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How to Know When It's Time to Replace Your Plumbing System

Dealing with a key plumbing device that frequently breaks down can be stressful. It constantly brings a familiar dilemma to Seattle, WA homeowners. Should I get it fixed again or should I just repipe the system? Although having something fixed might be the least-expensive choice, it's only a stopgap solution. Truth is one of these days you will need to purchase a replacement.

Modern devices tend to be more energy efficient and don't require the same amount of upkeep. So while buying new equipment may come at a high price, you may end up spending less money in the future. What really matters is being able to determine when it's time to take the plunge and make a purchase.

Problems with the Washing Machine

“washingmachine”Washing machines may appear to be durable, but they're no stranger to big-time breakdowns. Leaks due to cracks in the tub or loose drums or motor mounts aren't cheap or easy to fix.

Getting a replacement washing machine may be the best way to spend your money under these circumstances.

One thing also worth mentioning is many modern washers are designed to consume a minimal amount of water and energy. This means a new washing machine might save you a chunk of cash when it comes to utility costs.

Looking at Shower Top Issues

“showertop”Shower tops are prone to sediment buildup, especially if you run hard water through your home. This can lead to clogs in the plumbing within, which might have an effect on water pressure and efficiency.

Water leaks or burst pipes may eventually become a danger, causing loads of water damage to your bathroom.

If you're not able to clean up the sediment problem, a replacement shower top may be what you need. See if you can pick up a water-efficient model, which can help you save cash by cutting down on water consumption.

Kitchen Sink Condition

“kitchensink”The state of your kitchen sink can have a big impact on your plumbing. If the sink gets damaged and cracks form, leaks will be sure to follow.

This could result in costly water damage. Switching out an old kitchen sink with a new one is often the most practical solution.

At the same time, you're shopping for a new kitchen sink; we recommend picking up water-efficient faucets. Just another way of lowering water consumption.

Distressed Water Heaters

“waterheater”Water heaters tend to go through a lot every day, and depending on how much we put them to use the strain may wear them down at a quicker pace. Water leaks, rust spots, and loud noises caused by sediment buildup are all signs of a device in decline.

If that weren't bad enough, these problems make matters worse by reducing the device's efficiency and accelerating the damage.

If you don't mind handing over the dough, replacing your traditional water heater with a tankless model can be a great solution. These devices connect directly with a home's plumbing in order to provide access to a limitless supply of warm water. There's also no need for a tank so you can toss the old one and enjoy the added storage space.

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