If you are experience any of these plumbing problems, your home may need to be repiped with copper pipes:
- Yellow or rust-colored water
- Low water pressure
- Constantly leaking pipes
A re-pipe may also be necessary if you experience bursts of extremely hot water while showering every time a toilet is flushed, or if a sink or a washing machine is turned on.
As pipes age, it is possible for minerals to build up, causing them to narrow. Pipes can also rust. In homes built before 1980, it is very possible that galvanized steel pipes were used. These pipes are known to rust as they age. This can lead to rust build-up that can narrow pipes greatly. This can lead to rust-colored water, low water pressure and frequent leaks and clogs.
Over the last 30 years, most builders and homeowners have been making the switch to copper pipes because they do not rust like steel pipes. Switching to copper pipes can help with many of the plumbing problems that you may be experiencing. Repiping with copper is also very popular because it can help to increase the resale value of your home.