Top Reasons to Consider Pipe Replacement

No one wants to spend money on pipe replacement if they don’t have to. Many people operate by the motto, “If it ain’t broke, why fix it?” Well, sometimes it’s better to take proactive action to prevent unexpected, disastrous plumbing problems. Not every homeowner needs to seriously think about repiping. However, if you can relate to one of the following situations, it’s a good idea to consider taking action now.

Your Home Was Built Before 1970

Many of these homes still have their original pipes. Chances are that these pipes have weak spots and are at risk of failure. You may have noticed that your water pressure is significantly weaker or your water quality is poor. While there are several reasons for these occurrences, outdated piping makes the most sense. Have your pipes checked by a licensed plumber to determine if you need repiping.

Your Home Has Lead Piping

Lead piping was used frequently back in the early 1900s. It was praised for its durability and thought to be able to last up to 100 years. That’s great, right? Not exactly. As we know now, lead is the worst material you can use for residential plumbing because it can leach into your drinking water. Lead in drinking water can lead to serious health problems. If any part of your home has lead piping in it, replace it immediately.

Frequent Clogs

Drains experience clogs every now and then. This is normal because we use our plumbing systems every single day. We also aren’t as conscientious and gentle as we should be. However, if you’ve been experiencing frequent clogs that aren’t responding to professional drain cleaning services, something else may be going on. Call a technician to check out your pipes. There could be a misalignment or even a hidden leak. In cases like this, you probably won’t need whole-house replumbing. It’s more likely that you’ll just need a section replaced.

Is Pipe Replacement Expensive?

One of the reasons that homeowners live with underperforming pipes is that they are concerned about the cost. What we urge our customers to consider is the cost of living with faulty piping. The longer bad piping is ignored, the more likely it is that a pipe will burst and you’ll have the added cost of water restoration services.

The exact cost of repiping a house can’t be estimated without having a certified plumber to the home. When we send a plumber out to your house, the quote you’ll receive will take into consideration the size of the house, the type of piping material to be used, and the amount of labor required to complete the job.

How Long Does Repiping Take?

It depends on the scope of the job. Homes that only need repiping done in a few areas of the house may only require a couple of hours. Whole-house repiping will take longer. These jobs can last a couple of days or a few weeks. The exact time needed depends on too many factors to give a precise timeline without an onsite evaluation.

Carson Plumbing Champs is the local expert on all things plumbing related. If you in live in Carson, CA, and are concerned about the state of your home’s piping, give us a call. We’ll send a licensed, bonded, and insured plumber to your home to provide you with a free quote for service.

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