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Repiping Your Home: 3 Signs It’s Time

Posted on May 2, 2013

Plumbing pipes will let you know when they need to be repaired or replaced. It’s important to pay attention to three major signs that repiping or repairs are necessary in your Wichita area home.

Low water pressureLow water pressure is one of the clearest signs that your home needs repiping. If you notice that the water pressure in your home has been declining and that your sink or shower has been emitting water at a slower or drippier pace, you could need repiping. It’s extremely common for food particles, hair and other materials to clog a pipe, no matter how careful you are.

Noisy Pipes: While some noise may be normal when flushing a toilet or turning on the shower, other noise such as creakiness may happen even when water is not being distributed. This could signal the need for repiping. If you are not sure about what a particular noise in your plumbing system signifies, have a professional check the pipes for you.

Continuous dripping: The first two signs are iffy and may depend on your home’s age. However, if you have leaky pipes or a faucet that simply will not stop dripping, this is obviously cause for concern. Not only can leaky plumbing be annoying with incessant drip-drip from the bathroom faucet, if a leaky pipe bursts before you have had your home repiped, it can ruin your belongings, damage your home and result in large amounts of wasted water.

For all of these situations, don’t wait before calling an expert plumbing contractor. At Comfort Systems, we can inspect your system, make any needed repairs or repiping, and provide you with the peace of mind that your system is operating correctly. Contact us today for plumbing, heating and cooling assistance in the Wichita area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Wichita, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about Repiping and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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