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How to Tell You Need Drain Pipe Replacement

Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Unfortunately, the pipes in your home won’t last forever. Your drain pipes are a vital part of your plumbing system because without them you would not be able to clean, cook, and shower as you normally do. That’s why it’s important to keep your pipes in top shape to avoid premature drain pipe replacement. This includes scheduling regular drain cleaning to clear and prevent clogs and calling for plumbing maintenance every year to discover any leaks or compromised areas of piping.

But at some point, your drain pipes will need replacement. Only a professional plumber can decide whether your pipes should be replaced or can use a few repairs, but we’ve put together this list of a few indications that drain replacement may be your best option. When you find yourself in need of an expert plumber in Las Vegas, call the skilled, knowledgeable technicians at Butter Plumbing.

  • Older Pipes: One reason you may need drain pipe replacement is if your pipes are simply too old to go on. Older homes may have pipes made from galvanized steel, which means they may be at risk of corrosion. Replacing your plumbing with new copper or plastic pipes is the best way to ensure corrosion won’t lead to a sudden leak.
  • Tree Root Infiltration: Another reason to replace your pipes is if your pipes have a problem with tree root infiltration. When you have a major drain clog that affects multiple areas of your plumbing, a plumber may tell you that it is due to tree roots. Roots grow towards a source of water, and your sewer line may be the perfect target. They infiltrate the pipes through weak points, and while a plumber can often clear the roots to get rid of the clog, these weak points may indicate your pipes are too old and need replacement.
  • Leaks: Finally, if you have made calls to a plumber because of sewer line leaks, you may choose drain replacement to keep the problem from occurring in the future. Frequent leaks may indicate older or poorly installed drain pipes. And if sewage gets into your yard or your home, it poses some obvious health hazards.

When you call Butter Plumbing, we’ll help you decide whether drain replacement is the best choice for you, or if your pipes can be salvaged for a little longer. Call us today to speak with an experienced plumber.