Repiping your Lynchburg, VA home can sound like a daunting task. After all, it can involve taking down walls, dismantling appliances, removing your fixtures, and so much more. It sounds like more hassle than it’s worth.
If you think your home needs repiping, call us at Southern Trust. We commit to making the process as easy on you as possible. Let us handle most of the stress and strain so you can get on with your life. We work fast and efficiently, so we will be out of your home and out of your hair before you know it!
Signs that Your Home Needs Repiping
Unless you’re a plumber, it’s probably impossible to know for sure whether your Lynchburg home needs repiping. Give us a call if you see one or more of the following signs. We’ll assess the situation and let you know what we think.
- Rusty Water with Hot AND Cold Water. If you turn on the faucet and the water comes out with an orange-red tinge, there’s a chance that your steel pipes need to be replaced. This generally only happens in older homes, as other materials replaced steel years ago. If you only have rusty water when you turn on the hot faucet, though, the problem likely lies in your water heater, instead.
- Your pipes leak…A LOT. Pipes shouldn’t leak. That’s part of their job. If you are dealing with leaks more than twice a year, talk to us about repiping. No matter the material your pipes are made of, if they are leaking that often, it’s time to talk about replacing them.
- Your water pressure is consistently low. If you can’t get the water flow that you want and need no matter how far you turn the faucet, you may need to think about repiping your home. Mineral deposits can build up in certain types of pipes. Eventually, this will limit how much water can flow through the pipes at any time. When this gets too low, you won’t be able to turn up the water pressure, no matter how hard you try.
- Your pipes are old. Old pipes are more likely to have problems. There’s no material that’s permanent, even though some come closer than others. However, “old” is relative. Different types of materials will last longer than others. Here are some general guidelines for when different kinds of pipes will need to be replaced:
- Brass – 40 years
- Copper – 50 years
- Steel – 50 years
- CPVC – 50-70 years
If your pipes are made of polybutylene, they should be replaced immediately. These pipes are prone to leaking and can cause mold growth, which can be hazardous to your health.
Are you concerned about your pipes or have questions about repiping your Lynchburg, VA home? Call Southern Trust today. Our skilled plumbers will be able to give you a definitive answer as to what your home needs to be safe and function well for years to come.