When considering the different forms of plumbing repairs, it’s important to know the age of your pipes. If your home is old and your plumbing system is similarly, outdated, you could require a more extensive process to get your pipes functioning properly, such as trenchless sewer replacements. Some pipe materials are known to fail if not intended to — for instance, cast iron and Orangeburg pipes have both been known to corrode and cause obstructions, pipe collapses, and dangerous plumbing situations. Any plumbing system is bound to have problems if it’s too old and the materials are near the end of their lifespan.
But how do you determine the age of your plumbing system and how close you are to needing replacement work done? This information could be pivotal for a person looking to buy a new home or a current homeowner looking for professional plumbing assistance. How can you tell how old your system is?
There are a number of ways to tell, just from looking at your exposed pipes, how old they are and how close you are to needing replacement. Jim and Dave, owners of the Twin Plumbers and also two professional plumbers themselves, have put together a video to show you how:
So, as we saw in the video, there are three main determining factors that show your pipes may be near their deadline (or even overdue) so that you can make educated decisions about your plumbing repairs and services:
We hope this helps you with your plumbing repairs. As always, thanks for reading!
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