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Signs You May Need Repiping for Your Home


It’s easy to think of the plumbing in a home as something that will always endure for as long as the house is around. But this isn’t true—pipes wear down over time like anything else in a house, and piping material also becomes outdated. At some point, you’ll need to have some amount of repiping in your home. It might be limited, or you may need to opt for whole-house repiping. 

We’re the team you can trust for your needs for repiping in Lake Worth, FL. We work with materials supported by the broader plumbing industry and we never cut corners. No matter what amount of repiping you need, we’ll see you get the best service possible.

If you’re wondering how to tell that you need repiping, we’ve put together a list of warning signs to watch for.

I. The age of your home

The age of your home will give you a good idea of what type of pipe materials you have and if they need to be replaced. Modern plumbing pipes are made from copper or various types of plastic (PEX, CPVC). If your house is older than 50 years, it likely has pipes made from galvanized steel, cast iron, or a plastic called polybutylene. All of these materials are out-of-date and we recommend having them replaced before they become too damaged.

II. Low water pressure

There are various reasons for low water pressure, but deteriorating pipes are a common culprit. Over time, mineral deposits, corrosion, or even pipe damage can restrict the flow of water, resulting in frustratingly weak water pressure. If you’ve noticed a significant drop in the water pressure from faucets or showers, arrange for an inspection with us to see if you need repiping.

III. Discolored or rusty water

If you turn on the tap only to see discolored or rusty water, it’s a red flag. Discoloration can occur due to rust or sediment buildup in aging pipes. While rusty water might not necessarily pose an immediate health risk, it indicates a problem that needs attention. 

IV. Leaks or Water Damage

Visible leaks or water damage are one of the more obvious signs that your pipes are in trouble. Leaks can occur for various reasons, including corrosion, joint failures, or general wear and tear. If you notice water stains on ceilings or walls, mold growth, or standing water around your home, it’s essential to have plumbers investigate the source right away. The issue may be simple damage to one pipe, but it may also warn of general wear and tear that only larger-scale repiping can address.

V. Frequent clogging

While an occasional clog is normal, frequent or stubborn blockages could signal a more significant problem in your pipes. Buildup of debris, scale, or corrosion can lead to persistent clogs. Don’t ignore clogging that continues to occur—this is a warning that it’s time to call our professionals to examine your pipes and see what work we need to do.

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