Water / Waste Re-Pipes
When Does One Need to Re-pipe Water or Waste Lines?
Most homeowners only have occasional plumbing problems – a leaky showerhead or faucet, a plugged drain – nothing too serious. However, if occasional problems turn into recurring ones, it may be time to seek the advice of a professional.
As a rule, plumbing problems don’t just appear overnight. As a home ages, so does its plumbing. There will come a time when water and waste lines need re-piping.
Signs a water/waste line may be failing:
- Rust brown tint in water
- Damp, soggy spots in the lawn
- A drop in water pressure
- Higher water bills
- Regular sewer backups
- Slow drains in the toilet, bathtub or sink
- Mold growth
- Sewer gas odor around the home
- Bubbling in toilet
- Foundation cracks and settlement
- Pool of septic waste in yard
- Rodent issues
- Infestation of insects, such as roaches, sewer flies, or palmetto bugs
- Greener, lush patches on the lawn
If your home is exhibiting any of these signs, contact a Beastbay Plumbing specialist who can assess the situation, and determine what repairs or replacements are needed.
In homes built before the 1960s, it is likely that galvanized pipes were used for plumbing. Because these types of pipes can cause lead poisoning, it’s important to know the type of pipe that is delivering water into your home. Our professionals can determine the type of pipe used and suggest the best replacement.
Waste line failures cause not only severe damage to the home but also expose its residents to health risks. The signs of a failing waste line should never be ignored.
Roots are a major cause of waste line issues, cracking and even collapsing the line. A Beastbay Plumbing professional can feed a camera through the line to check its condition. If roots are present in the line, these can usually be cleared and the issue is resolved. Sooner or later, however, the roots will cause enough damage that there is no other choice but to install a new waste line. The water line can also be inspected with camera technology to determine any damage or issues in the line.
Maintenance is the key to a healthy plumbing system. Avoid over-the-counter plumbing products. Instead, call a Beastbay Plumbing specialist to diagnose recurring issues.