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When should you replace your home's plumbing?

The wonderful thing about your home's plumbing system is that it is built to last. Unless there is a major issue that arises, your general supply pipes will last at least 20 years. But while they will certainly be sturdy, that does not mean they will be invincible. In fact, there are several instances where you might need to have a new plumbing system installed in a room - or several - in your home.

While a broken or leaking pipe will of course need to be fixed or replaced, you don't have to wait for a problem to find you to consider having the pipes switched out. A time when you should check in on the plumbing system is during a major home renovation, especially if the room being upgraded is a bathroom or the kitchen. This will be easy, as the walls will be open and the pipes exposed.

But if you are not remodeling your home, it can be a little more difficult to determine when or if the pipes need to be fixed. So how can you tell? There are several factors that come into play here - diminished water pressure and corrosion around fittings are two of the biggest ones. Also, if your home is at least four decades old, it is probably a good idea to have the pipes inspected soon.

If you are facing an issue with your home's plumbing system, or just want to have them inspected to ensure they are in top working order, be sure to schedule an appointment with John C. Flood. Check out the rest of our website to learn more about the Virginia plumbing services we offer.