While you may not think about it too often, your plumbing system is a sophisticated part of ensuring the home runs efficiently. Showering, washing dishing, laundry, and more are impacted by the state of your pipes. Because pipes aren’t always easy to access and see, it’s important you stay alert to the warning signs that something is wrong. To help, here are a few ways to know if your pipes are nearly worn out and what to do if they are.
You notice a leak (even a small one)
Anything from a small drip to a noticeable leak is a sign that your plumbing needs attention. Leaks wear your pipes out faster and can cause a significant increase on your water bill. If you live in an old house, worn out pipes are often the culprit of leaks and drips. In some cases, you won’t see the leak, but will notice mold has developed due to moisture coming from the pipe.
Rusty or off-color water runs from taps
If the water from your taps are even the slightest bit off color, call a professional plumber to complete an inspection. When rust is in the pipes, it affects everything from the taste of water to being able to rinse soap off dishes and in the shower.
Pipes are showing first signs of corrosion
Corrosion on or around plumbing fixtures is a red flag that your plumbing is wearing out. Some forms of corrosion can actually eat away at the piping, and this results in a much bigger problem down the road. Look for flaking around the fixtures and pipes and pay attention to areas like under the sink for mold and corroded piping.
If you notice the signs that your pipes are nearly worn out, don’t hesitate to call SSI! We’ll send an experienced plumber to inspect the plumbing and get you back on track. Call (703) 968-0606 or fill out our quick online contact form.