Your plumbing system ages just like your home as time goes on. This can result in decaying pipes and poor water quality. Replacing your pipes can improve the quality of your water. Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of replacing your water pipes.
First, What Happens if Your Pipes Are Old?
When your pipes are old, many different problems can arise in your plumbing system. Replacing your water pipes with brand new pipes can help to ensure these problems won’t come up in your home, causing damage to your plumbing, your belongings, and the structural integrity of your home.
One problem that homeowners will see due to old pipes is leaks. This happens when water breaks down the pipes and fixtures and weakens them. Leaks can cause your water supply to become dirty with minerals and dirt.
What is corrosion? Corrosion occurs when water and minerals break down the inside walls of your pipes. This can lead to various problems, including ruptures, leaks, mineral clogs, and pressure buildups, and cause rust to collect in your water pipes. Due to corrosion being an irreversible problem, your only lasting solution is to have your pipes replaced.
As you know, emergency repairs can cost a pretty penny. If your water pipes are corroded or old, large leaks and cracks can occur, leading to an emergency call to your plumber.
The good news is that emergency repairs of your pipes may be avoidable, saving you money and a headache. Having your water pipe system replaced will help to avoid larger problems in the future.
Dirty, Bad-Tasting Water
Are you experiencing bad-tasting or smelling water? Or maybe you’re seeing specks of dirt and orange-colored rust floating around in your cup. This happens when minerals and rust enter your water supply because your pipes have sprung a leak or are corroded, and the sediment is entering the water system.
How New Pipes Improve Your Water Quality
Replacing your water pipes can help to improve your water quality quickly. Below are the top three ways that a new plumbing system will help the quality of your water.
Brand-new pipes won’t have corrosion or leaks to worry about. Any bad taste or smell will be gone immediately. You will no longer have rust and dirt entering your water supply which will make your water look, smell, and taste better.
Free From Corrosion
You’ve learned all of the ways that corrosion can affect your water pipes. When your pipes are replaced it will eliminate rust and minerals from entering your drinking water. Pipes that are free from corrosion will also be less likely to rupture or leak.
All Pipes Are Made from The Same Materials
When a plumbing system consists of more than one material, it speeds up the rate at which they break down. This happens when multiple materials or metals come into contact with each other. Replacing your pipes and having them all made from one material will help to prolong the life of your water pipes.
Other Reasons to Replace Your Piping
While your water quality is the biggest reason for replacing your pipes, there are a couple of other benefits that you may not know about.
Decreased Risk of Weak or Busted Pipes
Having weak or busted pipes can cause quite a hassle in your home. With corrosion and old pipes being the culprit of most ruptures and bursts. Replacing your water pipe system will help decrease the chances of them busting or growing weak.
Increased Property Values
Whether you want to sell your home in the future or are looking to remodel to increase the property’s value, replacing pipes can help add value to your home. When you put the money into your plumbing system it will ensure that the pipes last a long time with fewer issues.
Can You Replace Plumbing Pipes Yourself?
While some parts of your plumbing, such as shower heads or faucets, can be replaced on your own, replacing your pipes is not something that can be done by the average homeowner. This requires a licensed plumber to complete the job. They have the proper equipment and knowledge on how to get the job done correctly.
Call ASI and Improve Your Water Quality
The team at ASI has experience with full pipe replacement. If you’re looking to improve your water quality, give us a call today to learn how we can help!