When to repair and replace tubes

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One common question property owners ask when facing a tubing problem is whether to replace or repair. Replacing the tube can be a huge investment, both with money and time. On the other side, repairs could simply provide a temporary solution to a larger, more expensive problem in the long term.

No one wants to replace tubes they can simply repair. However, people also don’t want to constantly fix tubes that break frequently. It is difficult knowing what decision is the correct one. If you’ve found yourself stuck between these two options, carry on reading for some advice.

Tubes made of outdated materials

Tube reductionFirstly, check to see if your damaged tubing is comprised of outdated substances. Look out for ones that contain lead. These materials aren’t simply inefficient, brittle, and vulnerable to issues; they are dangerous to our health as well. For instance, lead exposure can cause anaemia, brain damage, weakness, and kidney damage.

Your first step should be to find out what your tubes are made of. Then you can make your decision. If the tubes are an out of date material, replace them with contemporary options. Galvanised steel is a good alternative. The metal does not include lead and it can endure for as long as six decades. You can also choose services like tube reduction to get bespoke parts.

How often are there issues?

Secondly, think about the frequency at which your tubes experience issues. When you started having trouble, was it an isolated problem. Or, were you experiencing discolouration of water, clogs, poor water pressure, leaks, and mould? Also, are they happening several times every year? One tubing problem is fixable. As for repeat problems, that is another story.

Let’s say that you’ve had to repair leaks and the like multiple times before. Here, you will likely have similar complications in a few weeks or months. Repairing tubes makes little sense if you will only have the same problem again shortly after. Anyone having repeat problems should replace that tube section. Or, you may need to update the entire system.

Tubing lifespans

The lifespan of your current tubes is also important. At times, repairing a tube will secure it for the next few years. In other instances, it won’t do a lot for its lifespan. The latter is true when you have older tubing. In fact, the issue you are experiencing may be telling you that your tube is becoming too old.

If possible, determine how old the tubes are. Try to find out when they were installed. See if past owners ever had to do repairs or replace them. If yours are nearing their end, think about getting replacements. For newer tubing, you can often repair without much hassle. This is the case even if you need tube reduction to provide unique parts.

How much will it cost?

Think about the amount of money you are willing to spend too. Cost is a critical consideration whilst dealing with tubing trouble. Whether you choose replacement or repairs, you will need to make an investment. Repairing a tube is typically much cheaper than replacing them. Replacement will usually cost more, but it can be the better option in some cases.

Should I repair or replace?

In the end, deciding if repairs or replacements are better comes down to how considerable the damage is. Whether you can easily repair the tubes is also significant. You could have uncommon and isolated problems, with the rest of the tubing system being somewhat new. Here, repairs should not be difficult. Such tube instalments could last several more decades.

Replacement is usually better for older buildings and houses with out of date tubes. It is the same if you have frequent complications. Replacing the tube with heavy-duty steel ones will give you the best value for your money. They tend to be more cost efficient in the long term too.

We meet the highest standards with tube reduction

Multiform Tubes Engineering Ltd are experts at what we do. The team strives to complete every service to the highest possible standards. It does not matter whether we are performing reduction, bending, or something else like drilling. This approach guarantees an outstanding quality of work and we also add first rate customer service into the mix.

So, if you need our help with tube reduction or any other service, please let us know. We can deliver the tubes you need for many applications.