Plumbing problems are some of the most annoying issues a homeowner can have. At Gilman, we are committed to high-quality plumbing repair and service.

Here a few signs it may be time to upgrade or replace your plumbing:

  • Foul Smelling Water - if your water smells foul, that is a serious sign it's time to replace your water heater. Over time bacteria can enter your pipes and cause this foul odor.
  • Old Pipes - different pipe materials last different lifespans. Galvanized steel and brass pipes have the longest life at 80 to 100 years. Copper pipes last 70 to 80 years and PVC can last 25 to 40 years. Knowing how old your pipes are and what material they are made of is essential. (Note: you should not have any lead pipes, as these are dangerous!)
  • Corrosion - if you notice your pipes having bubbles or other problems on the outside, this is a sign that they need to be replaced. If pipes look bad on the outside, the inside is only worse.
  • Trouble Spots - if you have frequent leaking (more than once a year) it is time to replace that pipe. While minor leaks are natural wear and tear on a house, frequent leaks are signs of a bigger problem. Getting the pipes fixed will save you in the long run.

If you have any plumbing questions, call the G-Men!

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