When it comes to repiping, you want an experienced specialist to do the job. These projects are pricey, and can make or break the health and comfort of your home. There are certain things homeowners and businesses can look out for to know when it is time to repipe.
Some signs that determine that it may be time to do repiping include:
Rusted color in your water. Because older pipes can rust, it eventually ends up in your water which affects the quality of the water that you drink and use.
Your plumbing system is over 30 years old. Older homes that have never had repiping done generally need this service. Homes that are older than 50 years old, usually have Galvanized pipes which are known to burst and corrode when they get old.
There is low water pressure in your home. This could be a sign of buildup and clogging, often due to mineral or rust buildup. Because this kind of clogging takes a while to accumulate, it is a good sign that the piping needs to be renewed.
Homeowners can look out for these signs to find a specialist near them to do repiping in a timely manner.
What does a repiping process look like, anyway? In order for our technicians to reach the pipes, small parts of the drywall need to be removed. The timing depends on the sizing of the home, and generally ranges from a few days to a week to complete. During this time, the home contents including furniture and floors are covered for protection. After the process, testing is done to ensure water flows through the lines properly. Since repiping is such a large job, having a certified specialist do the job will help prevent costly redos down the road.
Piping problems are best dealt with right away, and sooner action can save time, money, and damage to your property. If you need a piping specialist, call Main Line Plumbing for your Federal Way home today!