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03 Mar. 2017

Repiping Your Home - Time To Repipe?

Leaky pipes, low water pressure, rusty water, and cracked or corroded valves are signs of problems in your water supply system. Corrosion inside your pipes is a reality in older homes, usually caused by either having iron pipes that eventually rust or pH factors that interact with the copper over time. The usual result of this is a series of small fixes that never quite get rid of the problem. The solution is to have the whole house repiped. This entails completely replacing all of the supply pipes in your house. This is a project you should consider with a remodel if possible, as you open walls to redo things. However, we don't always get to pick our timing for repiping.

Even if you don't have a problem yet, if you are planning a remodel on an older home, this is something to consider. If you have plumbing walls open already, that makes the job easier and therefore less expensive. Also, it your house is older than the early 1980s, you may have lead solder in your plumbing. That is possible if you have copper pipes and the house has never been fully remodeled and repiped in the past. Any time you remodel, this is the time to look for the problems that may lay quietly inside your walls and fix as much as you can while it is easy to access.

Whether you are remodeling or just want to completely fix the problem with your water supply, we can have your pipes rerouted or repiped in a day or two and have you back to normal in no time. If the walls are not open, we remove some of the old pipe, and abandon some to preserve as much of your walls as possible. Then we replace the pipes with new copper pipe or pex tubing. We will reroute much of the pipes to keep from tearing up more of your house than necessary, and our workmanship has a lifetime warranty. For more information contact us at PlumbSmart Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, we can make a same day or next day appointment to evaluate your problems and make a plan to solve your plumbing problems.

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