People often decide to replace things when they become old. Although that should not be the case, old things can work fine as well so the age of a product should not be a determinant in deciding when something is to be replaced.
However, there are certain things you should notice to know when to replace your plumbing. It is time to replace your plumbing when it starts exhibiting the signs listed below.
There is no color to water; it is supposed to be clear. It is a warning sign when you start to notice that the water coming out of your tap has color.
When the water coming out of your tap starts to seem a little brown or has a tint of brown, it usually means the pipes supplying the water have started to corrode. This water is not safe for consumption and should not be ingested in any form.
It is also not safe to wash dishes, clothes or clean your house with this mirky water. This also required immediate attention from professional plumbers.
Molds and Hidden Leaks
There are regular leaks which can be fixed by a plumber and maintenance. However, there are more tricky ones that you can’t notice until it’s too late.
Hidden leaks could be found behind walls, under the bathtub, below the fridge, underneath the sink and many other places.
The most difficult to notice is the leak behind the wall, it often leaves a big brown mold on the wall and the longer it stays there, the more damage your house would sustain. This should be tended to as soon as possible.
The smell of water cannot be explained but one does know when it is not right. The water which comes into your homes through pipes does not contain any odour and is not supposed to.
If the water which comes through a tap at your home starts to have a faulty or nasty smell, it is essential to note that it is not fit for consumption, not to mention that is not sanitary at all and could prove to be lethal or dangerous.
When water starts to smell, it is a common indication that it has been infested by unwanted bacteria and needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.
This infestation could be caused by a multitude of reasons which could include clogging, corrosion, etc. However, it is important to note that this isn’t an unsolvable issue. It is simply an indication that your plumbing needs to be changed or replaced.