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4 Sure Signs Your Pipes are Worn Out

It’s necessary to always keep an eye on your pipes, especially when living in an old home. Pipes tend to show signs of disrepair as they age, and if you miss these signs you might end up with much bigger problems that may result in a much more expensive replacement. Places such as basements, utility rooms are typical places you may neglect over the months. Here are some signs that you definitely need to get your pipes checked to be replaced or repaired.

These are some easy ways to identify if your pipes are deteriorating. Call in an expert to replace your pipes before it’s too late, and becomes a far more expensive affair.

Discoloring in water

It’s time to call your plumber if the water from your taps isn’t its regular colour. This is most probably due to rust. Rust in your pipes may cause your water to harden and also taste disgusting.

Stains on the wall and underneath the sink

A leak causes the walls and the bottom of your sink to stain. You can either see obvious stains or, if you suspect a leak, simply observe the walls closely for even slight stains, which will indicate there is a leak further down the pipe. In worst case scenarios, warping and staining will occur, making the stained walls bubble due to the moist drywall. This will break the wall apart, and you’ll definitely have to call a plumber.

Corrosion in the tubes

You can spot corrosion in your pipes if the tubing of your pipe is dimpling or peeling off. Corrosion may also occur when your water has high-acid content. Copper pipes in particular will corrode if kept idle for a period of time.

Old houses & mold

An obvious reason for a leak in your pipes will be due to deterioration, especially if you are living in an old house. Another sign there is a leak is the presence of mold in your house. It’s hard to avoid the musty smell of mold in your home, and if it doesn’t leave even after a thorough cleanup, there is a definite leak somewhere.

These are some easy ways to identify if your pipes are deteriorating. Call in an expert to replace your pipes before it’s too late, and becomes a far more expensive affair.

Contact Access Plumbing if you are facing any of the following issues for an affordable service.