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How To Know When Your Plumbing Needs An Upgrade

You rely on your home's plumbing system to provide you with fresh water and keep your family healthy. Having a great working plumbing system is an absolute must for any homeowner. To ensure that your plumbing system stays in great condition, it will need some attention. It will need regular maintenance and undergo certain upgrades when issues arise.

Reduced Efficiency

As your plumbing system gets worn out, it will start to work less efficiently than you're used to. It's vital that you be on the lookout for the signs of inefficient operation so that you can schedule an upgrade. Some common signs of reduced efficiency include low water pressure and lack of hot water. Frequent blockages in your drain pipes and drainage breakdowns are also common signs.

Aging System

Like other parts of your home, your plumbing system will deteriorate over time. If your pipes are showing signs of aging, it's time to consider upgrading. Some key signs include developing leaks, corrosion, and excessive debris in your water. It's important to note that different plumbing materials have varying lifespans. Consulting a plumber can help you to discover the age of your home's existing plumbing system.

House Additions

If you're like most homeowners, you'll invest in an addition or two over the life of your home. With every new addition comes the need to assess your existing plumbing system. You may find that it can't handle the new water demand, and you'll need to upgrade to a higher-capacity system.

Dangerous Materials

As with any industry, there have been different materials used in your plumbing. Unfortunately, some of these materials have become dangerous over time. This includes poisonous lead and asbestos. If your plumbing system has dangerous materials, you need an upgrade as soon as possible.


If you've reached the point where you want to modernize your entire home, then you likely have a lot on your to-do list. If you're going to be upgrading faucets, sinks, and so forth, it may be time to consider a plumbing system upgrade. When you replace your old plumbing system, you can help to reset the lifespan clock on your entire home. You won't have to worry about future breakdowns with your plumbing components.

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