Although you may not realize it, the pipes that make up your septic system are incredibly crucial to your everyday life. When they go bad, disaster can ensue, creating expensive and extremely inconvenient problems that can hinder your normal activities. So how do you know when it’s time to repipe your septic system?
How old is your system?
If your septic system is ten years of age or older, it’s likely that your pipes are no longer in perfect shape. If it’s 15 years old or more, it’s time to have those pipes checked ASAP.
What color is your water?
The best way to judge how your septic system pipes are working is by looking at the water coming out of your faucet. If the water is tinted brown or debris is floating in a full glass of HOT water, it’s time for repiping. Rusty water doesn’t pose an immediate health concern, but if left untreated, it could get worse.
Do you have low water pressure?
If you notice a sudden change in the amount of water pressure in your home, this could be a sign of the pipes failing. When pipes start to erode, the path of the water shrinks, lessening the pressure.
Do you have any leaks?
A leaky pipe doesn’t necessarily mean your entire system needs to be repiped, however, it does mean it should be inspected by a professional. Leaks should always be repaired right away. An untreated leak can lead to gallons of water wasted daily, as well as unnecessary pressure put on your septic system.
If you suspect it may be time to have your septic system repiped, the experts at Affordable Pumping Services can help. We offer 24/7 Emergency Service, so call us at the first sign of a problem!