Replace Old Piping
With a good portion of homes in Lake Oswego approaching anywhere from 40-70 years old, it’s likely that a few of them are still working with the original plumbing.
If that’s the case, then a full-home repiping is in the cards and could be one of the best ways to invest in your home. Whether it’s preventative or in response to a surprise leak, one way or another, any home’s pipes will need to be replaced. Luckily for homeowners in need of a repipe, the plumbing contractors at PNW Plumbers have been swapping out old plumbing for upgraded systems for over 20 years. For homeowners needing a main water line replacement, our company’s experience and expertise is hard to beat.
Need New Pipes
There are a few signs that should tell you if your home is a candidate for repiping. As you’ll see, some are more obvious than others:
Are you the proud owner of one of the oldest homes in Lake Oswego? If you are one of the select few who can answer “yes” to this question, then you probably already know if your home features original plumbing. If it does, you’re probably also aware of the fact that old pipes work less efficiently, and run the risk of exposing your home and property to even costlier problems.
As noted above, water pressure begins to suffer with pipes that lose their structural soundness, or spring a leak altogether. If your water pressure starts to decline, or if it drops suddenly, then your old pipes may have finally given up. If your water bill reflects an increased draw in water usage that your household can’t explain, that may be another sign of a significant leak that’s allowing water to escape from your system.
Those are just some of the potential clues that a full home repiping may be needed. If your home is experiencing any of the above, or if there seem to be any regular problems with your plumbing, it may be time for new plumbing.
Like a home’s frame and foundation, the plumbing system is a bedrock component of a home. And all too often, we see beautiful old homes that have been modernized, upgraded, remodeled and retrofitted – yet still rely on original plumbing. The unfortunate consequence is that eventually, new pipes will need to be installed. While PNW Plumbers takes every measure to ensure the installation of new pipes is done as noninvasively as possible, repiping a home does entail some demolition to gain access to your pipes.
Which is to say, if you are considering any amount of renovation for your home, it may be wise to make sure your plumbing is up to snuff first. If you are looking for plumbing to match and complement your Lake Oswego home, call PNW Plumbers today.
In case you’re wondering, here are a few upgrades that might make sense at the same time as a replumbing job:
- Clean water heaters without the corrosive buildup brought on by old pipes.
- Main water line replacement that doesn’t undermine your home’s new plumbing.
- General inspections of all plumbing fixtures.