While there are ample ways for Ocala plumbers to fix and recondition worn pipes and other plumbing fixtures, sometimes replacing the plumbing with new piping makes more sense. For instance, swapping old galvanized pipes with copper piping is oftentimes more cost-effective than sealing or deep cleaning the old pipes. Not only that, but relying on worn-out plumbing could lead to serious damages throughout the home, and may eventually cause irreparable damages to the property. Quick, band-aid solutions create more problems than they solve, especially when it comes to plumbing. 

If you’re unsure about whether the plumbing in your home needs replacing, contact us today to schedule plumbing services.

Our team of experienced plumbing experts will survey your home for any indications of plumbing issues. In the meantime, stay on the lookout for any of the following issues, which could be caused by old and deteriorated pipes and plumbing problems.

Signs Your Plumbing Needs Replacement

Water Is Not Clear

All water coming from the tap should be crystal clear and without scent. Water with a darker, brown color is usually an indication that the pipes are corroded and rusty. Rust-contaminated water is not only unsafe for human consumption, but it may also lead to sediment and mineral buildup inside the pipes. Left unattended, corroded plumbing could decrease water pressure, and even cause water outages. To prevent the issue from escalating, schedule piping services as soon as you notice changes in your home’s tap water.

Bubbling Sounds

Gurgling or percolating sounds coming from the drains or pipes inside the walls could be a sign that the plumbing system is backed up. There are many reasons why this could happen and the problem is common, particularly in older residences with galvanized and lead piping. Galvanized pipes corrode and rust more easily from the inside than more modern piping alternatives, such as copper and plastic. Over time, both galvanized and lead pipes can cause low or uneven water pressure, discolored water, loud noises, severe leakage, and even water backflow. If you are noticing strange sounds coming from your sink or walls, consider scheduling residential plumbing services to update your pipes.

Mold & Water Damage

Sometimes water leaks remain hidden inside walls or near the foundation for extended periods, resulting in mold, mildew, and water damages. The key to prevent these issues is to remediate any leaks sooner rather than later. Stay on the lookout for black, brown, and dark-green stains around baseboards, behind wall furniture, and any areas near piping. Take some time to survey all the walls in the house for water damage but stay away from DIY solutions. Mold and water damage can be hazardous and should be left to a professional.

Unpleasant Smells

Because old pipes are more likely to rupture than new ones, especially when corroded, they may occasionally cause water to pool in and around hard-to-reach areas inside the house. Left unattended, standing water can attract mold, mildew, and pests, as well as all the unpleasant odors that come with them. Corroded sewage piping can also introduce harmful contaminants inside the home, as well as a rotten stench. Pay attention to any unpleasant odors around the home and periodically check the areas behind your dishwasher and under your sinks. If you notice any stagnant water, contact us right away to schedule water leak services.