Plumbing is great when it works. When it doesn’t, it can be frustrating for everyone involved. There are so many potential issues that could arise and no one wants to spend a fortune paying a plumber to fix things all the time. Fortunately, if you’re a homeowner who pays attention, you can usually notice when it’s time to make a change.
You can also talk to your plumber to find out if they think a simple replacement will do or if it’s time to upgrade to a better solution. If you want to check for yourself or know what to look for, here are some signs it’s time to upgrade your plumbing.
Low water pressure could be a sign of pipes that aren’t working as efficiently as they should, whether that’s because they are damaged, or even just because they’re old and filled with all kinds of buildup. Low water pressure isn’t usually something most people think is concerning, but when it’s a sudden change in your whole system, it could be a sign that something is going on. And it can be a good reason to upgrade your plumbing if that’s the cause.
Water discoloration happens for many reasons. However, if you live in an area with a municipal water supply, you shouldn’t see discoloration unless there’s some type of water main break or boil advisory. If your water just starts looking rusty or cloudy, it could be a sign of rust or other contaminants building up in the pipes. Replacing the pipes with new, better materials will resolve this issue and prevent it in the future.
Some pipes in plumbing systems are still comprised of clay tile or iron, which are both no longer used much. Most people are using PVC and other durable materials that provide better functioning and a longer lifespan. If your pipes are made of outdated material, it could be good to upgrade.
Finally, there’s the more obvious answer: upgrade the plumbing when it breaks. Some people will use a similar replacement instead of upgrading to a better product or material, but that’s a loss of a great opportunity. Since you’re replacing a part of the system anyway, why not choose something newer, more reliable, or that has better features?
These are just a few signs that it could be time to replace your plumbing. If you’re not sure, contact Elk Grove Village Sewer & Plumbing and discuss your concerns today.
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