When you think about a system as intricately designed as the plumbing in your house, the thought of needing to replace it can be an overwhelming thought. It can leave homeowners wondering how long they can expect the plumbing in their homes to hold up. There are certain parts of your plumbing that will need to be replaced sooner than others. Randall’s Plumbing is here to talk about what you can expect the lifespan of the plumbing in your home to be.
How Do You Know if You Have PVC or Other Plumbing Pipes?
Knowing what kind of pipes are in your home, will help you determine how long your plumbing will last. Your home inspection when you purchased the home should be able to tell you what type of pipe was used when the plumbing was installed in your home. If you have brass, iron or steel pipes, you should be able to get 50-70 years out of it. Copper will give you 80-90 years and PVC piping will give you a shorter lifespan of 50 years or less. Some homes that were built in the 70s-90s were built using a pipe called polybutylene. They were easier to install, but they also were susceptible to breaking. For this reason, most homes that have discovered this type of pipe in their home have replaced it.
Can a Hot Water Heater Last 20 Years?
Without your hot water tank, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy that warm shower or have the hot water needed to clean your dishes. Your hot water is a work horse in your home. Depending on the type of hot water heater you have, you can plan on it lasting between 10-20 years. Here are the different kinds:
– Tankless: 20 years
– Traditional: 12 years
– Heat Pump Water Heaters: 10 years
What is the Average Life Expectancy of a Toilet?
A toilet that isn’t working properly, can cause major problems in your home. You can plan on some toilets lasting for up to 50 years, but the components inside them usually need to be replaced before then. If you have a toilet in your home that was installed before 1994, it may be a good idea to swap it out for a new one because newer toilets are so much more efficient.
How Long Does the Average Kitchen, Bathroom or Laundry Faucet Last?
You can count on the faucets in your home to last for an average of 12 years. The biggest problem that we run into with faucets is that mineral deposits start to build up inside them. If this happens, you may be able to fix it with a cartridge replacement. If you happen to notice any rust forming around the faucet, it is time to replace the whole thing because there is likely a leak somewhere.
Plumbing Fixture Installation, Repair, Replacement & More in Marshfield, Conway & Greater Lebanon, Missouri
If you are having any problems with your plumbing, you can call on the experts at Randall’s Plumbing to perform any necessary repairs and replacements. With our experience, there is no one you can trust more. Call us today!