Keeping your plumbing system well maintained is admirable, but no matter how much care you take, eventually, some plumbing materials break down and need replacing. If you’re throwing money at your plumbing system repairing one problem after another, maybe it’s time to consider a whole house repipe. Our professionals at Pristine Plumbing, Inc. will inspect your system and determine if repiping is the best way to fix your problems.
Repiping a home is a significant undertaking; it’s expensive and intrusive, and most homeowners would be more content to continue repairing their aging systems than to replace it. However, sometimes repiping is the option that makes the most sense. Here are five signs that a whole house repipe is warranted.
Foul Smelling Water
Have you noticed that your water smells ‘off’? Foul-smelling water isn’t something you should ignore because it signals a serious problem in your plumbing system, which may require replacing your old pipes to fix.
Do your pipes make noise when you turn on the washer or faucet? Creaking or banging pipes could be caused by various issues, some of which require repiping your home.
Sediment In The Water
The water coming out of your fixtures should be crystal clear, so if you notice bits of debris or flecks of metal, it means your pipes are deteriorating, and it’s only a matter of time before they fail.
If your hot water goes from comfortable to scalding in a few seconds, or if you find it difficult to get the proper water temperature, it usually means that corroded pipes have compromised the temperature regulator.
Your Home’s Age
If your home was built before the 1970s, there’s a good chance the contractors used galvanized plumbing. Galvanized materials were the best option for the time, but these pipes haven’t aged well. Today, many galvanized plumbing systems are degraded to the point of being on the verge of failure. The only way to solve this issue is with a whole house repipe.
Understandably, homeowners don’t think much about their plumbing systems until they have to. And when there’s a problem, typically, repairing it works, and they can get on with their lives. However, sometimes the issues are too severe for a simple repair, and repiping is the only solution. If you’re on the fence about repiping your home, here are a few benefits to taking the plunge.
Increased Water Pressure
Corroded and damaged pipes are among the most common causes of decreases in water pressure. If the water pressure in your home isn’t as strong as it used to be, then chances are it’s because of your failing plumbing system.
A whole house repipe is one of the best ways to get better tasting, cleaner water from your taps. If your water smells ‘off’ or has a metallic taste, then your corroding pipes are probably the cause.
Adds Value To Your Home
Even if you’re not thinking about selling your home now, replacing your old, corroded pipes with new, long-lasting materials makes it more attractive to potential buyers.
If you’ve decided that repiping your home is warranted, you’re probably wondering how long it’s going to take and if you’ll be stuck without running water for days on end. While the length of time it takes to repipe a home depends on a variety of factors, including the size of the house and the types of materials used, the typical repiping job is completed in about a week.
Also, you’ll be glad to know that your repipe contractor builds the new plumbing system along side the old one in most instances; this means that you can continue using the water from your old pipes until you’re ready to switch over to the new system.
We offer flexible financing so you can break up your payments over time, providing you the service you need without putting an immediate strain on your wallet.
You can trust your home to Pristine Plumbing, Inc. because we have spent the last decade consistently providing clean and speedy plumbing services the RITE way! With Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Extraordinary care, we’ll get your plumbing back in working order in no time.
When you’re looking for the best plumbing services in Orange County, you don’t have to look farther than Pristine Plumbing, Inc.! Our team can handle all your needs, no matter how big or messy, with on-time service and a friendly smile.
Jim expertly solved the problem of a Y shaped connection between two sinks where the clog was down deep in the y. He was thorough, professional, and expedited the solution. Plus—the sink area was immaculate when he finished. Would definitely recommend him and Pristine Plumbing to my neighbors. Excellent work!
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Anthony was very professional, efficient. and personable. The initial call was for a toilet leak/rebuild, but because of the age and condition of the toilet, we opted to replace that toilet and another one. We are very satisfied with the jobs he did.