If you are frequently having plumbing problems and you have considered updating the plumbing throughout your home, you want to get the job done before you continue to put everyone in the house at risk. The design and layout of your pipes could be incorrect, and the pipes may not be able to accommodate the larger appliances you have in your home.
Have a plumbing professional come to the house to inspect the pipes and to look at the layout. Here are a few things to consider when you are hesitant about replacing the plumbing.
Galvanization is Dangerous
Plumbing galvanization can be incredibly dangerous and can put toxins like lead into the water. The plumbers can look to see if the interior linings of your pipes have been compromised over time, and you may want to test your water to make sure that it's safe to drink. If the pipes are galvanized on the inside, they will have to be replaced right away to prevent future contamination.
Increase Property Value and Lower Homeowner's Insurance
Updating a main component of the home like plumbing is a great way to improve your property value. The metal piping you choose is going to be a valuable metal in the home, and potential buyers will see the newer plumbing as a great feature and bonus when buying the house.
Replacing the plumbing also reduces the chance of a pipe leak, or another plumbing problem throughout the home, so it can get you a discount on your homeowner's insurance policy. Call your insurance provider to see what requirements they have for new piping options, to qualify for this type of discount.
New Pipes to Stop Repairs
If you are calling a plumbing company to repair broken fittings and frequent clogs, the service calls and repair costs are adding up. With new plumbing throughout the house these repair bills should become a thing of the past, and your new plumbing should improve the water function and quality in your home.
If a plumber has told you that your house would greatly benefit from updating the plumbing around the property, it's time to get a cost estimate to see if you can afford the project. You don't want to wait until you have a major plumbing fiasco that damages your home, or until the water becomes too toxic for you to drink because of corrosion and contamination.