Does your water pressure seem very low? Have you noticed a brownish or reddish tint to your water, such as when your washing machine fills? If so, you may have rusty or corroded water pipes. This is a situation that requires attention quickly; otherwise, you may have even more problems in the near future. There are three reasons why your home may need complete plumbing repipes. Consider the following:
Brownish or Reddish Tint to Water
The brownish or reddish tint to your water is the result of rust or corrosion in your home’s water pipes. The rust may only be on the inside surface or it may have corroded so badly that there are pinholes or even cracks. While the rust does not present a health hazard, it can make your water taste rather metallic. It can also stain your clothing in the washing machine. On top of all that, it looks rather unpleasant!
Low Water Pressure
One of the most common signs of problems in your home’s water pipes is low water pressure. While a large break in your water pipes will simply cause no water at all, a small pinhole or a crack can cause low water pressure throughout your home. It can seem like it takes forever for your washer to fill, it can affect the efficiency of your dishwasher, and you may feel like you’re only getting a sprinkle in the shower.
Water Damage Underneath Your Home
Any excess water underneath your home can cause problems that are very expensive to replace. However, rust and corrosion does not just affect the plumbing in this area. If you have iron pipes leading to your sinks, washing machine, shower, or other fixtures and appliances, you could have a break that causes a tremendous amount of damage.
Replacements and Repipes
The first thing you should consider is calling a licensed, professional plumber. A complete home repipe is not a job for the casual do-it-yourselfer. It requires special equipment, especially if your home is on a slab foundation, and the task is extremely labor-intensive. Professional plumbing companies can perform leak detection testing and see exactly where the cracks and holes may be. This isolation of the problem can often negate the necessity of complete home repipes.
If you are experiencing any of the above problems, don’t wait to contact someone for professional help. The problem will not fix itself and it will only get worse with time. It is best to do it now so you’re not stuck with even higher repair bills later one.
If your water pressure is low or there is a brownish color to your water, it’s time to call a professional plumber. Mister Plumber specializing in Toronto, ON sewer repair, drain cleaning, re-piping and emergency plumbing, Mister Plumber uses the latest technology to effectively troubleshoot and quickly repair any plumbing problem and offers a fast response and free estimates. Call us 416 939 1530 or fill the form for Online Free Estimate.