Your home’s pipes are designed to last, but not forever. Eventually, your pipes will wear down, corrode, and become more susceptible to leaks and mineral deposits. This is especially true if you have an older home. Old galvanized pipes and drainage pipes also contain percentages of lead in them–which can lead to serious health problems.
Plumbing repiping is a large project that should only be performed by experienced professionals. Whether your repiping project is large or small, you can count on D&F Plumbing, Heating and Cooling to complete your project properly and efficiently.
Signs You May Need Repiping
Below are some general signs you may want to consider repiping your home.
- Your home is older than 50-years-old
- Frequent drain clogs
- Your current pipes are showing signs of corrosion
- Frequent pipe leaks
- Mud or dirt coming up in basement drains
- Unusual smells
- Rust-colored water
Advantages of Repiping
- Free-flowing drains
- Improved water pressure
- Clean water
- Increase in home value
- Lower water bills
We will start your repiping by covering your furniture and floors to protect them from dust and water. After locating your piping, we’ll cut small holes into your drywall, only removing as much material as needed to remove the old pipe and replace it with PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) or new copper. To access the piping in your floor, we will oftentimes go through the ceiling below.
Depending on the size of your home, repiping may take between 3 and 5 days. During the repiping process, we will make sure you continue to have water service for the most part by using a bypass. If you’re at work for most of the day, you may not even notice the water service interruption.
*Note: we do not patch or repair any cuts into your ceiling or walls after the repipe is completed.
Why Choose PEX and Copper Pipes?
PEX is known for its flexibility and durability. PEX pipes don’t need to be soldered, and can easily be installed with crimp fittings or push fittings. PEX is the next evolution in plumbing!
Copper has been a traditional pipe material for the last 70 or so years. We still believe in copper because it’s long-lasting, sturdy, and best of all–it can be combined with PEX to make a flexible and classic plumbing system.
Experts in Plumbing Repiping
If you’re interested in having your home repiped, we’re here to help and because the water needs to be shut off during the pipe replacement process, we’ll do our best to schedule work in a way that will minimize disruption in your life. Your satisfaction is important, so rest assured that we will always be working efficiently while always using industry best practices in all of the work you have us perform.