Everything You Need to Know About Repiping Your Home
At some point, nearly every home will need some form of repiping services. While much of a home's plumbing system is out of sight and thus seems less of a concern, small problems can snowball quickly. After noticing leaking water, foul smells, or consistent dripping noises in the home, you should speak to a licensed professional plumber about repiping considerations.
Benefits of Repiping Your Home
Most people can't imagine modern life without plumbing, especially since it's needed for daily activities like cooking, cleaning, and bathing. The idea of removing those old pipes and replacing them with newer, more durable materials may seem pricey at first, but the reality is that modern repiping projects are more affordable than ever. Newer technology in the form of polyethylene (PEX) tubing has replaced outdated copper and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping, allowing for lasting plumbing systems that will provide many years of service. In addition, repiping the entire house can help ensure that the integrity of the home is maintained or restored, and a refreshed plumbing system will almost always increase the resale value of a home, as the pipes will be less prone to leaks and clogs.
Common Household Piping Issues
If your plumber recommends a whole-home repiping job, it's best to move quickly. Emergency plumbing work needs to happen fast to prevent further or lasting damage to a property. This damage can be caused by a range of piping issues, including:
- Failing pipe joints
- Galvanized pipes
- A buildup of mineral deposits caused by hard water
- A noticeable decrease in water pressure
While other piping issues may seem like a minor "easy fix," homeowners should always turn to an experienced plumbing team to complete a repiping project instead of trying their hand at a DIY job. The work involves cutting into drywall to locate and replace pipes, breaking up concrete (in some cases), and trying to keep as much of the original structure intact as possible, which usually can't be done by homeowners without experience.
What to Expect From the Repiping Process
To complete a repiping project, the old water lines must be removed, and new ones must be installed. From start to finish, repiping work typically takes three to seven days, depending on the size of the home and the extent of the repiping work. For a small house, whole-home repiping can be completed by professionals without much disruption to the homeowner's activities in a single day.
Speak with a professional at Able Plumbing Repair Service, Inc. to learn more about repiping your Florida residence or commercial property. We've helped home and business owners with a range of plumbing services since 1958, and we're committed to providing honest work and fair prices. Contact our team today to learn how you can receive a free gift with any service!