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What Is The Life Span Of My Home Plumbing?

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There are many things you need to consider when buying a new home. But, there are some important questions you should ask your realtor before agreeing to buy a home. One key question may be, “What is the life span of our plumbing in this house?” It would be wise to find out how long the plumbing in your home will last so you can factor that into your financial decision. 

Unfortunately, most people are in the dark when it comes to home plumbing. Vancouver’s plumbing services have a very good understanding of how long plumbing systems last. And, you can also call these companies if your home plumbing needs fixing. This post will help you figure out the lifespan of your plumbing so you can make the right decision when it comes to buying a new home or relocating to a new area.


Pipes are prone to corrosion, which can cause leakage. They are also prone to leaks due to the constant expansion and contraction of the pipes when water is being delivered. This can cause cracks to appear in your piping; hence it is important that you have your pipes checked regularly. Water heaters, toilets, sinks, showerheads are also things that can cause leaks in the piping system in your home.

The life span of pipes generally ranges from 20-80 years, depending on what type of piping it is and how well you maintain them. For example, brass, iron, or steel can have an average life span of 50-70 years, but for copper pipes, 70- years.

Hot water heaters

Hot water heaters, as well as boiler systems, can last anywhere from 10- 20 years. This depends greatly on how well you maintain the system, what type of material is being used for the system, and the workforce. In today’s world, the average lifespan of a hot water heater is about 10-20 years. For tankless water heaters, the life span is 20 years, while for the traditional heaters, the span is 12 years.


Faucets have been developed with smart technology, and many of them feature the auto-shutoff that turns off water flow when it detects no changes to the water pressure. However, when it comes to the finish and the life span of your faucet, this depends on the material used and the amount it is in use. Some faucets can last up to 30 years, while others can last up to 10 years. Again it depends on a lot of factors, including maintenance, repair, and manufacturer. An average span of a Faucet is 12 years.

Sump pumps

This is an important part of your home drainage system. A sump pump is used to keep the water level down in your basement. It is connected to the drainage system and pumps out any excess water. The pump can be connected to a power source, or in some cases, it can be connected to a well. The life span of your sump pump depends on how well you maintain it, the amount of use it gets, and also how old it is. An average sump pump is 11-14 years.

Well pumps

A well pump pumps water out of a well or an underground water reservoir. You can use your pump to supply your home with potable water. They are an important part of your home plumbing system. The lifespan of a well pump is generally between 8-15 years, depending on the quality of the pump and how well you maintain it.


A toilet is one of the most used things in your household. Unfortunately, toilets are prone to damage due to corrosion and the constant flush of the toilet. The life span of your toilet depends on how often you use it, how often you clean it etc. There are two types of toilets; conventional toilets and high-efficiency toilets (HETs). Conventional toilets can last for 20 years, and HETs can last up to 50 years. But all this depends on how well maintained it is and what material it is made from.

A home plumbing system is an important part of our lives. It can affect our daily life greatly. It is, therefore, the owner of the home’s responsibility to ensure that all their plumbing systems are well maintained and in good working condition at all times. You should also consider hiring a professional plumber to look at your systems from time to time to avoid any major repairs or replacements later on down the line and give it a long life span in your home.

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