Reasons Your Pipes May Need To Be Replaced

Reasons Your Pipes May Need To Be ReplacedIndoor plumbing is one of the most convenient and important modern amenities in use today. However, if you want your home’s plumbing system to keep serving you well, it’s important to maintain it. This means not only taking proper care of it but also seeking plumbing repair when necessary. Here are some of the reasons your pipes may need to be replaced that we’ve compiled together at Environment Masters for you.


As metal ages, it tends to fall victim to corrosion from rust and exposure to the elements. Corroded metal pipes can impart your water with a strong metallic taste and unsightly brown or yellow tinge. It is also likely to result in leaks, which could cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home’s structure.

Health Hazards

In very old homes, lead in the piping can be a serious concern. It’s strongly recommended that you have your plumbing inspected by a professional Richland plumber and seek repiping if any lead is found. Corroded pipes made from other metals can also pose a risk to health due to excess heavy metals.


There’s no harm in updating old plumbing for the sake of it. It could potentially save you a lot more money in the near future and improve the overall safety of your home’s plumbing system. Furthermore, should you wish to sell your home later, updated plumbing could increase its value tremendously. The last thing new owners want to worry about after moving in is pipe repair.

Galvanized Pipes

Galvanized pipes are particularly vulnerable to corrosion, and they’re most common in older homes. If you have galvanized plumbing and experience poor water pressure, it may be that the pipes have corroded to the point where they became partially blocked.

Sewer Line

Your sewer line is part and parcel of your home’s plumbing system, and it is just as susceptible to problems. Depending on when your home was built, the line could be made from a variety of materials. Clay and tarpaper, which were common around World War II, degrade rapidly, are vulnerable to roots and nearly always need replaced. Cast iron lines can corrode and plastic crack from weather or pressure. If you think your sewer line is compromised, call a Richland plumber at Environment Masters at 601-353-4681 and have them do a pipeline video inspection to confirm the problem.

Reasons Your Pipes May Need To Be Replaced was last modified: July 30th, 2016 by admin

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