Repiping a home is a big job, but often necessary if you have old pipes or persistent problems with your pipes, it may be time to consider replacing your home’s aging pipes with ones that will last longer. The quality of the materials used in today’s plumbing far exceeds the materials used in the past, which means you get higher quality water at home and plumbing that lasts far longer.
To find out if your home needs repiped, call one of our expert technicians for an inspection today.
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How To Know If House Repiping Services Are Right for You
In many cases, you can can fix the pipes in your home by repairing a section at a time; however, for the most severe problems, you may need to replace the pipes in your home all at once. Here are the most common scenarios in which it’s worth the time and expense to hire a repipe contractor to replace your home’s plumbing.
The Age of Your Home
If your home is over 50 years old, and you’ve never replaced the pipes, chances are you’ll need to do this sooner rather than later. In most cases, homes built prior to 1960 were made with galvanized pipes, which are known to corrode, leak, and burst as they age.
Low Water Pressure
If you’ve noticed the water pressure in your home is steadily decreasing, there’s a good chance it’s your aging pipes that are to blame. As galvanized pipes get older, they corrode and become caked with sediment that reduces the water flow, leading to low water pressure.
As mentioned, many older pipes rust as they age, which leads to rust particles breaking off and polluting your water supply. If you have red or brown water, this isn’t normal, and repiping your home should be a top priority to give you crystal clear, healthy drinking water.
You Have Persistent Leaks
It’s not uncommon to experience leaks now and again, and most leaks don’t mean you have a serious issue that requires repiping your home; however, if you have leaks that persist no matter how much you try to repair them, it’s a good sign that your home’s pipes are past their prime and need replacing.
If you’re not sure if repiping your home now is the right time or if you can put it off a few more years, call one of our highly-trained professionals for an inspection.
What’s Involved in Repiping A House?
It’s natural for Coachella Valley homeowners to want to put off repiping their homes for as long as possible because they fear the expense, the inconvenience, and that their home is going to get torn up. However, repiping a home doesn’t have to be the nightmare that you envision. Most whole house repipes are completed in a few days, and in most cases, you’re not going to be totally without water for days while work is being done.
Your plumbing contractor starts the repiping process by pinpointing the exact locations of the pipes in the walls. Once that’s done, they cut holes into the drywall to access the plumbing. Once the new pipes are installed, the contractor patches up the drywall and repaints to return your home to normal.
Also, as mentioned, since most of the repiping is done during the day, and since plumbers replace sections at a time, you won’t be without water for an extended time.
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KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning is Your Go-To Plumbing Provider
At KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning, we guarantee all of the work we do when installing new plumbing or repairing your old system. If you’re not sure whether it’s time to repipe your home now, you can rely on our expert technicians to provide a thorough inspection of your plumbing system to determine if you can get by with fixing a section at a time, or if you need to replace the entire system. If you’re put off by the expense of repiping your home, we offer financing options for big jobs such as this.