When Should I Replace My Old Plumbing?

Apr 18, 2018

Just because your plumbing is old doesn’t mean you absolutely need to replace it. However, unless you have a home that is recently built or only a few years old, chances are you have plumbing that is outdated.

Over time, the pipes in your Brisbane area home can suffer from the elements, resulting in corrosion, rust and eventual disrepair. Yet, you don’t have to live in fear of a catastrophe. Plumbing pipes will give you several definitive signs that indicate it’s time to replace them. Look for the following to determine if it’s time to upgrade.

Discoloured Water

Experiencing discoloured water is always a cause for concern. Brown or dark water results from corrosion in your pipes which can produce rust as the water runs through them. When left untreated, mineral deposits can clog pipes, which can increase pressure. This pressure can eventually lead to burst pipes, which is a severe problem. If you suspect rust or corrosion, your pipes need attention from one of the trained technicians at Intagas.

Water that isn’t clear can often be common in homes that have tank water. Make sure you have your Intagas plumber diagnose what the exact problem is.

Pipes with rust are also more prone to sediment and mineral deposits that can build up within the pipe, which can increase your chances of developing clogs as well as burst pipes.

Water Begins to Smell

Water should always smell clean. If it has any sort of foul smell that could indicate a buildup of bacteria within the pipes. Water that smells like eggs is one clue.

Damage From Water and Mould

When you begin to notice such damage, you probably have leaky pipes. Sometimes leaks remain hidden inside walls and they are difficult to detect at first. The only way that you will discover this problem is when you discover a giant brown stain or unexplained mold. When you notice a dripping pipe, a brown water stain or mold, contact Intagas immediately for an inspection.

Low Water Pressure

When you experience low water pressure when using the sink or the shower, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact problem, one of which can be attributed to leaky pipes. Continual low water pressure problems are a sign that you need a plumber no matter what the cause. Let one of our technicians inspect your Brisbane area home and resolve the problem.

Contact Mick on 0435 579 094 or send a quick email.

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