Old age comes to us all unfortunately – even pipes. It can be difficult to come to terms with the ageing process. And, yes, that also applies to your home or business pipework! No one wants to even consider the prospect of replacing their pipes. What a lot of inconvenience and hassle! However, it’s crucial to stay on top of your plumbing. With this in mind, let’s take a look at how to tell if your pipes are old and if so, what you need to do next.
Low Water Pressure
When your old pipes are corroded and mineral-filled, the waterways will become constricted. If this is the case, you’ll soon find that your water doesn’t flow through your taps consistently and with strength. You could even find that your taps don’t work at all or that you’re only receiving dribbles of water.
Lots of Blocks
No matter how great quality your original pipework was, it will corrode given enough time. The result of this is frequent blocks.
A big sign of old pipework is having blocks that are a struggle to clear. If you feel like you’re getting nowhere fast when you use your plunger, it’s probably time to call out a plumbing contractor. Perth company, Baywood Plumbing and Gas are very experienced, reliable and are available on-hand 24/7.
Elevated Water Bills
Corroded old pipes force all your household water appliances such as your washing machine and shower to work harder and to use more water. The end result of this is higher water bills. So, if you’ve noticed that you’re spending more on water than usual, again its time to contact a professional to take a look.
These are just some of the signs that may point to your pipes needing replaced. Other ones include discoloured water and leaks. If you would like to speak to someone about your pipework issues, contact Baywood Plumbing and Gas today on 0418 922 906.