The plumbing system is the most important system in your home. Without proper plumbing, you could be without water, or worse, you can experience a backup of unsanitary water. In most cases, a faulty plumbing system can be repaired, but there are times when you may need to replace your entire plumbing system. Take a look at our four tips as to when you know it’s time to replace your plumbing system below!


1.      You’re Paying Too Much in Repairs
If you find that you’re shelling out dollar after dollar to continuously patch pipes, then it may be time to consider replacing your plumbing network. The average amount that a homeowner will spend annually on plumbing repairs will vary by company, but you should have an estimate in mind of how much it would cost to replace your plumbing network. With that number in mind, you will know if the amount of repairs is beginning to exceed the cost of replacement, if that’s the case, give us a call at Steve’s Plumbing, we can provide you with a free estimate.

2.      Your Plumbing System is Old and Needs to be Upgraded
In some states, outdated plumbing systems are a violation of city or state codes. Do you have old copper or steel pipes in your home? If so, it may be time for an upgrade. If you’re wondering about your old pipes, then the best route to take would be to hire a certified and licensed plumber like Steve’s Plumbing and Heating to come out and inspect all the components in your system. We can analyze your system and determine the difference between a system that needs repairs and a deteriorating system that needs to be upgraded.

3.      Your Home’s Market Value
Whether you’ve just purchased a house or are selling a house, the plumbing is a vital system that will determine the home’s market value. In the state of Wisconsin, anyone selling a home must first undergo a home inspection to determine the condition of the plumbing. If your pipes are not up to code, then a total replacement may become mandatory. You’ll also want to look at the warranty on your home and your insurance company’s regulations on the plumbing system.

4.      Constant Leaking and Noises
Is there standing water underneath your house? Do you hear banging and other noises every time you turn on a faucet? This could mean that your plumbing is about to fall apart. Noises are usually caused by faulty installation. Leaking can be caused by loose connections or corrosive pipes. In either case, there’s good chance that these problems have existed for a considerable time. They need to be dealt with immediately by a professional plumber.


If you are looking for professional plumbing installation, repair, or maintenance in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin or the surrounding area, then contact Steve’s Plumbing & Heating. You can reach us at 715-421-1800 or send us a message online!