Unfortunately, the plumbing that is installed in your home doesn’t last forever. Made out of strong material that can withstand moisture, plumbing can still deteriorate over time and have issues. Replacing old plumbing can keep your home safe.
When plumbing is installed correctly, brass, cast iron, and steel can last anywhere from 70-100 years. Plumbing that is installed with PVC pipe only lasts around 24 to 25 years. If you are in an older home, replacing the old plumbing can help ensure that you have proper water pressure and avoid mold growth.
S&B Plumbing offers plumbing installation for older homes or new construction. If your plumbing has been damaged or has seen a substantial amount of wear, we can repipe and improve the function of your plumbing.
If your home was built over 100 years ago or even close to the range of older pipes, you could benefit from replacing the old plumbing. If you are noticing lower water pressure or suspect pipe leaks, replacing the plumbing can be the investment you need for your home. New pipes will help increase water flow throughout the home, keep the foundation intact, and stop mold from growing.
Other benefits that can come from repiping include:
- Safe and clean water
- Higher water pressure
- Save money on a water bill
- Limit repair expenses
- Avoid plumbing emergencies
Piping systems that are made of brass can last up to 70 years. Although these pipes can last for a long time, they are under pressure, which causes them to be more likely to cause water damage when they burst.
Copper pipes are also pressurized and can cause major damage when they burst or break. Copper lasts not quite as long as brass, but around 50 years. This material is extremely popular in American homes. Once these pipes start to corrode, the material can get into your water, so it is important to replace them sooner rather than later.
Galvanized Steel is coated in zinc which can help prevent corrosion. Although they are advertised as highly durable, these pipes can start to rust after several years. They become less durable over time and are used less in construction today.
As your plumbing starts to deteriorate, you will start to notice your plumbing going downhill. Some common signs that you may need to replace your plumbing include:
- Decreased water pressure
- Needing more repairs
- Cracking caused by frozen pipes
- Water that tastes odd
- Unusual colored water
- Limescale corrosion
- Your system is aging
Working With S&B Plumbing
Our team wants to help improve the plumbing in your home. If you are completing a remodel, building a new home, or moving into an older home, our team is prepared to install new plumbing.
Serving Utah and the Ogden area specifically is important to all our team members. With more and more homes popping up in Utah, we want to make sure that their plumbing is up to par. Working with us gives you a great customer experience with products that you can be 100% satisfied with.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and visit our website to learn more about plumbing and tips to keep your home safe.