Buried underground and throughout your flooring and walls, your plumbing system works, or at least should work, quietly and diligently for decades. Eventually, however, the material that makes up your plumbing pipes and drains will corrode and wear out. Accidental damage can accelerate this deterioration. The time will come when the plumbing has to be replaced. Is that time now? Continue reading to learn about some tell-tale signs of trouble as well as some preventative measures and repair/replacement options. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta is your source for reliable and affordable plumbing service and repairs. Call now to speak with a friendly plumber and schedule a flexible appointment or request an emergency repair.
Some Signs That It Is Time for Repiping and Pipe Repair
With the majority of your plumbing system out of sight, it is awfully easy to keep it out of mind too. As a responsible homeowner, you should keep your eyes, nose, and ears peeled for signs of trouble. Where do you begin though? Here are some signs of trouble to watch out for:
- Discolored water can mean your pipes are rusting or clogged with sediment and debris buildup.
- Low water pressure could mean your water line has a blockage.
- If you notice water stains, peeling paint, and warped drywall, then you might have a hidden leak.
- Another sign of hidden leaks is a sudden and persistent spike in energy bills.
- Are your sinks and tubs slow to drain? Are you experiencing water or sewage backups? You might have clogged drains.
- Patches of overly lush grass in the yard is not necessarily a good thing. It could indicate that your sewer line is leaking sewage!
Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta if you notice any of these red flags. We use advanced technology to diagnose issues safely and quickly. Our knowledgeable plumbers can get at the root of the issue and nip it in the bud.
Getting the Most out of Your Plumbing System
Plumbing pipes can be made up of any of a number of materials, and the lifespan depends heavily on what your pipes are made of. For instance, galvanized steel can last between 20 and 50 years and brass can go for 70 years while copper and cast-iron pipes can last up to a century. PVC, used for drains, can last indefinitely.
If you want to enjoy the full life expectancy, however, you must take good care of the plumbing. Here are a few tips:
- Install a whole-house filtration system
- Keep the water pressure between 45 and 65 PS
- IInstall drain filters, garbage disposals, and grease traps
- Do not use harsh chemical drain cleaners
- Schedule routine drain cleaning and leak detections
- Schedule periodic inspections
Need Professional Plumbing Service, Repair, or Replacement?
If you live in the Atlanta area and need professional plumbing service, repair, or replacements, then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta. We use sophisticated tools and technology to deliver minimally invasive, safe, and long-lasting results. Call now to consult with a friendly representative, get a free price estimate, and schedule your convenient appointment. We are also at your service when you need emergency plumbing repair in the Atlanta area.