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Signs Your Home Definitely Needs Repiping

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It’s not often that you wake up and think, “Wow, I really need to repipe my home!” In fact, you’ve probably never had one of those days. But that doesn’t mean repiping is off the table. While it is a big project to undertake, sometimes it is necessary. And if you have an older home, repiping may be in your near future. 

But how do you know if your home needs to be repiped? Well, it may be obvious if you suddenly have to call an emergency plumber in Langdon, AB. But there are also more subtle signs that you can pay attention to. Ideally, you want to repipe your home on your terms instead of waiting until something major happens and you absolutely have to. 

The Need for Repiping

You’ve heard of replacing a pipe here or there and maybe remodeling a bathroom. But what does it mean to repipe an entire home? Well, just as the name implies, repiping means that you replace all of the pipes inside your home. This can often include the ones that are built into your foundation, although it depends on their condition and the age of your home. 

If you live in an older home, you’re more likely to be faced with a repiping job. While it is a big project, our team of experts knows exactly what they’re doing. Repiping can offer peace of mind that you know your home’s water system is safe and secure. Plus, it can offer greater water efficiency so that your monthly water bills are lower. 

Signs You Need to Repipe

  1. Persistent leaks – If you have leaks on top of leaks, it’s time to repipe. You can only patch leaks and replace pipes one at a time for so long. It costs more to have repairs done monthly or quarterly than it does to just repipe your home and be done. Leaks can damage other areas of your home like your walls and floors. Those costs can add up quickly. 
  2. Losing water pressure – If you notice that your water pressure is getting weaker, you may need to consider repiping your home. Low water pressure can really impact your day-to-day quality of life. Washing dishes can be a struggle and showers are far less enjoyable when the water trickles out. Even if you think you can live with your current water pressure, it’s only going to get worse without some professional help. 
  3. Aging pipes – If your home is older than 50 years, it’s time to think about repiping. Your plumbing system is designed to last a long time, but five decades is a lot. This is especially true when you consider the material and sizes of pipes that were installed 50 years ago.
  4. Water discoloration – If you notice that when you first turn your water on it looks rusty or dingy, that’s a warning sign. Your pipes may be corroding, leading to rust and contaminants getting in your water. 
  5. Poly-B pipes: These pipes have been banned in homes throughout Canada on two different dates. This is because they are brittle and have caused many different instances of damage to homes. If you have pipes made of this material make sure to get them replaced.

We’re a team you can get in touch with for these services. Our plumbers are great, and we never cut any corners. We’re going to make sure that you get service that satisfies you. Schedule an appointment today.

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