Your plumbing is one of the most important infrastructure systems in your home. The water coming into your home for cleaning, bathing, cooking, and drinking all comes from your home’s plumbing system. Check out these five warning signs to see if your plumbing is up to snuff.

Your Water Tastes Bitter

A bitter or metallic taste to your water could indicate corrosion or deterioration of your plumbing infrastructure. While a water treatment system could be part of the solution, if you have corrosion leading to pinhole leaks or bitter-tasting water, you should get an inspection and possibly a re-plumb.

You Have Regular Leaks

Leaks do not only occur where pipes fit together or at spigots or faucets. Leaks can happen anywhere along you plumbing system. Obvious leaks will be at those terminal locations – faucets, spigots, and connections. But a leak inside your wall or under your home can go on for weeks or months without you even knowing about it. If you notice an unusual decrease in water pressure or your water bill has been unusually high, stating more usage than normal, should have Mid-Atlantic Water Services come out for an inspection.

Your Water Is Discolored

This might sound like an obvious one, but sometimes it is hard to tell if your water is discolored. Water discoloration is usually caused by corrosion or sediment within your ferric iron water pipes. A good test for this is to fill a large basin, like a bathtub, and wait a few minutes. If you see sediment settling to the bottom of the tub, or if the water has a yellow or orange tint.

There Are Signs of Corrosion

More common in older homes with older plumbing, corrosion in the pipes can be one of the worst ongoing plumbing issues you can have. Flaking or sediment coming off the interior of your pipes can wreak havoc on your fixtures or cause illness if ingested. On exposed piping, you can check for corrosion and rusting on your own. But if all your pipes are concealed in the walls or under your home, and you have concerns about corrosion, give us a call.

You Have Lead Pipes

Lead pipes? Really? Yes. In some of the historic homes in the area, you can still find lead pipes. By this point, everybody knows that lead pipes can lead to serious health issues such as fatigue, memory loss, pain and numbness, and high blood pressure all stemming from lead poisoning.

Replacing Your Plumbing in Your Maryland Home

Mid-Atlantic Water Services is the premier plumbing and water treatment company in Maryland. Our technicians are specifically trained in replacing residential plumbing in Maryland and the surrounding areas.

The benefits of replacing your plumbing far outweigh the consequences of waiting too long. Not only will you be making your water safer and more suitable for using and consuming, but you could also save yourself some money on your homeowner’s insurance. Many companies are now giving rebates for using longer lasting, more reliable plumbing materials.

Get in touch today to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll do a thorough inspection and let you know what we find. At Mid-Atlantic Water Services, we value honesty and will never pressure you into paying for something you don’t need. Find out today how easy it can be to replace the plumbing in your home.