Your water line, like the rest of your plumbing system, is designed to last for many decades without needing to be replaced. Like all things, though, there comes a time when it is simply too worn down to do the job anymore. When that happens, it’s important that you be able to recognize it. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that dictate when you should replace your water line.

Problems

The first factor that dictates when you should replace your water line is how much damage it has incurred from various issues over the years. For example, tree roots often grow into water lines in search of new sources of water. The roots puncture the line, and then grow inside it until they block the flow of water. The roots can often be removed without replacing the line. However, if the growth is advanced enough it will become necessary to replace part or all of the water line. Water lines that have been plagued with problems over many years will tend to need replacement much sooner than water lines that are relatively unmolested.

Age

Your water line has a shelf life, just like the rest of your plumbing system. With proper care and maintenance, you can get the line to last upwards of 60 years. Past that point, however, the line will start to become more and more prone to problems. It can be difficult to tell exactly when the best time to replace your water line is based on the age alone. So, it’s always a good idea to have your line professionally inspected from time to time so your plumber can let you know when you need a new one.

The Trusted Plumber offers water line replacement services throughout Paradise Valley, AZ. Contact us today for an appointment.

 

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