Your household relies on being able to deliver water throughout your home on demand. Unfortunately, pipes wear down after many years of use and cause leaks and other problems. To ensure that water runs smoothly throughout your home for years to come, here are some tips to help you upgrade your pipes.
Switch to Copper Pipes
If you’re in an older home that still has lead pipes, it’s definitely time to upgrade your pipes. Copper pipes can handle a high level of water pressure, are tolerant of hot and cold temperatures, and are resistant to corrosion. This is definitely the better piping material when it’s time to upgrade your pipes.
Fix Any Leaking Pipes
If you’re switching out any of the pipes in your home, then you want to concentrate on any that are leaking. Small issues could be do-it-yourself projects, but we’d recommend hiring a professional plumber to inspect your property and then complete the upgrade to ensure that any leaky pipes are replaced.
Upgrade Your Toilets
Older toilets consume several gallons of water, so you may want to consider upgrading them along with your pipes. This will help your entire plumbing system run more efficiently. Plus, there are many aesthetically pleasing toilets available that will improve the look of your home.
Install an Efficient Water Heater
Water heaters can last a couple of decades, but they’ll eventually begin to fail. If it’s time to replace your current unit, make sure that you upgrade to the most energy-efficient model that you can afford. Look for the Energy Star label on the water heater for guidance.
Also Upgrade the Faucets
Lastly, if you’re switching out your pipes, you should also consider upgrading your faucets. There are many different styles available. You may want to install a one-handed faucet that makes certain tasks easier or a more advanced unit that uses LED lights to indicate the temperature of the water.
If you’d like to upgrade your pipes or are in need of any other services, call the friendly professionals at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve been serving the needs of Indianapolis and the surrounding area for more than 50 years.