Just as technology changes, so does plumbing. Over the last few decades, there have been tremendous improvements in the industry, especially when it comes to piping. Until 1980, clay pipes were still commonly used before they were replaced with polyvinyl chloride pipes, or PVC. Both have long lifetimes, but are also susceptible to damage. That is why our team at General Plumbing offers pipe relining.
Watch for the Signs
Even though pipes are underground, they can still give many clues that something is amiss. Normal wear and tear can damage a pipe, and tree roots can even puncture your plumbing system and create a mess. How will you know? Look for these common signs:
- There is an odor in your yard.
- You notice a water backup in your home.
- The toilet is making gurgling noises.
- There is sludge gathering in the bathtub.
- The quality of your water is suffering.
It also helps if you know when the piping was done. A clay pipe has a lifespan of roughly 50 to 60 years, and PVC pipes are designed to last for a century or longer. If you have clay pipes and an older home, you may want to contact a Lake Worth plumber to see if pipe relining is necessary.
A Clean Repair
You may worry that relining your piping will tear up your yard and cause an unsightly mess. Thanks to trenchless technology, specialists can quickly make repairs on sewer lines, sanitary vents or drain pipes without digging up your green space. Using a small camera and tubing, a trained professional can identify and make repairs to your piping.
When you elect for pipe relining, you not only breathe more life into your plumbing system, but you also mitigate the risk of any future problems. Our team at General Plumbing can identify if you are a good candidate for the service. To learn more about how we can help you with your plumbing problems, please call us at (561) 771-0086.