Many people are scared of re-piping for a few reasons. The cost can be a little scary at times, sometimes we dont think its that urgent or we can just do little things to get rid of the problem. The problem is, sometimes we are just wasting money avoiding the inevitable.
Pipes can last between 25 to 50 years. If you learn to maintain them well you can insure their duration. You dont have to be a professional plumber to know how to clean and maintain your pipes.
Start by purchasing some general pipe cleaners. This could come in the form of liquid cleaners or some other specialized cleaning tools. Dont think you need to clean them once a month. General inspections every few months will do.
Many people wait too long or for a major problem before they start caring for their pipes. To avoid this look for the following things; low water pressure, yellow water or discolored water coming out, bitter taste, or if your plumbing is leaking.
If any of these are happening it just might be time to re-pipe. Some try to avoid it or question whether they can just save money by doing little fix-ups. The problem with this is that in the long run you might be losing even more money than if you had just re-piped.
From avoiding re-piping, many have had pipes burst that flood their homes. This could have been avoided if they would have re-piped. Re-piping could save you the hassle and lose of personal property.
Re-piping helps you get rid of those nasty unwanted smells, bitter tastes from the water, and the embarrassing yellow coloring of your water. It can also add value to your home when you are trying to sell it. People who know how important piping is will look at new piping as a plus.
If you have any questions about re-piping, call your local plumber. Because of their experience, you will be able to find out what exactly is right for you. In the long run you might just be saving yourself a lot of hassle and money.