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Even with thorough preventative maintenance, you’ll still have to deal with pipe issues every once in a while—especially if your house was built before 1970. Find out why the age of your home makes a difference to your plumbing, and why ARS®/Rescue Rooter® should be your first call when you run into leaks, discolored water, and other water pipe problems.
A plumbing problem decades in the making
If your home was built before 1970, there's a good chance you have galvanized iron pipes that will eventually rust and corrode. It all happens behind the scenes, but it's not too difficult to spot the warning signs that a pipe repair is needed. When pipe corrosion occurs:
- your water pressure will begin to drop;
- you will see a brown tint in your bath or sink water;
- and your water-using appliances might suffer from damaged.
Copper pipes can present another problem, namely pinhole leaks which may be caused by corrosive water and the quality of the copper pipe itself. These leaks are not always easily detected, but signs include damp spots in your drywall and floor, reduced water pressure and flow, and rusty or discolored water.
What can you do about problem pipes?
Corroded pipes usually need to be replaced with copper or PVC. You’ll need an experienced plumber to remove the bad pipes, dispose of them properly, and install new pipes. But it all starts with an inspection and consultation, so call us today at 866-399-2885 to arrange yours. We can fix your plumbing problem—and restore your comfort.