Old pipes that have been in homes and buildings for years can potentially cause grave damage. There are many older structures within the city of Houston. The materials used to build them have withstood over many years. However, despite lasting for long periods of time, they will eventually need to be updated, especially if galvanized piping was used. Galvanized pipes primarily need to be replaced because it is common for them to rust from the inside out. Oftentimes, this goes unnoticed until the problem is much larger and harder to control.
There are a few signs that are important to pay attention to that can alert you if it’s time to a call PEX repipe specialist, including:
- Low water pressure
- Rusty-colored water
- Extreme temperature changes when more than one outlet is used
- Pipe corrosion
- Leaking pipes
PEX repiping is an ideal replacement for galvanized pipes for many reasons, but especially since PEX pipes do not corrode like other pipes.