Why It Is Important To Update Your Plumbing Systems

Signs That Its Time For An Upgrade

Over time your plumbing systems will give you key signs that there is need for replacements and repairs. You will start to notice leaks, reoccurring maintenance issues, and spending more money on repairing an issue, than replacing it. If you often are repairing your water heater to maintain hot water, it may just be time to replace it. Over time you will save money, and receive better performance.

When it is time to repipe your home, you may notice water discoloration. Depending on the material of pipe in your home, corrosion may occure. This is when your pipe is rusting, and falling disintegrating from the inside out. This can harm your water supply, and make it not safe to drink. If you have lead piping, you should not wait to replace it. Lead is toxic to consume over time, and could put you in the hospital.

Low water pressure it also a sign that you may need to replace some aspects of your plumbing. Pipes can develop pinhole leaks over time from too high of water pressure. This allows water escape while its making its way to your faucet causing low water pressure.

Expected Lifespan Of Your Plumbing

Every aspect of your plumbing has its own expected lifespan. When you are purchasing new things for your plumbing system it is wise to know what you’re getting out of it. While being aware of warranty plans that are available to you. Here is a list of the average lifespan for each component of your plumbing-

  • Toilets 25-50 years
  • Shower Heads 20-50 years
  • Faucets 10-20 years
  • Water softener 10-20 years
  • Traditional Water Heaters 10-25 years
  • Sump Pumps 7-10 years
  • Instant Water Heaters can be up to double the lifespan than traditional water heaters

This is just an average depiction of the lifespan of plumbing components. Your plumbing system has to be maintenance at least twice a year. This way you will get the longest life out of them, and they will work to their full ability.

How To Go About Replacing Plumbing Systems

When looking into replacing anything part of your plumbing system, the first thing to do is research plumbers. If you already have a regular reliable plumber, that’s perfect. You should read reviews, ask friends and family for recommendations, anything you need to do to acquire a plumber.

Next you should start receiving quotes. This way you can compare prices, warranty, and more. This will allow you to explore options, and provide the best fit for your home. Also ask your plumber for recommendations. What they think will best benefit the function of your home. The only step left is to pull the trigger. When the time is right, complete the project.

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