If your home is older, you may not know what your plumbing is like. With older homes, things like rust, decay, and eroding can be of concern when it comes to your plumbing pipes. The type of material used for your home’s pipes also play a large role in how long they will last and the quality with which your home’s plumbing system will work. If you’re not sure if your home’s plumbing needs to be repiped, we’d like to cover some of the signs with you today. For all of your plumbing service needs in Chino, Complete Plumbing & Rooter is here to help.

Signs Your Home’s Plumbing Needs Repiped

The pipes in your home are lead or polybutylene.

Before you concern yourself with the age of the plumbing pipes in your home or how well they’re working, it’s important to ensure that your pipes are not made out of lead or polybutylene. Lead pipes have been proven to be toxic and the lead can leach its way into your water supply. Polybutylene pipes were largely used for homes built between the 1970s and the 1990s. These types of pipes are much more likely to break easily and do not provide the best quality for your home’s plumbing system. If you’re not sure what kind of pipes your home has, one of our plumbers would be happy to come to your home and examine your home’s plumbing system.

The water coming from your faucets is brown or yellow.

If the color of water coming out of the faucets in your home is a brown or yellow color, it is likely that the water is being mixed with rust from the plumbing pipes, and they pipes need to be replaced. There is also a possibility that the rust could be coming from your water heater tank, however, it’s best to call a professional plumber to your home to examine the problem in order to help you determine the cause.

Pipes that are exposed have signs of decay.

Once you notice that there are signs of decay on your pipes, it’s time to have them replaced. You can find exposed pipes in your home in your basement, crawl space, and utility room. You will be able to tell if your pipes are decaying if they have any of the following signs:

  • Stains
  • Discoloration
  • Flaking
  • Dimpling

The water pressure in your home is low.

If the water pressure in your home begins to change, it may be a sign that you need to repipe your plumbing. If the water pressure has begun to lessen or if you notice that the water pressure starts out strong, but lessens over time as you use it for the shower or to wash dishes, it could be a sign that your home’s plumbing pipes are beginning to decay and may need to be replaced.

The water coming from your faucets smells.

If you’ve been experiencing a change in the smell or taste of your home’s water supply, it could be a sign that your home’s pipes are deteriorating. If the smell of your water changes, there is certainly a problem with the water supply, and the problem needs to be determined. If the smell or taste of your water changes, you want to ensure that nothing harmful is getting into the water supply that you cook with, drink, or is absorbed into your skin when you wash your hands or body.

The pipes in your home are making noise.

While noise coming from your home can happen on occasion, it’s important to listen to the sounds in your home to see if they are happening frequently. Rattling, creaking, and banging sounds that come from the pipes in your home could indicate that the pipes need to be replaced. Sound from your pipes is likely to be obvious, so you should be able to tell that something is wrong in comparison to the normal sounds you may hear from your home.

If you’ve experienced any of these problems in your home, it’s time to call the professional plumbers at Complete Plumbing & Rooter to come and examine your home’s plumbing pipes. We will be able to determine if your home needs to be repiped. We are happy to offer our plumbing services to the residents of Chino and the surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule a time for a plumber to examine your home’s pipes.