You know you’ve heard that nothing lasts forever, and this is true for the plumbing throughout your home. Over the years, the pipes will start to decay, rust, and corrode. Unless you have the plumbing replaced, you are going to start experiencing leaks or you may even have some flooding that brings about costly damage. This is why many homeowners will start to look for professional repiping plumbing in Bothell to get ahead of it.
Know Your Piping
The kind of plumbing located throughout your home will determine the expected lifespan. You can take a look at the home inspection report that you may have received when you purchased your home to learn about the piping. You can also have a member of our Trident Plumbing and Drain Cleaning team come to take a look to tell you what is going on with your plumbing system.
Brass, copper, and galvanized steel supply pipes can last anywhere from 70 to 100 years. For drain lines, cast iron lasts roughly 80 to 100 years. However, if you have polyvinyl or PVC drain lines, they will usually last only 25 to 40 years.
Keep in mind that just because the piping you have might be older than the suggested guidelines, it does not mean they automatically need to be replaced. Piping that is well-maintained is going to last a lot longer. If you happen to have hard water with mineral content or the pipes have not been maintained, they may fail a lot sooner than expected.
As always, you should be watching for signs of trouble, such as discoloration of your piping or any indications that there could be corrosion happening. Of course, leaking or sediment in your water are also signs that you should have your piping throughout your home checked. No matter what, you can always count on our skilled technicians here at Trident Plumbing and Drain Cleaning to give you the prompt, professional service that you need.