OUR SERVICESPipe repair, replacement, and maintenance
Whether you need a minor repair, complete replacement, or routine maintenance, our skilled plumbers are here to provide efficient and reliable service.
INSPECTION AND DIAGNOSIS
We identify leaks, cracks, corrosion, blockages, or other issues affecting pipes to determine the most appropriate course of action.
We utilize industry-approved techniques and quality materials to repair leaks, cracks, joint failure, and other various issues.
We offer comprehensive pipe replacement services, including the removal of old pipes and the installation of new ones.
We can replace all or a significant portion of existing pipes with new ones while minimizing disruptions to your daily routine.
Our team is available 24/7 to provide emergency pipe repair
and replacement services.
Signs of Aging Pipes and When to Consider Replacement
If you notice any of these signs or have concerns about the condition of your pipes, consult the Birmingham plumbers at Extra Care Plumbing. They can assess your plumbing system, identify issues, and provide guidance for repair or replacement based on the specific needs of your home. Taking timely action can help prevent extensive damage, water wastage, and costly repairs in the future.
Aging pipes are more prone to developing leaks over time. If you notice frequent leaks, it could be a sign that the pipes have degraded and reached the end of their lifespan.
Rust or corrosion
Examine the visible pipes in your home for signs of rust or corrosion. Discoloration, flaking, or a rough texture on the pipes can indicate that they are declining due to age. Rust and corrosion weaken the structural integrity of the pipes and can lead to leaks or bursts.
Low water pressure
Aging pipes may experience reduced water pressure due to mineral deposits, buildup, or narrowing of the pipe diameter caused by corrosion or deterioration. If you notice a significant decrease in water pressure throughout your home, it may be an indication that your pipes are aging and need replacement.
Brown, yellow, or rusty water coming out of your taps can be a sign of aging pipes. Internal corrosion can cause the water to become discolored as the pipes degrade. If the discoloration persists even after running the water for a while, you should have the pipes inspected and consider replacement.
Aging pipes can develop cracks or leaks, allowing sewer gases to escape into your home. If you notice persistent foul odors coming from drains or plumbing fixtures, it could indicate that the pipes need replacing.
As pipes age, they are more susceptible to the buildup of debris, sediment, and mineral deposits. If you experience recurring clogs in your drains or toilets despite regular cleaning efforts, it may be a sign that your pipes are nearing the end of their lifespan and need replacement.
Visible signs of deterioration
Inspect exposed pipes for visible signs of wear and tear, such as flaking, dimpling, or indentations. These signs can indicate that the pipes have weakened over time and may be prone to leaks or bursts.
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Regularly Run Water in Unused Drains
If you have drains in your home that are not frequently used, such as in a guest bathroom or basement, run water through them occasionally. This helps prevent dried-out traps, which can lead to sewer gas odors and allow pests to enter your home through the plumbing system.
Insulate Exposed Pipes in Cold Weather
Insulate pipes that are exposed to freezing temperatures, especially those in unheated areas such as basements, garages, or crawl spaces. Pipe insulation helps prevent freezing and bursting during winter months, reducing the risk of water damage and costly repairs.