Signs of Corrosion
If you live in an older home, it’s a good idea to check your pipes annually for signs of corrosion. All plumbing systems break down over time. Both hard water and harsh chemicals speed up that process in many homes.
3 Signs It may be time to replace your pipes
Stains, discoloration, dimpling, flaking or buckling in exposed pipes are all signs of corrosion.
Brown or yellow water out of a faucet, especially after a few days of no use, means there is rust inside your pipes. This is a clear sign they need to be replaced soon.
Sporadic, even small leaks in pipes usually mean more leaks are ahead.
If any of these situations are true in your home, call one of our plumbing experts to evaluate your system. Once corrosion wears through the pipe, it can quickly cause devastating flooding or sewage damage inside your home. It’s essential to replace old pipes before that can happen.
A.B. May plumbers are experienced and trained to listen to your concerns while they visually inspect your home. We explain your options so you can decide which solution is best for you. We think you will be impressed with our plumbers’ knowledge, neatness, and professionalism.
How to Preserve your Pipes
- Never use harsh chemicals to clean your drains. Clean your drains safely.
- Put cooled cooking grease in the trash instead of down the drain.
- Install screens in your sinks and showers to collect hair or other clog-causing substances.
- Add a pressure reducing valve to reduce stress on your pipes.
- Soften your water. Hard water builds up and can restrict flow as well as corrode joints.
These simple steps can add years to the life of your pipes. A.B. May plumbers are also happy to answer your questions about how you can take the best care of your plumbing system.
The best time to repipe your house
Planning to remodel your bathroom or kitchen? This is the best time to replace your water lines since everything will already be exposed. The extra cost will be minimal, and any drywall repair will be easy to complete as part of your remodel. Ask A.B. May to inspect your pipes before finishing a remodeling project in an older home.
Another good idea is to begin by replacing your exposed pipes. Much of your plumbing system can be seen and accessed from your basement. This makes replacing these water lines straightforward and eliminates the disruption caused by replacing pipes hidden behind decorative wood paneling or other hard-to-repair walls.
Why choose A.B. May to replace your plumbing?
Repiping your home is a significant investment, and it’s important to hire plumbers you can trust to do high-quality work. At A.B. May, we have a collegiate-level training lab so our plumbers can keep their skills sharp. We train to do things the right way, and we won’t cut corners in your home.
Whether the job is big or small, we are always upfront with our pricing and always give you options so you can choose the solution that’s best for your home. Schedule a call today to evaluate your plumbing system. It’s our pleasure to serve you.