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5 Signs You Need a New Plumbing System

No matter how good your plumbing system is, you'll always have to deal with some repairs or clogs. However, eventually, repairs won't just cut it, and you'll have to replace your entire plumbing system with a new one.

Repiping is quite a big project, and it will eat up too much of your money. But the good thing is plumbing systems can last for a long time before replacing them. All in all, you should always be ready for a repiping project. But how can you tell that your house is due for a repiping? Well, here are a few signs that should tell you it's time.

Leaking Pipes

If you constantly deal with leaking pipes, it should be clear that they're all worn out. Simple patching jobs might do, but the problem will keep reoccurring. You can avoid more costly repairs in the future by having a certified plumber repair your entire house. Sometimes you can get away with changing a few pipes, but remember that all the pipes are of the same age, and they'll all fall apart eventually.

Water Discoloration

Water discoloration is characterized by a yellowish or brownish tint, and it's a clear sign you're dealing with rust or sediment buildup. Unless you're comfortable using discolored water, you'll have to change the old pipes and install some new ones. 

Pipe Corrosion

If your home's plumbing pipes have visible stains, flaking, rust, or discoloration, you're most likely dealing with corrosion. Unfortunately, corroded pipes shouldn't be repaired as they'll still leak at some point. Besides, corrosion is a sign that your pipes are old and need to be replaced.

Low Water Pressure

Many factors can contribute to low water pressure. Always investigate the cause since the problem might not be related to your water system. You can even seek professional help to determine if the change in pressure is from corrosion or sediment buildup. If it's either of the two, then your house needs repiping. 

Bad Taste AND Smell

If the water coming from your taps has started to smell foul lately, know there's a problem with the pipes. As long as your plumbing pipes are in bad condition, the water will have a fishy smell, and even worse, it will taste weird. Such problems are from corrosion, rusty pipes, and sediment buildup.

That said, you need to call a plumber to determine whether repiping should be done and how much it would cost you. Go to websites like to learn more.