Do you need new pipes?
It can be challenging to know precisely when you need new pipes. It depends on many factors such as your pipes age and the material used. For example, older homes often have pipes using galvanized steel, which has a shorter life expectancy than pipes made of copper or PEX. If you believe your pipes are made of galvanized steel, and you are unsure when they were last checked, it is worth giving us a call today!
Copper pipes tend to have a life expectancy of around 50-70 years, but it is essential to have them checked for leaks if you suspect any corrosion or leakage.
PEX pipes, made from polymer, have the most extended lifespan, with many lasting longer than the 50-70 years that copper can offer you. They are easier to install, resistant to freezing, and reduce noise as water flows through them.
What to look out for
There are some distinct warning signs that you may need new pipes. If you notice discoloured water, discolouration in your sinks, flakes in your water, your water is producing a bad taste, or low water pressure contact us today to inspect your pipes.
Our experienced team thoroughly conducts our assessments. From the bathroom to kitchen, and all piping in-between we can help prevent severe damage to your home from leaks. Remember, a small leak may become a large one; so, let us inspect your plumbing as soon as you suspect a problem!
For a leak in your home, do not delay. Give Plumbs Up a call at 1-888-627-0788.