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How to tell if it's time to repair or repipe your Arlington homeIt can be difficult to tell when you need to repipe your home, as most of the pipes are located inside the walls or under the sinks. Most pipes are out of view, making it challenging to determine when you should replace them. A common telltale sign that you should replace your pipes is if you hear a lot of noises being made by the pipes. Creaking pipes usually means that they have been subject to large amounts of wear and tear, and could even fracture at any moment which can cause a leak. Hiring a local Arlington plumber to assess your pipes and determine whether they should be replaced or not is a good way to save money. Sometimes pipes can make noise without even being old, turning on a sink or a shower can make various noises occur within pipes.
If your pipes are or have been subject to leaking, it may mean that the pipes have become old and may need to be replaced. Over time, the pipes may become deteriorated due to water constantly running through them. When determining if they need to be replaced, make sure whether it is just a section of the piping, or the whole pipeline. Sometimes fractures may occur within a section of the piping, and you can save money by only replacing this part. Many homeowners replace their whole piping system when one piece starts to leak, which is a waste of money since the whole system is not damaged.
Have your pipes routinely checked by a professional plumber. Sometimes pipes may simply fail over time, and due to old age. Having a plumber evaluate your pipes every so often will let you know when you should replace them. By having them checked, you can get a status report early and possibly prevent any imminent leaks or pipe bursts. Leaks can be severely damaging to a home, as it may ruin the foundation of the house itself as well as you and your family’s personal belongings. Getting a routine check up by a plumber for your home can help determine when to repair your pipes.
Time for a routine pipe check up for your home? Contact The Plumbing Dr in Arlington today at 703-525-9280.