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At some in time you will have to replace plumbing pipes in your Ottawa home. It makes no difference if they are made of copper or another material, they are likely to corrode, wear out, crack, and leak over the course of time. Once leaks develop there really is no alternative other than to repair the pipes. Having a pro do the job for you can prove costly, so you will want to prepare yourself financially for the task. Below are some hints the time draws near for pipe replacement.
Indication a New Pipe Liner is Required
When pipes are laid underground they can be repaired by installing a new liner in some instances. To have one installed is cheaper than other methods of pipe replacement. There are some sure tell signs you need to reline the pipe underground as well, and when any of the signs occur, it’s time to call a pro:
- Tree locations nearby underground pipes that can cause root intrusions
- Toilets gurgling
- Smell in the yard
- Poor quality water
- Water backup
- Sludge in the tub
If your pipes are very old or you have lead pipes, they must be replaced.
Many years ago lead was allowed for water pipes and the metal lasts about a century: thus the pipes were appreciated for their longevity. However, lead is hazardous to the health and such pipes need immediate replacement.
Old piping should be replaced to ensure pipe integrity.
If after 75 years the copper pipes are still in a home it is time to replace them: This is particularly true since copper has a upper life span of about 80 years. You should find out how old your pipes are and what material they are made of so you can get an idea when replacement might be necessary.
When you are dealing with pipes leaking.
With a small leak you might not need to redo all your pipes, but if you are dealing with leaks on a regular basis, it is time to call in a pro to assess the integrity of your system. In that event, we highly recommend that you call the service professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services. They service Ottawa and the surrounding area and have for many years already.