Have an older home, or concerns about your home’s plumbing?

old rusty pipesElectric Rooter can repipe your plumbing system so that it meets modern, high quality standards. There are a myriad of problems that can develop in your plumbing system’s pipes. Pipes can rust, corrode, decay, or otherwise develop leaks over time, meaning that a small issue with your pipes can easily escalate into a major plumbing and/or flooding issue.

When to repipe your home

There are several ways to know whether your plumbing system needs to be partially for fully repiped. First, you should ask how old your home’s plumbing system is. The material that your pipes are made from will greatly influence the lifespan of your plumbing system. Brass and galvanized steel pipes, for example, typically last 80 to 100 years, while copper pipes will last 70 to 80 years. (You’ll typically see these three materials in supply pipes.) Cast iron pipes, meanwhile will last 80 to 100 years, while PVC pipes will only last 24 to 40 years. (You’ll typically see these two materials in drain lines.) Additional stresses such as high water pressure or hard water deposits can shorten the lifespan of your pipes.

Potentially toxic piping

You should also determine whether your home uses pipes made from lead or polybutylene. If so, then it’s highly important to repipe in your home. This is because lead is toxic and harmful if consumed, and polybutylene (primarily used from the 1970s to 1990s) is known to be of poor quality and prone to breaking. Other signs that indicate it might be time to replace the pipes in your home are leaky pipes, brown or yellow water coming out of your faucets, low water pressure, and corroded exposed pipes. When in doubt, it’s best to have a professional plumber inspect your plumbing system to determine what might be causing leaks, discolored water, or impaired pipes in your home.

If you’re wondering whether your home needs to be re-piped, or if you know you need the pipes in your home replaced, you can call on us at Electric Drain & Sewer Rooter. We are Salt Lake’s plumbers, and we can handle any plumbing issue large or small. Our experienced professionals will come to your home or commercial building prepared to address whatever problems your plumbing system might have. Give us a call today at 801-803-5660 to see what we can do for you.