Repair or Replace? Read This Before You Decide

Repair or Replace? Read This Before You Decide

Your Stuart, FL home’s components will all have to be replaced over time, including your plumbing due to burst pipes and many other reasons. However, when do you know if you need to do a full or partial replacement, or when it would make more sense to do repairs instead?

There are a few telltale signs when it comes to various plumbing items in your home. We’ve put together a handy guide for your reference.

Water Heater

“waterheater”Do you see rust or similar damage on or around your water heater? That may indicate a more serious problem that will be either too costly or unfeasible to repair. How old is your water heater?

They don’t last forever, and it is the kind of thing that you can expect to have to replace eventually. A tankless water heater needs to be replaced after 20 years.

If you are experiencing problems with your hot water, smell something funky or see rust in the water, it may be worth fixing instead. Similarly, if you detect leaks from the water heater, it might just be a valve, but best to get a backup opinion from your plumber.

Kitchen Sink

“kitchensink”Do you need to replace your kitchen sink? If it is a question of a leaky faucet that may very well be easily and inexpensively repaired.

However, if you are dealing with more chronic problems, like frequent clogs, foul odors, and corrosion on your plumbing under the sink that is causing leaks, you should think about a new one.

Shower Top

“showertop”Again, if it is a question of a leak from your shower head, that might be easily repaired. One sign that you should replace your shower?

High water bills. Putting in a low-flow shower head will regulate water flow, save you money and help the environment all at the same time.

Washing Machine

“washingmachine”If your washing machine is under warranty, it is usually a good idea to try and get it repaired because of the low or no cost to you.

There are a variety of reasons that your washing machine isn’t working properly because it is made up of different components. As a rule of thumb, if it is going to cost you 50 percent or more than what you paid for your washing machine, it is probably better to replace it.

Are you wondering if it is time to repair or replace your plumbing? Call us for an expert opinion today before you decide.