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5 Signs of Outdated Plumbing

June 18, 2018
5 Signs of Outdated Plumbing

Outdated plumbing is one of the most common concerns of an older home. Yet, it’s one of the most neglected features, partly because of the expense or the inconvenience of having it updated. Unless you live in a recently constructed home, you cannot escape outdated plumbing. Total Plumbing and Heating, one of Edmonton area’s top plumbing and heating firms, throws light on a few telltale signs that you must not ignore.

5 Telltale Signs of Outdated Plumbing to Watch Out For

Here are a few signs that indicate trouble. If you face even a single one of these problems in your bathroom or kitchen, call Total Plumbing and Heating to schedule an inspection.

Drop in Water Pressure

Turn on the tap. Is there a noticeable drop in water pressure? Does water drip out weakly or flow out in spurts instead of gushing out with full pressure? Does it make a blowing noise that seems like an air obstruction? This usually happens when your pipes are clogged. The source could come from the main line or pinholes. Call us to have it unclogged or updated.

No Hot Water

Has the hot water in your tap or shower suddenly turned cold? A sharp drop in temperature usually comes from a worn out water heater. Our plumbers will tell you whether it needs to be repaired or replaced.

Leaks or Drips

It is hard to spot leaks and drips until they get worse. Even if you notice them, you may not relate them to a bigger problem. By the time you call us, the structural damage could be more than you expected and cost more than you bargained for. Leaking pipes can damage the structural framework of your home, lead to unwanted pools of water in the basement or elsewhere, and create conditions for dangerous mould to grow. It can even lead to flooding. Get it fixed before it causes any more damage!

Brown Water

This is cause for serious concern and must be addressed immediately. Water discolouration has a number of possible causes, including corroded or rusted pipes. If neglected, rust can build up leading to serious health issues if the water is not treated before consumption.

Outdated Pipes

Modern pipes are made of different materials such as copper, and polyvinyl chloride, however, old pipes were made from used cast iron, lead, and galvanized steel that needs to be upgraded. Lead pipes are highly toxic and can contaminate your water leading to serious sickness. Our trained technicians can test and tell if the lead content is above federally approved levels. They can also inform you of mineral deposits clogging your pipes or pressure build-up. With continued pressure, your pipe can burst and cause expensive damage to your home.

Total Plumbing: Quality Work by People Who Care

Total Plumbing & Heating Ltd. has been operating in the Edmonton region and northern Alberta since 2003. We are known for our excellence in plumbing services, high-quality workmanship, and dedication to complete our projects on time, within our client’s budgets.

We are full mechanical contractors who look into your heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, apart from plumbing services. We suggest a preventive maintenance plan to avert problems and keep your home in the best condition. Call us for an inspection.