Even with routine maintenance and proper care, your home’s water pipes will eventually need to be replaced. Over time, your water pipes will deteriorate. Small cracks and corrosion can cause leaks that can damage your walls and floors or create mold in your home.
When you need to replace the pipes in your home, call Rocketman Plumbing. Our technicians have the tools and experience to diagnose any problems with your water pipes. We can determine if a replumb is truly needed or if a simple plumbing repair will keep your water running properly. If you do end up needing to replace your pipes, we will get the replacements done quickly and professionally.
Call us at (505) 243-1227 to schedule an inspection today.
Why You Might Need to Replace All the Pipes in Your Home
There are a few reasons why replacing all of your water pipes would be needed instead of simply repairing or replacing a few of them.
- Very old pipes will need to be replaced eventually, and it may be smarter to get all of them replaced at once. While a full replumb may seem like a lot of work up front, it will save you time and constant repairs down the line. Old pipes may be leaky, rattle noisily, or be corroded.
- Unsafe pipe material such as lead needs to be replaced immediately. The lead in pipes can get into your water, which is unsafe for you and your family. Other materials, such as galvanized steel, should also be replaced.
Signs Your Home Needs to Be Replumbed
There are some signs you can be on the lookout for to tell if your home needs a full replumb. Common signs include:
- Discolored, smelly, or bad-tasting water
This is a sign that your pipes are corroded, rusting, or that the metal is wearing down and seeping into your water supply. The water will usually appear somewhat red, brown, or yellow. It can stain your bathtub or shower, and the smell can be very strong.
- Unusual water pressure, like faucets spitting and sputtering
If your water is coming out of your faucets in fits and spurts, it’s another sign that your home may need a replumb. Unusual water pressure can indicate broken or damaged pipes somewhere in your home. The breaks in the line allow air to get into your water lines, which causes the water to sputter out.
- Several clogged drains, such as sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets
If your drains are emptying slowly, it’s a sign that there’s a problem with the pipes. It could be that you have multiple clogs, cracks, or breaks in your pipes which are making it difficult for the water to empty. If you only have a problem with one drain, it’s usually a clog; but when it happens to multiple drains all at once, it indicates a piping issue.
- Sudden loss of water pressure
This can happen due to rust or mineral deposits building up inside your pipes and clogging the bends. As the buildup grows, the amount of space inside your water pipes shrinks. This makes your water pressure go down, and the only solution is to replace the pipes.
- Leaks in your pipes in multiple places
If your pipes are leaking, you may or may not notice it right away. Low water pressure, puddles of water on your floor, and dripping sounds are good indicators. Other signs of water leaks are stains and bubbling or peeling paint on your walls, or mold growing on your walls, floors, or ceiling.
Call Rocketman Plumbing Today
Our technicians have the tools and experience to replumb your home quickly and professionally. We use materials that will last a long time without corroding, which means your water will be clean and safe. At Rocketman Plumbing, you can count on us to get the job done right the first time at a fair price.
If your home needs new pipes, call us at (505) 243-1227 today. Our technicians will be out to inspect your plumbing and tell you what is the best and safest solution for your home.