When to Repipe the House
If you live in an older home, the plumbing system may be several decades old. As every homeowner knows, nothing lasts forever and everything in the house will eventually need to be replaced, from appliances to the plumbing system. The exact length of time pipes will last depend on the type of pipe material, the hardness of the water, and other factors. Many owners of older homes have no idea about the exact age or condition of the plumbing system, but there are telltale signs that repiping may be needed.
The plumbing pipes may need to be replaced when:
- Frequent pipe leaks in different areas of the house
- Low water pressure
- Extreme temperature fluctuations
- A metallic taste in the water
- rusty-looking water
- A strange odor in the water
- Visible corrosion on pipes that you can see
The challenge is that most of your plumbing pipes are not visible, so you can’t just look at the pipes behind the wall or under the floor. A professional plumbing inspection is needed to evaluate the condition of your plumbing pipes. Skilled plumbers are equipped with the best equipment and technologies to provide a thorough assessment of your plumbing system, including video camera inspection.
The Piping & Repiping Process
Installing or replacing plumbing pipes are large-scale jobs that require a certain level of expertise and knowledge of plumbing systems and local building codes. A mistake in the installation process can have devastating consequences, such as flooding and mold. Piping and repiping in Boerne should only be handled by licensed plumbers to ensure that the work meets all quality standards and code requirements.
The whole-house repiping process includes replacing all the water lines and drain lines in your house. This will require cutting into the drywall to access the pipes and install new piping. The water will be turned off and the new pipes installed and connected to each sink, toilet, and fixture in your home. When the pipe installation is complete, repairs to the drywall will be needed. When the work is finished, you will have cleaner, healthier water, and no more leaks.
We go above and beyond with quality installations. We utilize solid Sch40 PVC with heavy-duty hangers to properly secure the drain lines. A licensed structural engineer inspects the plumbing system and slabs to give homeowners peace of mind that while we complete our tunneling work, things will flow properly and not be pushed over during the backfill. Our team will complete a camera inspection upon completion as well to ensure the work is seamless.
Call For an Inspection
If you are experiencing any of the signs of a serious problem with your plumbing system, we can provide an inspection to see if whole-house repiping is needed. There are several pipe material options for piping and repiping in Boerne, including, PEX, PVC, and copper piping. We can walk you through the options to select the pipe material that best meets your needs and provide a free estimate for whole-house piping and repiping.