Most people do not know that they are in need of new pipes until it is too late and the pipes are severely damaged. However, there are some indications that will allow one to tell if one’s home or building has damaged water pipes:
- Water seeping through the floor/stucco/concrete at a steady rate. If the leak has been active for a while, you may see moss, mold, or saturation in outside soil.
- There is an odor and/or color that comes from the faucet. This is a result of the rust that has built up on the inside of the outdated galvanized pipes.
- The water company sends you a dramatically larger bill.
If one experiences any of these warning signs, chances are that the pipes are deteriorating and a PEX repipe is needed in the near future. PEX (polyethylene) repiping is the best alternative to these problems because it remains unaffected by the chemicals found in the water we have in Southern CA.