Pipe Repair & Replacement in Charlotte and the Surrounding Areas
Are you having repeated issues or leaks springing from the pipes in your home? The typical life span for most pipes is 20 years old. Of course there are lots of factors that play into how long the lifespan will actually be. What we do know is once your main water service pipe begins springing a leak out in your yard, more are sure to occur. This is not to say that repairs to pipes inside your home or even outside are not an option, and in many cases you are able to repair rather than replace. At Three Way Plumbing we offer financing options if you decide after all options are presented that replacing pipes is a better value for your family and home. Unfortunately, even the best pipes eventually do need to be replaced, so we’ve put together a guide to help you determine if yours require attention.
Plumbing Pipe Repair and Replacement
The plumbing experts at Three Way Plumbing provide pipe repair and pipe replacement services as well as drain clearing and sewer camera inspections. Our team has the necessary experience to solve a wide range of plumbing problems, including:
- Broken, cracked, offset, or collapsed pipes
- Any kind of pipe blockage
- Pipe bellies from settling
- Joint leaks
- Root intrusion
- Off-grade pipes
- Leaks including those from behind your tub/shower
- Leaks under your sinks
- Leaks from toilets
- Leaks from under your floors or behind your walls
- Unknown sources of leaks discovered from high water bills
Signs You Need Pipe Repair or Replacement
A leaking faucet can waste up to 100 gallons of water every day, and can often be a sign of a larger problem with your plumbing and incoming water pressure from the city.
Low water pressure
A drop in water pressure is another sign there may be a larger plumbing issue within your home.
Keep an eye on appliances that use a lot of water, like your dishwasher. washing machine and even your water heater. Issues with those appliances are often a clue that you may have an underlying plumbing concern.
TIP: Place a shallow disposable aluminum pan under your dishwasher with the lip folded down closest to the front of the appliance. This way if there is a leak that occurs from your dishwasher it will force the water out in front of the dishwasher rather than seep into the floor and subfloor underneath and you will not have to wait until your floors are buckling to be alerted there is a leak occurring.
Cracks are one plumbing issue that’s usually easy to spot. Even if the cracked pipe is hidden behind a wall, eventually the water will become visible through the wall or on the floor. Never ignore a wet spot in your home, as it might be a sign of a serious problem. If for some reason you think you have a leak, but you can’t locate the source, we have various techniques to determine the sources of the leak; and if necessary, we offer a leak detection service with specialized equipment that gives us the ability to locate hard to find sources of leaks underground and under concrete slabs.
Does it seem like your pipes are constantly becoming clogged? Before you blame your family, consider the possibility that your pipes might be corroding. This is even more likely if you have galvanized steel pipes or cast iron drain lines. Corroded pipes will eventually need to be replaced before they completely fall apart.
If your water is coming out of your faucets cloudy or discolored, one cause could be a temporary problem with your water supply, or it could be another sign that you have corrosion in your pipes. If it doesn’t clear up in a day or two, avoid drinking or bathing in the water and call a plumber.
Prolonged exposure to lead can cause learning disabilities and reduced growth in children as well as kidney complications and reproductive issues in adults.
Find out if your plumbing system contains lead piping if you have an older home; and if it does, you should strongly consider replacing.
No pipe lasts forever; and although there are many unseen factors that play into the lifespan of any pipe, here are some of the anticipated life spans of some common pipe materials…
- Galvanized steel pipes can last up to 20 years in some cases but corrodes at a much quicker rate with long-standing water.
- Brass can last 40+ years but that is declining with the lower or non-existent lead levels imposed over the years
- Copper has the longest lifespan with sometimes being as old as 50+ years
- Cast iron is not used often anymore but although has a lifespan of 75+ years, it begins corroding from the inside out long before that.
- Plastics are the most common used today as they are the most economical have an average lifespan of 20+ years.
Although the piping to and throughout your home may have a long lifespan, many times the issues are not with the pipe itself but rather the fittings at the joints and where the pipes have been cut. If you’re not sure what kind of pipes are present in your home, ask your plumber next time they visit to determine if yours are due to be replaced.
Choose Three Way Plumbing for Pipe Repair & Replacement in Charlotte
Serving Charlotte, Huntersville, Concord & the Surrounding Areas
Family-owned and -operated, Three Way Plumbing has been providing a full range of plumbing services to their neighbors in Charlotte and the surrounding areas since 1997. We serve the community where we live, so we’ve built our business on honest pricing, integrity, and reliability. A live person is always available to take your call, and we only send highly skilled, drug-tested, background-checked plumbers to your home.
why choose three way plumbing?
With over 20 years of experience as a trusted plumber in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas, we have proven our ability to provide fast, high-quality plumbing repair, replacement, and installation service. Our friendly team members are dedicated to getting to the root of your problem, not merely a band-aid fix. Expect upfront, transparent, and respectful services from start to finish.
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