The fall season in Smithsburg, MD, is in full swing, and while there’s a lot of focus on HVAC maintenance, it’s essential you also consider your water lines. As you look toward the cold winter season, having your home’s plumbing system at its best is crucial for comfort. Here are some of the benefits you reap from whole-home repiping:
Boosted Water Pressure
Poor water pressure levels make quick tasks, such as showering or washing utensils, take longer than usual. A deteriorating plumbing system that may have corroded pipes or leaks contributed to low water pressure. By investing in whole-home repiping, you’ll ensure that there’s no deterioration that impacts your water pressure.
A popular myth is that pipes last forever, but this is because they’re out of sight and thus out of mind. The truth is that pipes are pretty durable and may last from at least 20 up to 100 years, but they’re not indestructible. Water line lifespans vary depending on the pipe material and use.
Brass water pipes may last between 40 and 70 years. Galvanized steel water pipes may last 20 to 50 years. Copper water pipe lasts for up to 50 years.
Water pipes are more susceptible to damage such as bursts, leaks and corrosion due to constant water pressure. Drainage pipelines experience random pressure and thus will last around 75 to 100 years.
Fewer Water Color Issues
If you open your tap and find colored water, you may have damaged pipes that leak or are corroded. Corrosion causes rust inside your pipes, which contaminates your water and may turn it a brown color. Leaks can allow dirt into your water supply, compromising your water’s purity and color.
With whole-home repiping, you get new pipes that ensure you get clean water for indoor use. Whole-home repiping may also help eliminate odor issues with your water, making it better for drinking.
Whole-home repiping ensure your pipes are free from damage, thus supplying clean water to your home and preventing water loss. Contact Hagerstown Heating & Cooling for whole-home repiping and other plumbing services.
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