Time to Replace? | Water Pipes

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Time to Replace? | Water Pipes

When the sewer and water pipes in your home need replacing, you need the services of a trusted plumber like Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

You’ve decided to take advantage of free museum day today. It should be a lot of fun, but, to tell the truth, sometimes you feel as if your home ought to be in a history museum because it’s pretty old.

Recently, you’ve been reading news stories about the need to replace old sewer and water pipes that run between older homes and the city connections in the street. And you’re wondering if your pipes need replacing.

That’s a good question and an important one for homeowners. As the spruce.com explains, “Failure of any portion of your home’s plumbing can lead to major property damage and loss of furnishings. Piping and pipe connections often fail due to age, lack of maintenance, major fluctuations in temperature, faulty components or low-quality installations.”

One way to tell if you’re due for a sewer or water pipe replacement, spruce.com says, is to find out what material your water pipes are made of. Different materials have different life expectancies. For example, copper piping last for 50 or more years. Cast iron lasts 75 to 100 years. And galvanized steel lasts 20 to 50 years.

If you don’t know what material your pipes are made of, there are other indications that your sewer and water pipes need replacing.

“The most obvious sign that your home has a plumbing problem will be obvious pipe cracks, corrosion or leaks from piping,” spruce.com says. “But other signs will also show plumbing issues: wet baseboards or the area behind dishwasher or sinks,¬†water-stained or warped flooring, and water tubing that is rust-colored can indicate leaking or corroding pipes.”

If you have one or more of those symptoms, or you just want to be safe and make sure you have no problems, then it’s time to find a trusted Tampa Bay plumber like Billy the Sunshine Plumber. Billy has been in business since 1924 – almost a hundred years. Billy serves Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. Billy is here when you need him.

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