Just like placing your keys down and forgetting about them, once people lose sight of something, they tend to not think about it until it becomes a problem. This happens with internal parts of the home as well, such as pipes. Many people believe household pipes will last forever, and they don’t spare a second thought for them until something happens. Realistically, their lifespan is more likely to be a few decades.
However, just because pipes can last for many years, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be checked regularly. It’s better to get them looked at before an issue arises, such as a burst or eroding pipe, and affects your health.
Thankfully, the process of having your pipes checked and maintained doesn’t have to be a hassle. There are professional CIPP lining contractors who can change and fix underground pipes with advanced technology, without having to dig up the whole yard.
Here are five reasons why you should consider having advanced pipe repairs completed on your home:
1.Prevent Or Treat Mold Growth
A simple crack in a house’s pipes could lead to mold growth. As it’s typically out of sight, this can go unnoticed for a long time and become a bigger issue down the road. Water drippage can pool anywhere in a house and release spores, creating a whole family of bacteria in the home. This can potentially lead to illness, rashes, and even problems breathing.
To keep this from happening, watch out for any wet spots that suddenly appear in the home and track where the water is coming from.
2. Prevent Poor Quality Water
It’s common knowledge that water is transparent, however, if the sink turns on and yellow or even brown water comes out, then there’s likely an issue. Having discolored water could mean there’s rust in the pipes which could lead to larger-scale corrosion. Using this kind of water may not be harmful to drink, depending on the levels of corrosion, but using it in laundry could lead to stains on your clothes.
If discolored water appears, it’s best to wait a day or two and see if there’s a problem with whichever water plant your water comes from. However, if it continues to linger and there are no known problems from your water provider, you should call a plumber and pursue advanced repairs.
3. Burst Pipes
A burst pipe can lead to many expensive damages throughout your home, well beyond the cost of repair. A plumber may have to dig up your yard or access wherever the pipes start in the house. So, get your pipes looked at and assessed in the early stages of a leak or suspected leak will minimize potential damage.
There is a number of causes for burst pipes, including high water pressure changes, or even an outside force such as neighborhood construction work. Should a pipe burst, it’s best to have them repaired immediately to rectify the damage and restore them for use.
4. Understanding Your Pipes
Understanding what kind of pipes you have is a huge plus when it comes to knowing when repairs are needed and even to identify the reasons why certain things are happening. Some pipes will last longer than others and will need to be assessed more regularly in order to function correctly. Particular materials are bound to rust quicker than others, too, which could lead to leaks.
If you don’t know what type of pipes are installed in your home, you may want to call a plumber to come and assess them for you. You should be able to identify any issues in need of advanced repairs, too.
5. Water Pressure Issues
Extremely high or low water pressure may be a sign that your pipes are under strain. High pressure lead to water systems bursting or turning off for good, while low pressure may be a sign of a leak in the plumbing or corrosion in the pipes. Signs of problematic water pressure include banging pipes, leaking faucets, and only dribbles of water coming out when you turn taps on.
If you notice either of these issues, your pipes may be in need of repair. Thankfully, these issues can often be fixed by noticing the early signs of low and high pressure and calling a plumber right away.
Understanding what type of pipes your home is fitted with, and knowing the signs of plumbing problems can be beneficial in many ways. It may save you from expensive damages, or even illnesses caused by mold. So, avoid turning a blind eye to things like wet patches in walls and leaking faucets, and protect your plumbing system before issues arise.