Repiping

Are Your Pipes Up to Par?

If your home isn’t flooding, your pipes are in good shape, right?

Maybe. But at the same time, maybe not.

The answer depends on a number of factors. When was your home built? Were the pipes ever replaced? These are just some of the questions you’ll want to ask.

Luckily, you don’t need to wait for a flood before taking action. Simply paying attention to the signs can help determine the situation with your pipes. If you aren’t sure whether you should wait to replace your pipes or replace them right away, we’ll be happy to inspect your plumbing and share our professional recommendation with you.

Take Heed to the Signs

Even though you can’t see a large portion of your plumbing, you’d be surprised how much you can learn from the exposed areas. You should consider repiping if:

  • Your home was built in the 1970s or earlier. The older your home is, the more likely your piping has deteriorated and needs to be replaced. If your home is especially old and was built in the 1920s or earlier, it’s likely that your pipes are made with lead and should be replaced immediately. Make sure you know when, if ever, the pipes in your home were replaced. If you’re still living with the original pipes, there’s a good chance it’s time to replace them.
  • Your pipes look different than they used to. Go to an area of your home where the piping is exposed, such as your basement or crawlspace. Do you notice any discoloration, flaking or stains? This can mean your pipes are deteriorating and will need to be replaced soon. Don’t just ignore the signs and assume it’s natural wear and tear. If your pipes are corroding, it’s only a matter of time before they leak and cause greater damage.
  • You notice leaks from exposed piping. Leaks are another sign that your pipes are breaking down. Even if the leaks are small and repairable, it’s important to take them seriously. If you can see leaks right in front of you, there are likely other leaks that you can’t see. During a sewer line inspection, we’ll use our video camera technology to pinpoint other leaks and determine the overall health of your sewer system.
  • Your water is discolored. Yellow water isn’t exactly pleasing to the eye. But there’s much more at stake than just looks. Discolored water means that your pipes are decaying from the inside out.

We Replace All Types of Piping

We understand why homeowners are hesitant to replace their pipes. After all, who wants to spend the money when the pipes are still working? While this is a common strategy, it’s one we never advise. That’s because replacing your pipes while the problem is still minor can spare you from major problems later.

Since 1934, Vito Services has helped homeowners improve their plumbing systems through quality-driven service. We replace all types of piping using either copper or CPVC piping. CPVC is gaining popularity as a cost-effective alternative to traditional copper piping. If you aren’t sure which material to use, our plumbers will discuss your options with you and help you make the right decision.

Improve Your Plumbing With the Experts

Just because your pipes need to be replaced, this doesn’t mean the process needs to be long and disruptive. When you choose the experienced professionals at Vito Services, we’ll work quickly and efficiently to give your plumbing a brand new start.

To schedule repiping service, call your local Vito Services office or schedule an appointment online today.