally-owned and operated company is based around the principles of prompt arrival, personalized attention to the problem, and exceptional customer service. We’re so dedicated to promptness that if we wind up late for a job, we’ll pay you based on how late we were. By choosing us to change your pipes, you’re giving yourself peace of mind and, better water, and guaranteeing your home’s safety from faulty plumbing. If you’re looking for a professional company that can do a piping replacement, look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Omaha!