Havertown, PA Plumbing Guide: Replacing Plumbing Components

Posted by Michael Henderson

Our plumbing system works behind the scenes. We readily enjoy the stream of hot water coming out of the shower fixture high on the wall, or the washing machine unit that somehow fills up with water, but we don’t think about how our plumbing works. The truth is that a lot of hard work and design is responsible for the conveniences of our modern plumbing systems. But it won’t last forever and there may come a time when you have to replace some of your plumbing. Call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. today for comprehensive plumbing services, from whole home repiping to water heater replacement.

Here are some examples of common parts of your plumbing you might need to replace:

  • Piping: You have piping throughout your home plumbing supply system, and you can expect it to be durable, provided it is taken care of and was installed properly, but nothing, not even copper, lasts forever. Temperature and pressure fluctuations, hard water, and simply general wear and tear on pipes and connections can cause multiple leaks and corrosion. It’s important to try and prevent systemic pipe failure so that you can avoid any water damage in your home. If your pipes frequently leak, have a plumber examine your system to see if you need pipe replacement.
  • Water heater: No matter what type of water heater you have, it will eventually need repair or replacement. If your tank storage water heater has turned your home water supply a rusty color, then it could mean that oxidization has started to rust the interior of your water heater. This can be not only hazardous to your water supply, but it can also lead to major water heater failure, which can mean a lot of hot water leaking into your home.
  • Fixtures: The fixtures that function as the intermediaries between you and your water supply are subject to wear and tear just like the rest of your plumbing components. Don’t let small faucet leaks increase your water bill. If you have a faucet that is constantly leaking or a toilet that keeps running, its important to get it repaired or replaced quickly. If you want to make your home more environmentally friendly, replacing your faucets, showerheads, and toliets with fixtures specially designed to be low-flow can have a big impact on how much water your home uses.

Keep an eye on your home plumbing system. When you need to replace any of your Havertown, PA home’s plumbing components, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. today! 

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