Signs it is time to update your plumbing system

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Signs it is time to update your plumbing system

Your home's plumbing system keeps your dishes clean, the clothes washed, your thirst quenched, the yard watered and makes personal hygiene easy to manage. The water that comes into your home is used for a lot of different purposes so it is important that you ensure the system is up to date so that the water that does enter your home gets there without becoming contaminated. You'll also want to perform updates as needed to prevent plumbing problems such as water leaks. Here are four issues that call for a plumbing system update in your home or office.

Galvanized pipes

Galvanized pipes were used frequently for decades in older homes. They may appear to look brand new on the outside thanks to a special coating, but the inside of the pipe could be corroded, allowing for contaminated water to enter your home.

Pipe Decay

While not all pipes of your plumbing system are easily inspectable, such as those in the walls or underground, you should annually check the pipes that you can see. If you notice pitting, dimpling, discoloration or other signs that the pipe is wearing out or has otherwise seen better days it is likely time for a replacement.

Water drips and leaks

If your home has been subject to water leaks it may be caused by an ancient plumbing system that can't keep up with the pressure. The same can be said about dripping showerheads, faucets and fixtures. Any issue that is causing you to waste water should be seen as a sign that it's time for a plumbing upgrade.

General aging

If you live in an older home that has not seen any updates for many decades it is likely time to replace a few pipes, fixtures and other plumbing parts. Over the years the plumbing system puts up with a lot and as materials and regulations are improved, so should your personal plumbing system.

If it is time for an upgrade get in touch with your local licensed plumber. For plumbing upgrades in Skagit County and the surrounding area talk to the pros at Skagit Plumbing. We can service, repair and upgrade your plumbing system, including the water heater, to ensure your home is safe from contaminants and more water efficient. Give us a call today at (360) 854-8535 or anytime you need a plumber in Mount Vernon, or elsewhere in the Skagit Valley.

Skagit Plumbing Blog

Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ