Is it Time to Replace Your Domestic Pipework?

As a major component in your plumbing system if your pipes are in poor condition then you’re going to experience ongoing problems. Pipes are designed to last for years so in most cases a professional repair job should fix the problem but if your pipework needs to be replaced it’s better to do this sooner rather than later. From keeping your boiler running to powering your appliances, pipework maintenance is an important part of looking after your home.

Here are some of the top signs that your pipes may need replacing or repairing.

Regular leaks

The last thing you want is to have leaks around your home but if your pipes have a loose connection or are starting to corrode, this can happen. Regularly leaking is not something to ignore. Although it may start small, over time the damage can get worse and the more pressure that is put on the weak areas of the pipe will eventually cause a huge problem and even water damage. If leaking is something that you’re experiencing at home always call a plumber as soon as you can.

Discoloured water

The water coming out of your taps should be crystal clear. However, if you notice discolouration such as a yellow or brown tinge to your water this is often a sign that your pipes are carrying unwanted sediments. Most of the time this is a result of rusted pipes and corrosion. As the metal chips off it gets into the water and causing it to change colour – water like this is not something you want to consume or wash in. The best solution is to have the old pipes replaced (this will also reduce the chances of corrosion-related leaks) and that way your water will remain clean and clear.

Poor water pressure

Slow running taps and low pressure showers are not ideal. But what cause these problems? Well, a change in water pressure could indicate problems with your pipes such as cracks that are causing leaks somewhere in the system. If low water pressure is not a common issue for you, the best course of action is to have a professional plumber assess your pipework to identify the issue.

Here at Smartheat Plumbing, our pipework services will keep your domestic and commercial pipework running smoothly. If you’ve noticed any of the above signs, give us a call and our professional engineers will take a look. Operating across Peterborough, we’re the reliable heating and plumbing specialists that won’t let you down. Contact us today for more information.