If the pipes in your home are 20 years old or older, chances are a repipe of your home’s plumbing is on the horizon. In the past, homes were built with galvanized plumbing. This deteriorates and rusts over time. Some telltale signs are if your appliances are filling up more slowly then they used to, or maybe it’s the lack of pressure in the shower. Another telltale sign is a brownish color to your water. Eventually this can lead to water that is undrinkable and unsafe.
The reason why this happens is over time, the diameter of the galvanized pipes will slowly decrease from rust and debris. Over time, you may notice a less than pleasant odor and low water pressure. You may even notice leaks springing up, which could result in mold and further damage to your home and even health.
The solution to this problem is a repipe of your existing plumbing with copper. While this job is no small feat, it will drastically improve the quality and safety of your home. Putting off a repipe for too long can result in disastrous consequences.
Contact Los Angeles area JO-MI Plumbing today at 310-473-8111 for more information on replacing your home’s currant plumbing with long lasting copper piping.
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With Fall in full swing and the holidays around the corner, you'll likely be spending money on presents and holiday preparations. Below are 5 reasons to install a tankless water heater before the holidays.
- A standard water heater uses a lot more energy then a tankless water heater. While your initial investment may be more, you will be saving more money in the long run with a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters can pay for themselves in the savings you'll incur in as little as four years.
- If you're tired of losing precious space that could be better used storing holiday ornaments, a tankless water heater is the way to go. Tankless heaters take up no floor space because they are affixed to a wall.
- Standard water heaters are constantly running to keep the water hot, compared to a tankless water heater which only runs when hot water is needed. By switching you're saving money and helping the environment.
- A tankless water heater can outlive a standard water heater by 5 to 10 years.
- Imagine piping hot showers for the whole family each morning without being blasted by ice cold water. You won't run out of hot water with a tankless water heater, unlike a standard water heater.