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You are going through your days as usual, but, you notice that your water pressure is getting lower as each day goes by. You also notice rusty colored water coming out of your plumbing fixtures. Why is this happening? Chances are, something is wrong with your plumbing system, which may be resolved by repiping. By what you say?

What is Repiping?

The term may sound foreign to you, but repiping is simply a process where your plumbing system is replaced because of corrosion or possibly even by too much leak. In repiping, the supply pipes of your property will be replaced not as a temporary fix, but as a part of restoring the full functionality of your plumbing system.

Repiping plumbing can be a very intrusive process because it may entail going behind walls and foundations of your property. This is why plumbing experts suggest that this process should be done as part of any remodeling effort.

Professional help is needed to ensure that the repiping process becomes successful. In most instances, this process would include the installation of new lines that will be connected to all existing plumbing fixtures and appliances as needed. Normally, any type of isolated leak can be an indication of a bigger problem lying underneath.

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Why you should do repiping?

Are there benefits repiping your property instead of merely repairing plumbing pipes? There will always be benefits of doing repiping, but to know whether it is the needed solution, licensed professional plumbers always carry out an inspection first.

There are a couple of reasons why you might need to repipe your plumbing instead of merely repairing it. These can be:

  • Having a property that is more than 20 years with the plumbing system never undergoing any maintenance work;
  • Poor quality of the original pipes used;
  • Galvanized or copper piping materials have been used;
  • Multiple or frequent leaks of the plumbing system; and
  • You have plans for home renovation.

Repairing plumbing systems would not make sense if you have galvanized or copper pipes because once these pipes fail, you can expect more problems elsewhere. Repiping is also a better solution because it creates less damage and resolves the entire issue for you.

Repiping benefits can also include:

  • Lower water bills;
  • Better water pressure;
  • No more plumbing leaks; and
  • Safer and better quality of potable water.

When you need to do repiping?

How to know when your house needs repiping? As far as repiping experts are concerned, any home that is older than 20 years and has not had its plumbing system updated is a candidate. There are some signs that you should also be on the lookout for, like:

  • Flaking, stains, discoloration, and dimpling of exposed pipes;
  • Yellowish or brownish water discharge;
  • Frequently leaking pipes; and
  • Lead and polybutylene pipes installed.

What pipes should you choose to repipe?

As far as pipes are concerned, there are currently a good number of choices in the market. So the question is, which one is better and when you have to choose PEX, Copper, PVC or CPVC? Some repiping experts might suggest that you stay away from PEX material because of perceived PEX plumbing disadvantage. The important thing to consider though is that each material has its own advantage to consider.

Let us take a look at them:

  • Copper repiping – this is an excellent choice because of its durability, temperature tolerance, and resistance to corrosion and contaminants. Unfortunately, it can be quite costly.
  • PEX repiping – flexible, durable, and rarely leaks. Its affordability though is challenged by some concerns about plastic being used for potable water.
  • PVC repiping – durable, affordable, and versatile, it is corrosion-free, but cannot be used for hot water plumbing and is not safe for potable water installations.
  • CPVC repiping – presents improved durability with all the PVC characteristics and can be used to deliver potable and hot water. With better flexibility than metal piping solutions, the drawback is that it does not come cheap.

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How to do repiping?

Repiping plumbing can sound very complicated. To a certain extent, it is. However, it should not pose any problems if an experienced and licensed professional plumber is handling the job. Obviously, they would know how to repipe a house with PEX, or whatever suitable material is necessary.

It does help to know some simple steps to repipe a home so that you are aware that the plumber is not taking you for a ride. Here it is:

  1. Water supply should be turned off from the main.
  2. Inspection will be done to locate pipes to be replaced.
  3. Replace old pipes in a less invasive manner.
  4. Put in the replacement pipes.
  5. Restore or patch areas that have been excavated.

This are the general steps that it would take to repipe your property.

Why you need professional plumber to do repiping?

House repiping involves more than just digging up old pipes and putting new ones in its place. A repiping specialist also needs to make the right decision on how to do it in a less invasive manner and what type of piping material must be used.

And why choosing us is the best choice? Repiping Orange County homes requires a combination of expertise and experience. And that is precisely what you are assured of when you call us right now.

 
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