How to Improve Your Water Quality with Pipe Replacement
Your plumbing system grows old over time, just as your home does when it’s not updated. This will result in decreased water quality. However, replacing your pipes can improve the quality of your water. Let’s dive into everything you need to know about when to replace your pipes and the benefits of doing so.
First, What Happens if Your Pipes Are Old?
Many problems can arise if your pipes are old. Replacing your pipes is the best way to help prevent bigger problems. Below are the more common issues that old pipes can cause in your home.
One of the more common issues that can happen due to old pipes is leaks. This is the result of your pipes breaking down over time. When a leak occurs in your water pipes, dirt and minerals can enter the water supply.
Calling a professional is the best thing that you can do. They can easily locate where the leak originates from and expertly replace the broken pipes. Typically, if your water pipes have sprung a leak due to old pipes, other areas in your plumbing system may also experience the same problem if they are not replaced as soon as possible.
When water and minerals deteriorate the inside walls of your water pipes, corrosion occurs. This can lead to rust accumulating in your pipes, pressure buildups, mineral clogs, leaks, and ruptures. Since there is no easy fix for corrosion your pipes will need to be replaced to fix the issue.
Old pipes and corrosion can cause bigger problems to take place in your home. Things like significant leaks and cracks can occur, resulting in a large emergency repair bill. But when you replace your water pipes you can avoid receiving that hefty repair bill. This will help you to not only save money but to avoid larger problems in the future.
Dirty, Bad-Tasting Water
Have you noticed that your water has a strange taste or smell? Or maybe you’ve seen some dirt and orange-colored rust particles floating in your water. This typically happens when a leak or corrosion is present in your water pipes. The dirt and rust enter your water supply and be carried downstream to you.
How New Pipes Improve Your Water Quality
Your water quality will improve exponentially as soon as your water pipes are replaced. Here are three ways that replacing your water pipe system will improve the quality of your water.
With brand-new water pipes, you will notice how much cleaner your water is. There will no longer be pieces of rust or dirt in your water supply. This will not only make it taste and smell better, but it will also be safe for consumption.
Free From Corrosion
When your water pipes are free from corrosion you will no longer need to worry about rust and minerals getting into your drinking water. Also, your pipes will have fewer problems, such as ruptures or leaks that are caused by corrosion.
All Pipes Are Made From The Same Materials
When a plumbing system consists of more than one metal or material your pipes can break down faster. Replacing your pipes will ensure that all pipes will be made of the same material, which will prolong the life of your water pipes.
Other Reasons to Replace Your Piping
While your main concern may be having cleaner water, there are a couple of other reasons to have a pipe replacement.
Decreased Risk Of Weak Or Busted Pipes
There is a decreased risk of busted or weak pipes when all of the water pipes are brand new. Since all pipes will be strong and free of corrosion you can expect less of a chance of them bursting.
Increased Property Values
Replacing your water pipes will not only improve your water quality but can increase the property value of your home. If you’re thinking of selling your home or remodeling, you may not think that plumbing will increase the property value of your home, but it can give you significant negotiating power. New, updated plumbing will last much longer than old and corroded pipes and removes the concern and expense from potential buyers.
Can You Replace Plumbing Pipes Yourself?
You may think that replacing your water pipes on your own will save you some money. While you can replace fixtures such as shower heads or faucets on your own, pipe replacement must be done by a professional. This type of job requires certain skills, knowledge, and tools to get the job completed properly.
Call Proskill and Improve Your Water Quality
Now that you know exactly what benefits replacing your water pipes will provide, it’s time to do something about it. Our team at Proskill Services is full of experience in pipe replacement. Give us a call today to learn how we can help improve your water quality!