5 Benefits of Installing New Piping in an Older Home
Was your home built more than 50 or 60 years ago? If it still has the original plumbing, it’s probably on its last leg by now. After all, residential pipes installed in the 1960s and earlier are often made of galvanized steel. Unfortunately, this material corrodes as it ages, creating buildup in the pipe that reduces water flow. Lead pipes and fixtures are also a concern in older homes, as are aging sewer lines, which can become root-bound, disconnected, or crushed over the years.
A deteriorating residential plumbing system may cause low water pressure, frequent toilet clogs, sewer backups, and other problems. If you notice any of these signs, you’ll be relieved to learn that you can install new piping in an older house. Whole-home repiping is less stressful than you might think. In fact, the job can often be completed in just one day! Here are five benefits you’ll enjoy when you upgrade to new pipes.
- Increased water pressure: You may have grown accustomed to weak water pressure from your showerheads and faucets, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Whether corrosion or leaks are to blame, whole-home repiping can restore water pressure to its full potential.
- Better water quality: Old pipes don’t just affect water pressure—they can also degrade your water quality. Orange-tinted tap water is a sign of rust in your supply line. You may even have traces of lead in your water, which can cause serious health problems and developmental delays, especially in children. Protect your health with a modern piping material designed to prevent rust and eliminate lead contamination.
- Improved appliance and fixture performance: Do your dishes fail to come clean? Do you find yourself plunging the toilet more often than you’d like? The dishwasher and toilet themselves might not be to blame. Schedule a plumbing inspection to reveal if aging pipes are the reason for poor appliance and fixture performance. If so, new piping should solve the issue.
- More reliable plumbing: If you have struggled with hidden leaks, water damage, and costly repairs for years, it’s time to put those problems behind you with whole-home repiping. After all, galvanized steel pipes were only intended to last 20 years, but today’s advanced plumbing materials can last 100 years or more!
- Boosted home value: Are you trying to sell your home with damaged plumbing? The better option is to install new pipes and use the upgrade to help you market your house. As a result, you’ll attract more buyers and even justify increasing your asking price.
All Star Service and Repair is pleased to offer whole-home repiping services in Salt Lake City, Sandy, Murray, Provo, and Orem. We install safe, modern piping materials designed to fit your budget and expectations, including PVC, CPVC, and copper. To find out if your older home could use new piping, please contact us at (801) 792-2428 and speak with one of our experienced Salt Lake County plumbers today.