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When is Plumbing Replacement Service Necessary?

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 11:24 am

For many homeowners throughout the Olympia, WA area, your plumbing system is probably taken for granted more often than not. While we can see when a light goes out, or when our AC gives us warm air instead of cold, plumbing problems have a way of sneaking up on you. With professional plumbing installation as well as maintenance services, you can minimize the risk of problems, but some issues are inevitable. There may even come a time when you need to replace your piping or water heater. That said, the line between repair and replacement is not always so clear-cut, so it’s best to consult with a professional plumber in Olympia, WA before you make any major decisions about your faucets, fixtures, piping, and plumbed appliances. Call Brooks Plumbing today.

So, how do you know when a plumbing replacement service might be necessary? Let’s look at some signs that might tip you off.

  • Frequent repairs. If any part of your home requires frequent repairs, it’s typically a sign that it should be replaced, and the same goes for your plumbing system. If you find that you’re seeing a bit too much of your plumber, then it may be time to consider replacing your water heater, bathroom piping, or whatever part of your home is no longer working well.
  • Old age. Is it time to retire your water heater? Like any aspect of your plumbing system, there may come a time when your water heater or drainpipes no longer work as well as they once did, evidenced by high energy bills, low flow rates, and inadequate performance. Don’t wait for the system to shut down before you call for plumbing replacement.
  • Multiple leaks. If you have not one but two or more leaks in your home, you may have a systemic issue with your supply or drainpipes. When your plumber arrives, talk to him about the condition of the piping to see whether it might be time for repiping.

The decision to call for plumbing replacement should be done in consultation with a professional Olympia, WA plumber who can accurately assess the issue at hand and recommend a viable solution.

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