Pipes, in general, can last quite a long time. But eventually, everything starts to wear out. If your home is older, there’s a chance that day comes sooner rather than later. How can you know when it’s time to call in a contractor to make some repairs? The team at Indy Renovation has you covered. Here are three signs that your home’s pipes are due for an upgrade.
1. Water Discoloration
Your water should always be clear. If you notice darker or brown-colored water, that’s a solid sign of corrosion. Corrosion can lead to complete pipe blockages over time, which can then lead to a pipe bursting. But more importantly, drinking that water can be hazardous to your health. In the situation of discolored water, call a licensed plumber or contractor right away.
2. Weak Water Pressure
Weak water pressure can be a sign of a few things, but it never hurts to rule out pipe failure before the problem gets any bigger. A few causes of low water pressure can be small leaks, dents, or clogs. A clog is fairly simple to identify and may even be fixable with a regular drain cleaning. If the problem persists, this can point to a more serious issue. Have the problem checked out before it leads to flooding or an even worse issue.
3. Outdated Pipe Materials
The most common piping materials used for plumbing these days are copper, PVC, CPVC, and PEX. If your home is older, it may have galvanized steel, lead, or cast iron pipes. Outdated pipes can lead to corrosion or rust. If you suspect your home’s materials are getting old, have an experienced professional take a look.
If you’re in need of a pipe repair, we’re here for you. At Indy Renovation, our plumbers work hard to get any repairs or installations done right the first time. Contact us today at (317) 375-4464 to set up a free, in-home consultation.