Repiping isn’t an area that most people think about when plumbing is mentioned, but as our Concord plumbing contractors can tell you, it’s one of the most common services we do. Repiping is often as simple as cutting out a bad piece of pipe and replacing it with a new one. Of course, this requires either soldering in the new part or adding couplers to either end, neither of which should be done by anyone but a professional. An improperly repaired water-line pipe can result in everything from poor water pressure and contamination to the leak returning and becoming worse. While most repiping jobs are of the patch and repair variety, some systems need complete overhauls.
Buildings with galvanized steel lines that are over 50 years old are likely to be rusting from the inside out. One of the plumbing repair problems with this is that the process of galvanization includes lead. This lead may be leeching into the water supply of anyone with a galvanized steel system. Older homes that were previously repiped with copper piping may also need service because the walls of older copper pipes are much thinner than what we use now. These pipes have a tendency to fail at a much higher rate and start leaking, especially in areas with significant pressure fluctuation.
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The other major reason for repiping is that the current system simply won’t handle the current water demand. This is often the case when our Concord plumbing repair team is called in to work on local businesses in the downtown area. When the pipes were first put in, there was nearly as much traffic in the area and the need for water was much smaller. We also find that businesses that take over existing buildings and use them for completely new purposes often need to have piping re-routed to accommodate their needs.
Do I Need Repiping?
Many of our repiping jobs begin as leak detection calls. Instead of just finding one or two small leaky pipes, we might find a dozen or more, strewn throughout your plumbing system.
Some of the signs that show you need repiping in your home include the need for frequent repairs due to leaks, pinhole leaks in various parts of your home’s piping or just a piping system that is old and wearing down. If you live in a home that still uses galvanized pipes, then you should consider repiping for the health of your family.
A repipe, re-pipe, pipe repair, or repiping is when a plumber replaces your indoor water distribution system. This typically includes both hot and cold water lines, but doesn’t include drains or sewer lines. A repipe can either cover your entire home or only part of your water delivery system. Additionally, a whole home repipe can be performed in stages, so you don’t lose access to water in your entire home during the process.
Other signs that you need a repipe include:
- Discolored water
- Recurring leaks
- Noisy pipes
- Extreme temperature changes, especially if your water heater is not to blame
- Questionable water quality, including smelly, discolored, or rusty water
- Fluctuating water pressure
- Visibly corroded pipes
We Are PEX Repiping Specialists
Many people still haven’t heard of PEX piping, but it’s one of the biggest advancements in the plumbing industry’s last 30 years. PEX, or crosslinked polythylene, is an extremely durable, extremely flexible alternative to copper piping. PEX piping installs faster, has lower material costs, and doesn’t corrode like copper piping can. PEX can be used with hot water and cold water alike, and actually is a better insulator than copper.
If you’re looking for a PEX repiping specialist in Concord, look no further. We use PEX for most of our repipe jobs and pass the savings on to you, so everyone wins. PEX is backed by a 25 year manufacturer warranty, though real world installations can last even longer.
When the situation calls for copper repiping, or if our clients request it specifically, we will only use high grade type M copper piping. Type M has long been an industry standard which makes it ideal for a variety of applications.
Time to Add a Water Softener?
Hard water often contributes to premature pipe failure, but a whole home repipe is the perfect time to add a whole home water softener. With a whole home softener, you’ll enjoy better tasting water, showers that feel cleaner, and a longer lifespan for all of your fixtures and appliances. Learn more about our water softener installation services.
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Whether you need a section of pipe replaced or a full emergency plumbing repiping job, the pros at Plumbing Solutions have you covered with any plumbing repairs. We also offer these benefits:
- Upfront Pricing – One of the worst things a homeowner can experience after plumbing service is hidden fees. Our flat-rate pricing model fixes that.
- Satisfaction Guarantee – The only acceptable outcome for us is a satisfied customer, and we guarantee it.
- Quality Technicians – You need to feel comfortable with the technicians that come into your home, and ours always make the grade.
- Solid Warranties – A great warranty is like an extra insurance policy on the work you’ve had done, and ours are some of the best.
- Same Day Service – We want to make you happy as quickly as possible, which is why we offer same day residential plumbing service.
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