Understanding Plumbing Problems

There aren't many household systems more confusing than plumbing, which is why I stopped trying to fix mine on my own. I realized that taking things apart was increasingly more difficult, so I stopped guessing and started looking for a trained expert who could come out and help. When I found the right professional, it was amazing to see how much easier things were. They went through, evaluated my plumbing system, and made changes that changed my home from the inside-out. Check out this blog to find out more about how to avoid plumbing problems and when to hire a professional of your own.

3 Things To Know About Replacing Your Home's Plumbing

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Your home's plumbing is something that you use on a daily basis. Having reliable plumbing in place is a must. Any issues with your plumbing can make daily tasks such as bathing, washing clothes and dishes, and cooking difficult. While your home's plumbing was likely built to last for a long time, there are situations where you may need to replace portions of your home's plumbing. Whether it's due to old plumbing or a home renovation project, plumbing replacement is something that should be done by a licensed plumber. Here are three things to know about replacing your home's plumbing.

Signs Replacement is Needed

While replacing your home's plumbing is a common task during renovations, there are times where the plumbing needs to be replaced due to damage or old age. Being able to identify the signs that your plumbing may need replacement is key. A few signs that you need to call in a plumbing contractor include leaks and clogged drains. Slow draining and strange sounds such as gurgling or bubbling can also indicate issues. Other signs that replacement may be needed include strange or foul odors emanating from your plumbing or a toilet that won't stop running.

The Cost of Plumbing Replacement

If you believe that you may need to replace some or all of the plumbing in your home in the near future, knowing how much it may cost can be helpful. Costs will vary depending on the type of plumbing used and also the difficulty of the replacement. The size of your home will also have an impact on the total costs. If you are just having a few small sections of plumbing replaced, it will typically cost between $351 and $1,835. Replacing the plumbing throughout an entire home typically ranges anywhere from $1,500 to upwards of $15,000. 

How Long Plumbing Will Last

When it comes to new plumbing, the lifespan can vary depending on the materials used. This is something that you may want to discuss with your plumbing contractor when replacing the plumbing in your home. Copper plumbing will typically last for around 50 years or longer, brass between 40 and 45 years, galvanized steel between 20 and 50 years, cast iron between 75 and 100 years, and PVC indefinitely. 

If you are considering replacing your home's plumbing, there are a few things to know. First, being able to identify the signs that replacement may be needed is key. The cost to replace your home's plumbing will vary but typically will be at least a few thousand dollars if you are replacing the plumbing throughout your home. Knowing how long your new plumbing will last can also be helpful. 

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9 October 2019