Repiping is a process that removes old and outdated plumbing pipes in order to replace them with new pipes. Galvanized iron pipes used to be the industry standard. The pipes used in modern day plumbing are generally made of copper and have a higher tolerance to corroding agents than iron pipes.
If you have iron pipes in your home, eventually they will begin to corrode and leak and you will need to have them replaced by a professional plumber.
Determine If Your Pipes Need to be Replaced
Before hiring an plumber to repipe your home, it is important to determine whether or not the pipes need to be replaced or not. Generally, if the pipes are older than 25 years, they will at the very least require some servicing.
A trained and professional plumber will be able to check for signs of corrosion and other indicators of pipe deterioration. Brown or rusty colored water is a very big indicator of rust and corrosion in the pipes. Other indicators include an unpleasant taste in the tap water and leaky pipes.
If you’ve found that your plumbing systems is indicating any of these signs, it is best to contact an plumber to have them come out to your home as soon as possible. Ignoring the problem or putting it off will only cause the corrosion and subsequent water damage to grow worse over time.