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How Often Do I Need My Pipes Replaced?

It can be hard for homeowners to easily gauge the condition of their plumbing system, since so much of it is hidden from view. Most people don’t want to be warned of a failing plumbing system by a pipe rupture, though. So, how can one determine when they should have their plumbing system replaced? Well, there are a couple of ways to tell. Let’s take a look at those ways now.

Age

The average plumbing pipe lasts between 50 and 70 years, with up to 100 years being the outer limit. If you have a house that’s older than 50 years, and you’ve never had the pipes closely examined by a plumber, now might be a good time to have them checked. They could last for another 50, or they could be on their last legs. Unless you’re willing to roll the dice on some massive water damage, it’s best to make sure which.

Plumbing Inspection

As mentioned above, one of the best ways to tell how healthy your pipes are is to ask an expert about it. A professional plumber will know exactly what to look for to determine the kind of condition your pipes are in, and whether they need repair or replacement. You should always contact a professional if you’re unsure whether or not your plumbing system is in good shape.

Frequent Repairs

If you find yourself constantly having to call for plumbing repair, especially if it’s to fix leaks throughout the plumbing system, that might be a sign that you need to replace part or all of your pipe network. Consult with a professional if you have to do this too often.

Call Rooter Man for a full range of piping service, both repair and replacement, throughout Albany, NY. We’ll make sure your pipes are in great condition.

 

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