When to replace old plumbing fixtures?
A plumbing fixture does not mean that you have to replace it just because it is old. If something is still working properly, then there is no reason to replace or repair it. But when should we replace the old plumbing in a property?
We asked the specialist Αποφράξεις Αναγνώστου and below we mention some of the most obvious signs that show us that the old plumbing installation of the house needs repair or change.
1. The tap water stops being clean
The tap water is supposed to be clean and drinkable. So, when you turn on the tap and see that the running water is not clean and clear, instead it has a certain shade of any color, then this should make you wonder, and even with concern, about what exactly is happening.
You should also pay special attention in case the water has a darker color (a shade of brown). This is a clear sign that usually indicates that there is some kind of corrosion in the plumbing pipes. What happens; As the water flows and flows through the plumbing of the house to reach us and up to our tap, it can carry away and carry in our glass any rust that may be present in the old plumbing pipes of the house.
Water that is dark in color should not be used and it is necessary to call a plumber to diagnose and repair the problem. In addition, you should be aware that old water pipes that were installed decades ago may rust at some point. An old rusty water pipe can very easily cause more damage to our home such as water leaks, moisture, etc.
And this is because, when there is rust in the plumbing, sediments easily accumulate in the piping around the rusty spots.
At these points in the piping, we may have small or large water leaks or even from a broken water pipe. It can also cause blockage of the pipelines as mineral deposits to accumulate around the rusty points of the old hydraulic pipe which slowly block the passage and block the normal flow of water. This will dramatically increase your chances of clogging the pipeline and soon breaking due to the pressure of the water pushing to find a way out.
2. The water smells
Does your tap water smell bad? Smelly water, any kind of odor, may indicate the accumulation of bacteria in the water pipes. And if this happens to your property plumber, then you have another sign that could lead you to some parts of your plumbing system that need to be replaced immediately.
3. Mold and moisture from water leakage
It is not uncommon to have an emergency water leak in our home from a water or sewer pipe. Such a failure can occur from time to time, especially if the plumbing is old, i.e older than 20 years. If you repair the leaking points in time, then the piping should work again without problems and you will be fine.
However, not all leaks are necessarily obvious. There are also hidden water leaks. And they are insidious leaks because they can remain hidden behind walls and water for a long time, without their destructive work being realized.
The only way to detect any such well-hidden water leaks is to prevent damage:
- Regularly check all the plumbing in your home for leaks and proceed with repairs where necessary for their maintenance.
- Do not ignore signs of mold or peeling paint on the walls and ceilings. These marks, if not due to the penetration of moisture from a not well-insulated roof, are due to broken water or sewer pipe that is hidden behind the walls of the shower or under the bathtub.
If you notice a pipe or a plumbing fixture dripping with brown water or mold, contact the plumber immediately. The more you allow the plumbing to leak, the more damage you will have to your home. And so, the more you waste time and do not immediately proceed to the necessary unclogging repairs, the more the cost increases.
Plumbing does not always depend on your desire to function properly and without problems, forever. Especially if you do not provide them with the required maintenance. A plumbing system gets old but not always like wine, sometimes it can get old like milk!
So if you see any of the above signs in your old plumbing, you will need our help to prevent the damage from spreading.
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