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How to Know If It’s Time to Upgrade Your Plumbing

Depending on the material used for plumbing in your Clermont, Florida, home, you can expect problem-free performance for many years. The majority of buildings in our area have been around for several decades. That means homeowners need to start thinking about their pipes. Age alone doesn’t mean that you need to replace your piping. However, when combined with other telltale factors, you know you have a problem. Here are four signs that it’s time to upgrade your plumbing.

Discolored Water

If the color of the water coming from the taps is anything other than expected, that is a red flag. Depending on the color, it can indicate corrosion in your pipes. If there is corrosion, it means the water is picking up rust as it travels through the lines. Clogs from rust buildup put pressure on the plumbing system, increasing the chances of leaks or a broken water pipe.

Unpleasant Odors

A strange odor coming from your taps likely means the water is unsafe for use. Foul smells are also a good sign that your pipes contain contaminants. Improper pipe venting and a buildup of bacteria are common problems that can develop over time. We will check your sewer and drains and recommend the appropriate service.

Weak Water Flow

Low water pressure can stem from several problems including leaks, broken water pipes, and clogs. Blockages and leaky pipes can cause structural damage. Our professional plumbers will identify the source of any leak before they cause serious harm to your foundation.

Leaky Faucets

Although a dripping faucet is annoying, its real cost is in the high water bill you’ll receive. Sometimes washers and other parts wear away, or corrosion eats away at fittings. Upgrade your plumbing, and get a handle on this problem. A new faucet installation is also an inexpensive way to give your kitchen or bath a new look.

If you’re experiencing any of the above problems or prefer to be proactive about the condition of your plumbing, we can help. Contact the pros at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Orlando today at (407) 584-1042. We’re happy to help if it’s time to upgrade your plumbing or you need information about our plumbing repair services.