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Signs Your Current System Needs Replacing
- Low water pressure: this can arise from small holes and leaks throughout your system. Extremely low water pressure usually indicates larger cracks or leaks throughout the line. This can cause water to pool and creates structural damage and mould, for starters.
- Discoloured or smelly water: consistent colouring and odours point to severe corrosion. Older pipes deteriorate, causing rust and mineral deposits. Not only are these harmful to your health, but they can also lead to pipe clogging, low pressure, and more leaks
- Increased water bills: leaking pipes waste water, along with inviting mold and mildew into your home. Compare your current water bill to previous ones to make sure everything looks normal.
- Noisy pipes: water usually makes noise as it travels through your system, but constant loud noises signal a deeper problem. If anything, it just means your pipes are old and may have other issues.
- Bursting pipes: the winter months can present the perfect circumstances to freeze your pipes, but newer systems withstand these. If you’ve had reoccurring problems with freezing or bursting pipes, it’s time to think about getting new ones.
Which Pipe Type is the Best Replacement?
Copper – 70-80 years
Steel – 20-50 years
Brass – 80-100 years
Plastic – indefinite
Plastic Piping Types