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Supply Line Replacement 101

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

Repair man fixing a supply line of a bathtub Different types of supply lines

Even homes in Woodstock, GA, can encounter a number of different plumbing related problems. One of these can involve your supply line. A difficulty involving this component of your home can seem like a faraway problem now, but waiting until supply line damage gets even worse may end up requiring more repairs. Here is a rundown on your home’s lines so you can be better prepared for future maintenance.

About Supply Lines

Think of supply lines as the arteries and veins of your own body. The lines connect your water fixtures, like a toilet and shower, to your water supply. These lines work each time you flush your toilet, brush your teeth and take a shower. Depending on your home, you can find different types of supply lines such as:

  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Steel
  • PVC

The average lifetime of these each of these types of lines differs. Brass lines can last up to 70 years while steel and copper lines have a lifespan of about 50 years. Certain materials like plastic can last around ten years. However, any of these be subject to supply line damage.

Signs You Need Repairs

There are actually quite a few signs there is a line problem. You may experience a bathroom leak that increases your water bill. Low water volume and slow drainage can also be red flags of a supply line problem. You may even be able to see visible damage and discoloration on your lines. If your home is older than 50 years, you may want to consider repairing these lines on your own or speaking with a water damage repair specialist.

As a home owner, it is much better to prepare before a supply line leak or supply line damage hurts the rest of your beloved home. With routine checkups and the right repairs, you can save not only your property but also your wallet.

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