Your home’s plumbing system was not designed to last forever. The pipes begin to weaken over time. This can lead to water pressure drops, leaks and other water pollution issues. You should plan for a repipe if your home hasn’t been repiped in the past few decades. Repiping is a large job and can be costly. Re-piping is a costly job that can be made worse by ignoring it. Repiping an entire house can have many benefits. Below are some of the benefits:
Pipes that are deteriorating cause water contamination with lead or rust. Repiping your home can improve the taste, color, and smell of your water. Avoiding lead poisoning can also help you avoid serious health problems.
Protect your home fixtures
If your plumbing system fails, it can affect all fixtures in your home. Mineral deposits and rust build up in faucets, shower heads, dishwashers, washing machine and other fixtures. Re-piping will save you money on maintenance and replacement, and it will ensure that all fixtures and appliances are supplied with water.
Nearly 30% of all home losses in 2016 were due to water damage and leaks. Repiping reduces the risk of water leakage, which can lead to lower homeowner insurance premiums. Re-piping a whole house requires some commitment. But the rewards are well worth it. You will also experience great water pressure, which can increase your home’s value.
It will be a comfort to know that you won’t come back to an unplanned disaster when you travel out of town.