Not all repiping that is done is created equal. They are costly and large projects, so an experienced and certified plumber makes a big difference. Usually, piping that is 30 years or older needs to be replaced. Otherwise, plumbing issues could keep coming up, risking your home and your health. In addition, it can be very costly down the road to have to keep fixing bursting pipes. The water damage could ruin your furniture and other parts of your home.
Some signs that determine that it may be time to do repiping include:
Your water is coming out a brown or red color. Because old pipes rust, this rusting and aging usually enters into your home water. Not only does this mean that the pipes are getting too old, but it also means that the quality of the water that you use and drink is compromised.
Your home is older. Homes that are older than 30 years old and have never had repiping done also mean that their pipes are at least 30 years old. Homes that are older than 50 years probably have Galvanized pipes, which are known to burst as they age.
The water pressure in your home is unusually low. Low water pressure likely means that something is preventing the water to freely move through the pipes. This can mean that rust and mineral buildup are causing the pipes to clog. This usually takes a long time to happen, so it exhibits aged lines.
There are constant pipe leaks in your home. Occasional leaking is a normal occurrence in Seattle homes. However, when bursting and leaking is constantly happening, it is a sign that there is a bigger problem and perhaps all of your piping needs to be redone.
Repiping is a large and expensive job, but it can save a lot of money and stress in the future. It will eventually need to be done anyways, but it will be better to do it before there are water leak issues.
The repiping process from home to home is generally the same. Small parts of the drywall need to be removed to expose the piping to the technicians. The actual replacing may take a few days to a week, depending upon the size of the location. The home contents such as floors and furniture are covered for protection during the process.
If you need repiping service in Seattle or King County, contact Mainline Plumbing. Our expert plumbers will take care of your Seattle home!