If you need new pipes or more information about the plumbing in your Weddington home, call us at Wayne’s Plumbing Repair.
The pipes in your Weddington, North Carolina home play a critical role in moving water to the faucets, as well as moving waste away from your property. Many homeowners don’t think much about their pipes, at least not until they experience a problem. It’s hard to know for sure when you have a damaged pipe because the plumbing tends to be hidden within the walls of a structure. You could notice some warning signs, such as poor water pressure as it flows through the pipes, dripping sounds that you can hear when the water isn’t running, or wet spots on the walls or ceilings.
Damaged pipes are always cause for concern. Even a small crack can allow quite a bit of water to leak out, causing significant damage to your home. You could also waste quite a bit of water when you have a broken pipe. Many people wonder how long the pipes in their home will last and whether they need to do anything to keep up with maintenance of the plumbing. Most pipes are designed to last for years, although they don’t last forever.
Certain pipe materials last longer than others. For example, brass pipes often last for up to a century, while copper pipes generally last for about half of that amount of time. Galvanized pipes, which are common in homes built in the last 80 years, might last for about 50-75 years. If you need new pipes or more information about the plumbing in your Weddington, North Carolina home, call us at Wayne’s Plumbing Repair today.