In this blog we’ll discuss repiping your home. Sounds like a big job, huh? Well, it is. So let’s start by answering your possible questions:
- How to know if you need a repipe?
- What is a repipe and why would you need one?
- What The cost of a plumbing repipe?
- What to expect during and after the repiping process
- What materials do we use?
How to Know if You a Repipe Job?
Over time, pipes can become corroded, damaged, or simply worn out. When this happens, the flow of water can be disrupted, and the quality of the water may suffer. If you’ve noticed:
- a decrease in your water pressure
- an increase in your water bill
- or discoloration of your water
then it may be time for a repipe. In addition, if your pipes are more than 50 years old, it’s probably time for an inspection. Repiping is a big job, but it’s important to do it right in order to ensure that your home has safe and clean water.
At Trusty Plumbing we have the experience to do a great job without charging you an arm and a leg. (562) 380-3208
What is repiping and why would you need one?
A repipe is the replacement of the pipes in a home or business. There are many reasons why a repipe may be necessary, such as damage from corrosion or leaks, outdated materials, or a change in water pressure. Many homes and businesses repipe every few decades to ensure that they have the most up-to-date plumbing. A repipe can be a major project, and it is important to choose a reputable contractor to do the work. The new pipes should be properly installed and tested before they are put into use. With proper care, the new pipes should last for many years.
What the Cost?
Mitch Clemmons Plumbing provides a fixed pricing for repiping a home. However, we evaluate each home individually because some homes my go beyond the general pricing that we provide.
What to Expect During and After the Repiping Process
It is a legal requirement to test for lead in California before doing a repipe job. Home built before 1976 may have asbestos and so we take great care with this. However, we are allowed to open less than a 4′ wall but many times we need to open up more than 4′.
We notify the homeowner about these Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements and the homeowner decides on how to proceed. Rest assured that your life will be disrupted as little as possible during the repipe process. We have done this many times and know how to handle this.
The things that are important to our customers are important to us. There should be no need to stay in a hotel or move your tenants out of their homes, we protect and cover around the working areas. All walkways and drywall cuts are taped off with plastic or paper during the non-working time so things stay clean.
What Materials Do We Use?
We will use whatever material the homeowner might request. However, we recommend the top-quality product called Uponor Aquapex, copper, type “L”. This type of material is among the most commonly used in new construction or the re-piping of single or multi-family residential housing.
Our team is committed to excellence, and we don’t rest until we know our clients are completely satisfied. By using only the finest materials and hiring or training the best professionals you can count on the job being done correctly the first time.
With more than 20 years of experience you can count on Trusty Plumbers to do what is needed at a very competitive price.