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How To Check Your House For Broken Plumbing Pipes


Depending on the design and age of the property, the plumbing material and system design may differ significantly. Older homes usually had metal and cement/asbestos piping, while many new homes have plastic piping, especially in the sewage and drainage system. 


Depending on the material used and the location of the pipe, the extent of the damage to the pipe will differ significantly. In some cases, there may be only a small crack in the pipe, leading to water leakage while in other cases, there is usually a large hole in the pipe, flooding the premises.


Most people will realize that there is a problem with their plumbing system, only when there is a damp patch, water leakage, or flooding. As soon as the problem is noticed, it is advisable to inspect the plumbing system carefully. 


Some of the frequent problems noticed are water leakage, installation-related problems, especially at the joints, or rusted pipes. In addition to damp patches, mold formation is also an indication that there is some water leakage. It is advisable to make a list of all the plumbing problems, for the different rooms of the house, so that it easier to ask the plumber for a quote for the repair service.



The Benefits Of Plumbing Specialist


Often homeowners do not wish to pay a plumber for repairs, they would like to do it themselves. In some cases, especially single women and senior citizens, the property owner may not be able to find a reliable plumber who they can trust to do the repairs. 


However, property owners should be aware that repairing most plumbing problems is time-consuming, and tedious for a person without any training, experience, and lacking the right tools. While trying to fix the broken pipes, the inexperienced person may cause further damage to the plumbing system, increasing the cost of repairs.


In contrast, a large number of property owners are using the plumbing service of professional plumbers. So the plumbers have the latest tools and supplies which are required for fixing the broken pipe. 


Depending on the extent of the damage to the pipe, the plumber will give the right advice on the best solution for fixing the plumbing problem, whether cement or other material can be used for sealing the crack or the entire pipe has to be replaced. The plumber will often give a warranty on his repairs. Since the plumber is experienced and has the right tools, he will fix the plumbing pipe quickly and efficiently.




When To Call For A Plumbing Repair Or Replacement?


After inspecting the plumbing system, the plumber will often give the property owner the option of repairing the plumbing or replacing the broken pipe. Unless the property owner has extremely limited funds, or the plumbing is new, it is always better to replace the broken pipe with a new pipe. Most pipe repairs are only temporary, will last only for a few months or years. In contrast, if a new pipe is used, it will not require replacement for at least a decade, if properly maintained.