Replacing Plumbing Pipes
All plumbing pipes will need to be replaced eventually. From natural corrosion to environmental factors like shifting ground, there are a number of ways you could need a pipe replacement! It’s important to rely on the expertise of professional plumbers to inspect, diagnose, and fix any issues within the components of your plumbing system, but especially when it comes to a leaky or damaged pipes. The longer you wait, the more damage you may experience in your home!
Do I need a pipe replacement?
If you have an older home or older pipes, you might be worried about knowing exactly when it’s time for a pipe replacement. There are a few ways that indicate failing or aging pipes, including:
- Higher-than-normal water bills
- Low or non-existent water pressure
- Leaks in the basement, on floors, or around pipes
- Frequent drain clogs or even complete blockages
- “Gurgling” drains
- Unusual pools of water in your yard
Pipe Replacement for Polybutylene Piping
Polybutylene piping, which was used as a plumbing material in millions of homes from 1978 to 1995, was presented as a cheap substitute for copper piping. While it hasn’t been proven or admitted as defective, it was phased out as a plumbing material due to its tendency to fail without warning.
If your home has this type of piping, and you’re concerned about your pipes failing, call C.H. Kruse Plumbing. Our journeyman plumbers are highly experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to replacing polybutylene plumbing. If you are unsure about the type of piping you have in your home, contact us today! Our staff is more than happy to inspect your current plumbing system.
Replacing Galvanized Pipes
If you have an older home, your home might have galvanized pipes installed. Made of steel, galvanized pipes are dipped in a protective zinc coating.
There are two issues with galvanized pipes: impure zinc and corrosion. Zinc is naturally impure, and the coating on your pipes may have a small amount of lead in it. Corrosion is the major factor with galvanization, as the buildup of rust will eventually lead to clogs and potential cracks.
Replacing Your Home’s Pipes
Not sure which kind of pipes you have, or even if they need to be replaced? Call C.H. Kruse, and schedule an inspection! The journeyman plumbers of C.H. Kruse have extensive experience with plumbing replacement and plumbing repipes. We offer fair pricing and exceptional service. Contact us today!