Knowing What Is Right For Your House
When it comes to any home improvement projects within your home, you make the ultimate decision as to what projects you want to take on and when. That means you have to be smart about your decisions in order to make the right moves at the right time. Some decisions are subjective. Your kitchen operates as it is, but if you really want to remodel it to make it look nicer, you can do so at any time. Other decisions have a bit more reasoning behind them, such as repiping. You need to understand a little bit more about your pipes in order to know when it is the right time for repiping. When you don’t remodel your kitchen, life goes on as normal. If you avoid repiping too long, you may have to deal with some serious damage. Here are some consequences of having old pipes:
If your pipes get old and brittle or start to rust, they are in danger of bursting. Initially, this can cause a huge amount of water damage to your home and is much harder to fix than repiping. Pipes don’t generally just burst spontaneously. There will be signs that show their stress beforehand. Watch out for those signs and approach repiping at the appropriate time before it is too late.
Leaking pipes are something that happens as pipes age and they are used day in and day out. Leaks are another warning sign that something is not right with your pipes. You may simply need pipe repair. But sometimes leaks can indicate that a pipe is getting ready to burst and needs repiping. Professional plumbers can inspect the situation and give you advice.
You want to be able to trust your water, but when you have old pipes that need to be replaced, you can’t always do that. You might notice flakes in your water or a foul smell. That doesn’t make you want to drink it, now does it? If your water starts to taste funny or look and smell funny, there might be rust and other elements in your pipes that are coming through to the water supply. Repiping is a good idea in these instances.
The Decision For Repiping
So while you can renovate your kitchen whenever you please, there are certain elements that come together to force your hand a bit when it comes to repiping. You want to pay attention to your pipes so you don’t cause any dire consequences because you have ignored them for too long. The smart homeowner will work on repiping at the right time in order to avoid burst pipes, leaks, and foul water situations. When it comes to repiping, repairs, or even advice, Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help. We have decades of experience with pipes of all kinds and we know just when repiping is the best way to go. The smartest thing you can do as a homeowner is to give us a call!