If you’re working on home improvements this spring, don’t skip out on your plumbing system! Not everyone needs their whole home repiped, but some homeowners may benefit from the installation. Our team at Jim’s Plumbing Now wants to let our clients know how whole-home repiping could save them time and money in the long run.
Here are some reasons why you’d need to get your home repiped and what you can expect when a specialist comes to your home.
When Should I Repipe My Home?
Specialists would suggest repiping a home if it was built before 1970. These homes’ plumbing systems were typically installed using galvanized steel, which corrodes over time. Modern plumbing systems are usually made with copper, PEX and CPVC piping, which is more durable than the older styles. You can improve your plumbing’s lifespan by switching out these older pipes.
If you have some plumbing problems like leaks or damaged pipes, you can usually get those parts replaced with new and improved piping. But in other instances, it might be harder or more expensive to replace each individual part in your system. Some of these include:
- Large blockages
- Water pressure fluctuation
- Leaking or loose connections
When these damages build up, you could consider repiping your whole home rather than replacing each little bit of damage. If you’re contacting your plumbing technicians more frequently, make one call for a repiping and you won’t have to worry about those constant repairs anymore.
What Can I Expect From A Whole-Home Repiping?
Once your local technicians get to work, they’ll let you know what kind of materials would be best for your home — copper and plastic pipes usually go hand-in-hand with repiping installations. Repiping specialists will prepare the area with plastic sheets along the floors and any furniture that could get dirty in the process. From there, they make cuts into your drywall and ceiling, carefully locating where each pipe will be installed.
The piping replacement process itself takes anywhere between 3 to 5 days to complete. After the pipes are replaced, the holes are patched up and repainted. Everything will look just as it did before the technicians arrived, if not better!
What Are The Benefits Of Repiping Your Home?
Once you start using your new plumbing system in your home, you should be able to notice the difference.
You’ll see significant changes in your water pressure and utility bill after those new pipes are installed because your system won’t have to work as hard to push water through the old material. You can also expect fewer calls for repairs on your new pipes with the exception of seasonal maintenance.
Repiping your home can be a daunting task, but it’s one that can last a lifetime if installed correctly. With all the benefits you will reap from this investment, you can expect your home’s plumbing to last for generations without needing another repiping.
Get In Touch With Our Repipe Specialists At Jim’s Plumbing Now!
If you’re ready to make the upgrade, contact Jim’s Plumbing Now! Our team would love to guide you on your journey to fixing up those old or damaged pipes. You can save yourself the hassle of constant repairs with just one appointment. Contact us for a consultation today!