Not all repiping is created equal. Repiping jobs are large and costly 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.
Mainline Plumbing and Drain specializes in repiping services in Seattle. Give us a call or contact us here to learn about our service and reach professional plumbers with the expertise to get your repiping job done right.
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!
What is Repiping?
Simply put, repiping is replacing the pipes in your home’s plumbing system. This is of course a big undertaking, and can be costly and take a long time. But when the plumbing in your home is old or just not working correctly, it’s often the best option. Here at Mainline, we’ll work with you to discuss your best options when it comes time to replace your piping. We are committed to doing what’s best for our customers, and we’ll always be upfront about the costs and timeline of this big project.
Are There Alternatives to Repiping?
There is a method known as trenchless repiping that is less invasive, but this is not always a viable option for all homes. By calling a Mainline plumber, you’ll be sure of receiving information on all your possible options.
How Long Does Repiping Take?
Depending on the extent of the issues, the size of the home, and the nature of the plumbing system, plus a few other factors, a repiping job can take up to a week. A week is a long time to be unable to use your plumbing system, and we understand that can be intimidating. We will always be upfront about the timeline when you call Mainline for your repiping needs.