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Signs that your uPVC pipes need professional attention

Signs that your uPVC pipes need professional attention

Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) pipes are commonly used in plumbing systems because they are highly durable and resistant to corrosion. This results in a reliable plumbing system which is not prone to frequent breakdowns. However, over time and use, even uPVC pipes may suffer some damage or face issues. When that happens, the pipes require professional attention. Here, we share some of the warning signs that indicate that uPVC pipes need proper repair and maintenance.



1. Leaking pipes:


One of the most obvious signs that your uPVC pipes need professional attention is visible leaks. Leaks can occur at joints, cracks, or holes in the pipes, leading to water damage and mould growth. Leaks don't just damage your home; they can also damage your wallet. Every drop of water leaking from a pipe is water you're paying for but not using. Over time, these seemingly insignificant leaks can accumulate on your water bill.



2. Low water pressure:


Water pressure drops in the plumbing system are indicative of a wide range of issues, such as damaged or obstructed uPVC pipes. So, if there is a sudden decrease in the water pressure in showers or faucets, it could be time to have a professional inspect the entire piping system. Plumbers can identify the issue and get to the root of it.



3. Strange odours:


Some uPVC pipes may emit a foul smell after considerable use. These odours can occur only when there is bacterial growth inside the pipes or there is a sewage gas leak. Besides the foul smell, these issues can also indicate water contamination in the pipes. If you notice any unpleasant odour from or near the drains, contact a plumber for professional assessment.



4. Unexplained water discoloration:


Discoloration of the water coming from uPVC pipes can also indicate an underlying issue. Usually, discoloration happens because of some type of contamination within the plumbing. If you notice any unusual changes in the colour of your water—such as a brownish, reddish, or greenish hue— it is important to address these changes promptly. Contact a professional plumber to investigate and resolve the issue.



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