Plumbing Repair vs Replacement

Published on: August 10, 2022

Plumbing Repair vs Replacement

The argument about "repair or replace." We are well familiar with it. Nobody wants to replace something that they could fix, but they also don't want to fix something that keeps breaking.

But how does this concept apply to plumbing repair or replacement?

Is It Constructed of Older Materials?

Is your plumbing system built from outdated and aging materials, some of which aren’t even used anymore? If yes, then it needs to be replaced. Old plumbing
If the answer to this question is "yes," it takes precedence over all other factors. Old plumbing pipes can be harmful to the health of your family in addition to being inefficient and prone to breaking.

How Often Do You Experience Issues?

A repair once every five years is one thing, but running into issues of inefficiency, disruption, or worse on a regular basis isn’t worth the hassle or added cost of repairing something that needs to be replaced.


All materials used in plumbing systems have an expiration date of sorts. Even the most durable materials can break down over time due to regular use, wear, and age. If the plumbing giving you issues is approaching the end of its expected lifespan, you’re better off investing in a replacement.

Do the Math

In the end, use the above to help you break down the direct costs of repair vs replacement, along with any potential damages and headaches that could result from breakdowns (until it can be repaired).

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